Preparing Your Face For Bed

Your bedtime routine is something that everybody does differently. But one thing we can all agree on is that it is the time for your skin to breathe, even if we don’t let it as much as we should! So you wipe your face down, put some moisturiser on, and then get under the covers to sleep the night away. But is that all you should do?

When it comes to a nighttime routine, there’s a lot you need to do to make sure you wake up with the best foundation to work with. And that means you need to clean your face and do it properly; here’s a few tips on making sure your skin can properly breathe throughout the night, that you won’t wake up with new blemishes, and that your makeup will glide on smoothly on tomorrow.

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Wash First

You need to be rid of your makeup and dredges of the day behind you before you do anything else, and you shouldn’t ever lay your head down on your pillow when you’ve still got some concealer clinging to your cheeks and mascara continuously drying on your eyes. Not only is it going to be much healthier for the future of your skin, but it minimises on the laundry you’re going to have to do that week as well!

So you can wash properly with some soap and a sink of water, but you should take the top layer of makeup off first. And if you don’t have makeup wipes in order to do so, don’t worry; normal wet wipes work just as well, or just some cotton pads and a bit of water to be as gentle as possible to avoid the soreness of constantly scrubbing the eyeliner away. But next time you’re at the store, make sure you pick up some makeup remover. There’s all kinds out there, for all different skin types, and you can save your pennies buying the store brands rather than the named brands: they’re about the same as each other.

Then get your cleanser out to open up your pores; it’s something a lot of people forget to do in their routine, but it’s going to mean you won’t wake up with an errant spot or pimple on your forehead in the morning. Get the dirt out and literally feel the weight falling off of you.

Exfoliate the Dead Cells Off

This is where some cold water comes in from the aforementioned sink, and then you can pull out the proper face exfoliators to make sure you get the last dredges of skin cells that are doing nothing for you anymore. A whole new layer of healthy skin is underneath, don’t you absolutely want it to flourish under your care?

So before you give up on your routine and head to bed, this is the final necessary step before any of the finishing touches that you don’t actually have to do. Always make sure you’re using water at this point to make sure you’re not causing too much sensitivity in your pores; plenty of spots can form at this point as well, and that’s something you’re trying to avoid!

Use Some Creams

If you have any to spare that is. A lot of people prefer to use these in the morning before you put the rest of your makeup on, so you’re perfectly fine to leave these until then if you’re too tired. But if your skin is looking a little bit red, or you can feel the dryness starting to seep in, this is the time to rub in some moisturiser. All over your face that is, you don’t want to forget your lips before you nod off; mouth breathing is more of a killer for your smooth skin than you think!

You don’t need too much cream or oil here, as only a touch on the most neglected parts of your face are going to do wonders for that area. So if you have dry patches, or you have a blemish that’s just starting to appear with how much cleansing you’re doing, put those problem spots to bed now.

Preparing your face for bed is a bit of a task, so don’t worry if you’re not always up to it. But the sooner you turn it into the habit it should be, the more effective it’s going to be for your looks and your health. It’s something lots of people dismiss, but when combined with sleep? The best move!

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Five Ways Exercise Makes You Beautiful

If you are looking for an extra reason to exercise, or are simply lacking motivation, you might want to know that exercise is proven to make you more beautiful. You will not only get the benefits of increased energy and weight loss, but also look and feel younger and more beautiful of you work out regularly. In case you need more convincing, check out the five ways exercise helps you look your best.

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  1. Radiant Skin

If you exercise your pores and increase your body temperature through exercising, you will benefit from radiant skin. Through sweating during exercise, you will detoxify your skin. Your face will appear more radiant, fresher, and smoother. If you would like to skip the next cosmetic treatment or exfoliating, you can simply do some HIIT exercises to get the same results for free.

  1. Better Posture

Our posture is supported by muscles, and the more you exercise them the better your body will look standing up or sitting down. If your lower back muscles are not strong enough to keep your spine straight, you will not only develop pain, but also walk differently. Working out on the squat rack can strengthen your back, neck, and shoulder muscles at the same time.  Women who often wear high heels can benefit from exercise the most, as they will have stronger spine muscles and calves to keep them in the right posture walking and standing.

  1. Detoxification

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It is also important to note that exercise releases some hormones and minerals that help your body flush out toxins. Not only from your skin, but also your internal organs and the invisible places. As you usually drink more water when you work out, you will help your body stay healthy for younger. A healthy body, in turn, looks and feels better.

  1. Visceral Fat Reduction

While most people start an exercise routine to get rid of the surface fat and “love handles”, working out and increasing your heart rate, exercising different muscle groups can also help you reduce visceral fat, surrounding your internal organs. This fat is invisible and can cause several health issues and digestive problems, even diabetes. If you can reduce your visceral fat, you can have healthy organs that will be able to release antioxidants faster.

  1. Goodbye Cellulite

If your main goal is to increase your self esteem, and you are unhappy about your cellulite, you might want to know that antioxidants and hormones released during exercise can tackle the problem. While creams and supplements exist to deal with cellulite, there is nothing quite as effective as working out vigorously for an hour or so three times a week. You will see a difference in just a couple of weeks, and your skin will feel stronger, firmer, and more flexible than if you were dieting only.

People work out regularly for many reasons. Some would like to live longer, others want to look better and feel more confident in their skin. No matter what your motivation is, you must know that exercise makes you beautiful in many ways.

How Exercise Works Out For Your Skin

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Congratulations – you’re working out religiously and avoiding junk food, and now you see the benefits. Clothes fit you better and seem more stylish, fatigue isn’t an issue any longer, and people are craning their heads on the street. Yep, they’re doing it to get a better look at the tall glass of water walking in the other direction!

All of the above are great, but they’re not the reasons you decide to shed the pounds. After extensive research, you decided to do it because it helped your skin; however, the impacts in this regard aren’t as obvious. In fact, loose skin as a result of losing weight can look worse than fat.

Fear not, though, because underneath the hood there is a process at work. And, you’ll reap the rewards in the long-term if not in the short-term. Here’s how exercise helps your skin.

Skin Aging

Whisper it quietly because it’s like Beetlejuice. In fact, never say the words three times in front of the mirror because wrinkles may appear out of the blue. Without a doubt, the fight against aging is the biggest battle women face. It’s not just that lines and bags are hard to beat; it’s the mental aspect. Their appearance is a sign that the process is underway, which means we aren’t as youthful as in the past. Although everyone knows it’s going to happen one day, it’s still a shock when the first gray hairs appear. Thankfully, exercise helps to combat the process. Please note it doesn’t stop it completely because nothing can prevent Mother Nature from collecting her prize. But, working out does deliver more O2 and nutrients to the skin which help it keep its childlike appearance. If there was ever a reason to hit the gym, this is the one ladies and gentlemen!

Muscle Toning

Fat Bastard lost weight in the Austin Powers movies “Goldmember” and looked worse than before! Yep, if there is a bit of weight to shed, the skin can become floppy and limp. After all, the mass that held it in place before is no longer there. Now, there is an empty void where the fat used to be, which is a positive thing overall. Still, the fat needs replacing with something healthier if the skin is going to retract to its normal state. The good news is that exercise can help. The bad news is that it’s a tiring and difficult journey. The replacement is muscle. Of course, building it is harder than losing weight in the first place. To begin with, you have to eat the right amount of calories and perform exercises to the letter. Plus, there is an essential mix of weight lifting and cardio. Phew, it’s tiring reading it! Still, the result should be more toned and sturdier skin.

Obesity Side-Effects

Being overweight can lead to problems which happen inside and outside the body. Things such as heart disease and organ failure are well-known because people are raising awareness. What people don’t realize is that obesity can cause issues on the outside of the body. Now, they are nowhere near as threatening, which is why they don’t get as much attention, but they are a problem for lots of individuals. Let’s face it – a skin tag on the end of the nose isn’t very pretty. Considering we all want to look out best, exercise does help to ease the ego. If working out isn’t enough, figuring out how to remove skin tags naturally is the next best option. Remember that exercise flushes out dead cells and debris, too, cleansing the skin from the inside.

Flare-Ups

By a show of hands, how many of us would love to eradicate spots for, let’s say eternity?! Granted, there’s no way to tell how many hands have shot up, but we can all agree it’s a decent amount. Gone are the days of full-on acne, yet a pimple may appear out of the blue and without warning. Even worse, the healthy option states “leave it and don’t pop.” Although it seems impossible, exercise can help reduce flare-ups. To begin with, it removes dirt and grime, therefore reducing the number of bacteria. Secondly, it eases tension and limits exposure to stress as it allows us to expel the pent-up, negative energy.

Sebaceous glands

These are the glands that produce oil, and they work overtime when the skin is greasy. Working out limits their activity and that stops everything from the face to arms getting covered in a layer of oil. In short, exercising promotes firm, moist skin.

Does this post make you want to work out more? Go on – do it for your skin!

A Handy Guide to Matching Products to Your Hair Type

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You have probably had the feeling of arriving at a store to buy shampoo or conditioner, only to be greeted by hundreds of different options which are all vying for your attention. There is no doubt about it that all this choice can lead to a lot of confusion. If you are one of the thousands of people who are baffled by the different options in front of you, this guide is here to help give you a general overview of what you need to do.

Fine and Straight Hair

Generally, people with fine hair are looking to add a little more volume to what they have already. Start off by using some thickening shampoo and conditioner. However, with the latter in particular, you should only apply it to the ends of your hair and wash it out very thoroughly indeed. You could also try out some dry shampoo as this helps to add texture, grip and bulk to your hair. Heat-protection spray and a little bit of mousse will give your hair the body you are looking for, but with a little more control.

Thick and Straight Hair

Thicker hair gives you plenty of options to experiment with a wide variety of different styles. Try using a bit of styling oil in your wet hair and follow this up with some styling cream. If you feel like your hair is starting to look a little duller than you would like, a shine spray can help to take some of the bulkiness out of it. You should be able to use a wide variety of styling products as your hair well-suited to absorbing it.

Tightly Coiled Hair

If your hair is a little kinky, start by using a deep conditioner in the shower. However, you should only rinse this out halfway. A bit of residue can help to keep your locks shiny and smooth. A general rule of thumb to follow with hair of this type is to use creamy products rather than sprays. Avoid moisture-sapping product such as those with alcohol or strong-hold gels.

Wavy Hair

If your hair is wavy, you need to pick an appropriate shampoo which isn’t going to cause it to frizz out too much. Choose an appropriate product if you have an oily scalp as well. Once you have applied your products out of the shower, try leaving it to air-dry. Use some styling oil if it still looks a little too dry for your liking.

Curly Hair

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Frizz and dryness are constant battles when you have curly hair. Start by trying out some sulfate-free shampoos which won’t cause your hair to become too dry. You can keep all your curls in place with some gel or a curl-refreshing mist. Avoid hairspray and rough towels as these both make frizz worse.  

So, hopefully that hair care aisle looks at least a little bit less daunting the next time you decide to venture down it!       

Don’t Let Your Beauty Regime Leave You With An Empty Bank Account!

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We all like to look our best, and makeup is one of the best ways that people can look the way that they want while still being able to express themselves. However, one thing that pretty much everyone who uses makeup can relate to is the fact that it’s hardly the cheapest thing in the world! In fact, a lot of it can be downright expensive. This means that a lot of people can end up spending far more on makeup than they really should. Now, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and then, but the last thing you want is to end up with an empty bank account because you’ve spent all of your money on beauty products. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can fulfil your makeup needs without ruining your finances.

Cut back

Ask yourself: How many makeup products do you have? Okay, second question: how many of them do you actually use? The truth is that most people end up buying far more makeup than they really need and end up sticking with the same few stable items every single day. Whenever you feel the urge to splurge on some new product, think about the makeup that you already have at home. By changing your behaviour so that you only buy makeup when you really need it, you’re going to be able to save a serious amount of money.

Ditch the credit cards

Credit cards can feel like a dream come true for the compulsive  makeup shopper. After all, you can just charge any purchase to your credit card, and no have to worry about it! Of course, that’s until the moment where you most certainly do have to worry about it! Credit card debt is a serious problem, and the last thing you want is to end up in so much trouble that even the best credit card debt relief company couldn’t help you! Use your credit cards for emergencies only and, no, running low on foundation is not an emergency!

Look for cheaper brands

There are so many brands when it comes to makeup products that it can actually be kind of overwhelming. The problem is that a lot of the most well-known brands are also the most expensive. And sure, you might think that this is purely because they’re the best but the reality is that that’s not true. There are plenty of brands out there that do just as good a job at half the price. By being a little more savvy with your spending, you’re going to be able to avoid falling into the trap of spending huge amounts of money when you don’t need to.

Now, none of this is trying to say that makeup is bad or that you shouldn’t spend your money on it. Everyone has different things that they like to spend money on, and if you’re not able to treat yourself occasionally, then your life is going to be pretty dull. However, it’s still important that you’re careful with your money and don’t fall into the trap of spending more than you actually have.

The Best Ways To Take Care of Your Skin

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If you want to ensure that your skin is the best possible health at all time, then there are various things that you can do. Skin that is in poor health can be oily or dry and end up feeling rough or being spotty. These are all things that you want to try and avoid, so here are the best ways to take care of your skin.

Wash Using Specialized Products

You should be washing your face twice a day both in the morning and in the evening before bed. This way you will wash away any impurities and dirt each day and keep your face as clean as possible at all times. You will also be cleaning away any makeup that might irritate and negatively affect your face if left on overnight. However, your skin might have specific needs, and they will need to be addressed in your cleaning routine. This might mean using a specific toner to help keep your skin healthy or using oily or dry skin specific creams. Whatever, type of skin that you have you want to make sure that you take care of it as best you can and that it is as healthy as possible.

Visit a Professional

There might come times when you need to visit a professional. There is no shame in it, and if it helps your skin to be healthy and high quality as it can be, then it is only a good thing. You might want to visit a renowned aesthetic clinic to help make your skin as beautiful as possible. However, there is a possibility that you might need to visit a dermatologist for something far less nice and much more unpleasant. These kinds of things need treating before they become worse. However, visiting a professional can simply mean speaking to the store workers and gaining their advice and opinions on specific face care products. Since they work there and deal with these products each day, then they likely have specialist knowledge that you should take advantage of.

Have a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is one of the main contributing factors to having healthy skin. If you don’t drink enough water, then the chances are that your skin is going to start to dry out and become rough. If you are eating too much greasy food, then your skin is going to become oily. You need to be getting enough fruits and vegetables in order to keep your skin glowing and healthy. This means also having a varied diet. You don’t want to only eat the same things each day as this will mean that you won’t be getting all of the nutrients and minerals that your body needs. You want to make sure that you are eating enough fatty acids and lipids. These are present in a lot of foods, but you want to make sure that you are getting your recommended daily dose each day. If you have too many, then your skin can start to go oily, but if you don’t get enough, then it might end up being dry. Eating a balanced diet is the best way to ensure that you are getting enough and not too much of the things that make your skin healthy.

Genius Tactics For Keep The Cost Of Makeup Down

Make up, for most of us it is a monthly cost that we cannot avoid. In fact, it always seems like there is one or two items that are running out, or that get broken in transit so have to be replaced. Unfortunately, that can mean that you end up spending a lot of your hard earned money on cosmetics, leaving you less for other things. However, there are some clever strategies for keeping the cost of your makeup bag down. Read on to find out what they are.

Go budget

There are so many makeup ranges to choose from on the market. Some cost under a dollar and others can set you back hundreds just for a single item. This can be pretty confusing when you are trying to pick a product, but it does mean that you can usually find what you are looking for in a lower price range if you don’t want to splurge on more expensive items.

OK, so some people make look down on drugstore brands, but actually, if you read the reviews many of them perform as well, if not better than premium items. Something that makes them a great choice for shoppers concerned with their budgets. It’s wise to remember too that, most people can’t tell once they’re on your face anyway!

Select budget items that are inspired by premium brands.

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Look for coupons

Next, you can get some of the better brands by looking out for special offers, coupons, and vouchers before you buy. In fact, at the moment you can get 10% off your Glossier order just by using a voucher that takes a second or two to find. They stock cosmetic removal items as well as makeup too, so while they are on offer, it’s a good idea to stock up for the Christmas period.

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Slim down

Also, if you are concerned that your makeup is costing too much, it can be useful to slim down the products that you use. The benefits of this tactic are that everything will fit in the bag easier, your routine will be quicker in the morning, and you can focus on quality over quantity. That means you can choose to buy a select few items that cost a little more, rather than having everything from the entire range.

Shop on eBay

Ebay and other auction sites are also a great place to find cosmetic items that won’t break the bank. They can be from premium brands too, as many folks order subscription boxes and then only like or use part of the contents. Then they sell what is left on auction sites at a discount price, allowing you to pick up a bargain.

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Of course, you do need to be careful to look out for sealed and boxed items, as these will be unused and the most hygienic. Although some people do buy pre-used items now, for most of us, this still remains a step too far, no matter how much money we can save on our makeup.

Make Sure Your Hair Holds Up for Winter

Winter can be pretty harsh on your hair. If it’s not getting blown about in the wind, it’s being dried out by air-conditioning when you’re inside. You need to take good care of it through the coldest months so that you can come out the other side and plan your awesome new spring style. There are a few things you can do to make sure your hair is ready for winter and that you protect it while it’s cold outside. Whether you want everyday tips for your hair or advice on how to keep your Christmas party look in place, have a look at this wintry advice.

Be Ready to Stay Hydrated

Your hair can really get dried out in winter. The wind can affect it, and both the cold weather and dry air inside can suck the moisture out of it. Staying hydrated is important for both your hair and your skin. In addition to making sure you’re drinking enough and sleeping enough, you can keep your hair conditioned to ensure it’s silky and smooth. It will help you deal with frizz and static too. To make sure your hair is ready for winter, start with repairing any damage that might have been caused over the year by coloring or anything else you might have done to it.

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Get Your New Hairstyle

The changing of the seasons is the best time to change your hairstyle. That’s especially true for winter, when you’re sure to have plenty of festive events coming up. You could decide to do anything, but you might want to think about how to make your hair easier to handle. Maybe you’ll go for some Brazilian hair extensions or decide that it’s time to cut your hair short. Perhaps you’ll think festive and get something especially for Christmas if you’re feeling jolly.

Boost Your Volume

Cold and wet weather can make your hair go limp, as well as induce the frizz. And winter hats don’t help. If your hair falls flat during winter, you might want to boost its volume, so it doesn’t make you feel as deflated as it looks. Get a good hairspray that will hold your style, even when it’s under your woolen hat. Some sprays are designed to be using with straighteners, curling tongs and hair dryers so that the heat helps them to work your magic and keep your hairstyle in place.

Have Regular Trims

Dry hair in the winter can cause split ends galore, so make sure you don’t neglect your ends during the cold weather. Start off the season by having a haircut and maintain it throughout the season so you can keep everything looking neat. Getting a trim is something you should often do anyway if you want your hair to look and feel healthy. But it’s especially important in the winter when your hair might not be at its happiest.

If you want to have luscious locks all through winter, start prepping them now. If you start as you mean to go on, your hair is sure to stay beautiful.

Beauty Products To Add To Your Bucket List

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Everyone has a bucket list. That’s a fact. Whether yours is literally hung on the wall beside your bed and made up of maps, polaroids and physical lists or just in the dark recesses at the back of your mind; everyone has a bucket list and they are almost always packed full of things that will ultimately enrich-slash-change your life.

Drinking a magnum bottle of Chateau Lafite from your birth year. Watching the sunset at Cape Point where the waves of two oceans collide. Enjoying a picnic on the shores of Lake Como. Starting a chinwag with a total stranger on a bus as you make your way home after work. Run a marathon. Raise a ton of money for a charity that is close to your heart. All of these things fall within the life-enriching category. They also have a defining factor that links them altogether, sort of like a common denominator, and that is the fact they’re all experiences, something that certifies the notion that money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy you some gorgeous, life-changing products, the kind that really do keep their word.

Most products tell invalid truths (which is just a poetic way of saying, “they lie”), but some really do possess the power to enrich the user. They can rid your skin of scars or balance out oily skin or simply be a cheap unbranded cosmetic that delivers the same quality as its $100 counterpart. These may only be small impacts, but it is the little things in life that can boost our morale the most. So, without babbling on anymore, let’s get straight to it. Here are the beauty products that will change your life. Period.

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No More Slouch Bags

The only problem with the Stacked Skincare Micro-Roller is its appearance. Don’t get us wrong, it looks stylish and cool, ergonomic and slightly futuristic, all of which are plus-points. However, it also looks slightly ominous, terrifying and intimidating, none of which is helped by the fact the roller part of this device is covered in lots of teeny-tiny needles. Still, this beautiful little tool works wonders and could be the answer to those bags under your eyes. Yes, this thing can banish them from your life for good, which is why it should become part of your daily essentials. But that’s not all. This micro-roller is also incredible at reducing any skin irritations you may have, as well as enhancing your collagen levels to make your skin look plumper, and we all wish our skin could look a little plumper.

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The No Smudge Lipstick

Beauty Bakerie is a little brand that has seen a real surge in popularity as of late. It is like the Bernie Sanders of the lipstick world, and rightly so because their Lip Whip line not just promises to be smudge-resistant, it actually delivers. Waterproof, smudge-proof, scratch-proof, just about anything-proof. We’re telling you in no uncertain terms, this is the lipstick you want to wear if you’re heading out for a daytime date with that guy you crush on. You can eat lunch, drink coffee, nail back a few shots, cycle around the park in 85-degree weather and then head to a bar safe in the knowledge that lipstick of yours is not going to falter. Oh, and if that isn’t life-changing enough, you also get the added benefit of being charitable.

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Wave Ba-Bye To Those Scars

Your teenage years were bad enough having been plagued by acne, so the last thing you want is to be constantly reminded that you haven’t quite come out the other side unscathed as you apply layer after layer of thick makeup in order to hide your scars. That is where Dermefface FX7 becomes the right-hand woman you have always pined for. Don’t just take our word for it, though, just take a look at these Dermefface FX7 reviews. Part of adulthood is battling back the scars of life, whether that be acne scars, burns, stretch marks, surgery scars or just the reminder of that accident you would have rather forgotten. That is what this product is ace at. It is a Godsend when it comes to finally eliminating your scar tissue, meaning you will find yourself skipping through town, with less makeup on than Alicia Keys and wearing that one thing that completes all outfits; confidence.

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Lashes To Rival Kim Kardashian

There is a lot of things that make KK an absolute tonic for tired eyes, from her curves to her hair to the way she dresses, but the dirty little secret to her appearance is her eyes. Her eyes always look incredible. Unfortunately, not all lashes were born equal. When we leave ours untouched you can barely see them they’re that thin and translucent. Yes, the struggle is real. That is where the wonderfully named Too-Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara drops into our lives like some sort of cosmetic SWAT team. It built it’s success off the back of hype and it delivers like nothing else. If super-long lashes without any clumps is the aim, then TFBTS mascara is the game. We read one review by a well-known beauty blogger and this what she said, “ If I could only choose one beauty product to use for the rest of my life, this would be it.” Strong but valid.

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Anti-Oily Skin Foundation

There really is only one pitstop you need to make on this front, and that’s at Estee Lauder-ville because their Double Wear foundation is phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phe. Nom. E. Nal. Even those who truly were not blessed on the skin front have revered this product like it is some sort of Greek Goddess. We’re talking about ladies that have acne scars, oily skin and pores the size of moon craters all celebrating what this product has achieved. It is the full coverage you have always hoped for but never ever gotten from a foundation. Yes, it leans slightly toward the expensive side of the scale, but it is one of those things that we will use no matter what, even if that means begging a loan shark for money because we have gone broke.

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What Do We Want? Plumper Lips.

Since Kylie Jenner got all that surgery done at the age of fifteen (oh, come on, be realistic, of course she had work done), big lips have been all the rage, and rightly so because Kylie looks absolutely stunning. I mean, she managed to steal the name Kylie from Minogue, that takes some doing. Anyway, the whole reason we are mentioning this is because we have discovered the mother of all lip plumpers and it’s called Niod Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate. Sure, it isn’t exactly the catchiest of titles but don’t let that detract from what this product achieves. The reason why it takes the top spot without question is simple: it enhances your pout in the long run. Yup. No more using a lip plumper that adds volume for approximately nine minutes, meaning you have to nip off to the bathroom 36 times on date because the Niod rendition uses a cocktail of peptides and bio-tech that actually encourages the production of collagen in your lips. Like we said, your pout will be blessed with longevity

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The Best Comb Ever Made

Now, in recent years, the Tangle Teezer has made all the headlines. However, this is just proof of how a good marketing strategy can sell more products even though it is not the best on the market. That title goes to The Wetbrush. We understand that may divide people because Tangle Teezer-lovers (of which we are most definitely one) will refuse to hear anything bad said about their saviour. But hear us out. We’re saying anything bad against the TT. We love it. However, the Wetbrush is easily on par with how easy it is to use and how effective it sorts out the mess of hair you are battling again. The reason we give it the nod ahead of the Tangle Teezer is to with the delicacy in which it operates. Some people love the scratchiness of the TT, but we can find it too much at times. The Wetbrush, however, is spot on. After using this product, you’re life will be split into a time before the Wetbrush and your life after its discovery. It glides through even the most tangled hair, wet or dry, without any fuss, which is why we will never go back.

The cynics amongst you will probably have read this blog, shaken your head slightly and rolled your eyes at the prospect any of these products can change your life. However, one try, just one try of any of these and you will realise how naive you were to ever think badly against their genius. They really do keep all the promises they make, which is both rare and refreshing. Putting our name to just one of these products would be hard as they all revolutionise different areas of beauty. However, what we will say is this: each one gets our seal of approval. All of them.

5 Reasons Why Toner Is A Vital Part of Your Skin’s Health

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Toner is one of the beauty products that a surprising number of people neglect to use. It is also one that could help you to unclog your pores and improve the overall quality of your skin. Hopefully this article will convert you to a toner advocate. Anyway, here are some reasons why toner is so important.

Moisturising

Toner actual helps to moisturise your face. Mostly this is exclusive to toners in the humectants, however, if you use these, then it will help your skin stay younger for longer. It is one of those added benefits that only makes the product better and gives you extra reasons to apply toner.

Restores pH Balance and Shrinks Pores

Skin is naturally slightly acidic, and generally, the pH balance of your skin will be in the region of five or six. However, that balance can get upset due to cleansing. This is because cleansers contain alkaline as is natural for a type of soap. However, this means that your skin is being put under undue stress to rebalance its pH. Fortunately, though toner can help to fix this imbalance. That is why adding toner for face is an important step after cleansing as it helps restore your skin’s natural balance and improve its overall health. Additionally, every time you use toner you work to shrink your pores. It is best applied with a cotton wool ball or pad. This will help to remove oil and help to shrink your pores.

Added Protection

Another thing that toner does it that it adds an extra layer of protection to your skin. This means that it reduces the impact of everyday impurities and atmospheric contaminants to your skin. A lot of toners also include some sort of rudimentary sun block meaning that they can stop UV rays from damaging your skin, too. There is little sense in not wearing something that protects your face to this extent. However, everybody’s face and skin types are different, so make sure to get a toner that is right for you.

Prevents Spots and Reduces Likelihood of Ingrowing Hairs

If you are one of those people who suffers from acne, a toner can help to alleviate the symptoms. It does thanks to being able to remove oils and other impurities as mentioned above. It is thanks to this that it can also help prevent ingrowing hairs thanks to the glycolic or other alpha hydroxy acids included in the toner. If you suffer from either of these conditions and aren’t currently using toner, then consider finding a toner that is right for you and start applying it regularly.

It Smells Nice and Makes You Feel Good

This can not be understated. Toner makes you feel fresh, revitalised, looking and smelling lovely. It performs a lot of major and important tasks for your face and skin plus it makes you feel great afterwards. There are few things better than having skin that smells and feels lovely, so make sure to incorporate toner into your regular beauty routine.