Beauty Basics 101
Ditch the brittle, and get beautiful nails. Follow these easy five nail commandments for strong, flawless nails.
1 - KEEP YOUR HANDS HYDRATED, ALWAYS!
Avoid dry patches, flakiness, splitting and peeling by using a hand moisturiser daily. Look out for hand creams with Vitamin E, a super antioxidant that comforts and repairs the skin leaving hands soft, supple and rejuvenated. Nail and cuticle oils with Vitamin E will prevent cracking and splitting of your nails too!
Pro Tip: If you're in need of a quick hydration boost, lather your hands in a moisturising hand cream and wear latex or vinyl disposable gloves for 45 minutes. Your hands will be left feeling soft and supple.
2 - SUPPLEMENTS FOR STRENGTH
If you suffer from brittle and weak nails that split, look into taking daily silica or vitamin E supplements. Miss Vitality
If there’s anyone that knows how to achieve weekend ready brows in minutes, it’s the experts at Jane Iredale Makeup. Scroll for the Jane Iredale three-step guide for perfect eyebrows everytime.
STEP 1 – JANE IREDALE RETRACTABLE EYEBROW PENCIL
Expertly fill and define brows with this ultra-fine 1.7mm retractable precision tip to create precise hair-like strokes. Using the spoolie brush, comb your brows into place by combing hair up and across. Next, outline the underside of the brow then outline the top, lightly fill in any gaps with short feathery strokes. Using a clean spoolie brush, soften and blend the brow pencil by combing through the brows.
STEP 2 – GREATSHAPE EYEBROW KIT
A take any-where brow kit that includes a dual-ended applicator, transparent botanical brow wax and a pigmented brow powder to ensure you get a personalised shade. Using the mini brow brush, apply the clear wax to define the out
Retinol or Retinoids are simply other names for Vitamin A, a powerful ingredient that has the remarkable ability to improve the skin. For the skeptics out there, Retinol has a large amount of clinical research behind it to back it up, and with continuing research underway there is even emerging initial findings that show it’s potential to build elastin in the skin!
Retinol – The benefits, formulation & uses
Retinol’s anti-ageing abilities are the most well known benefits of using a vitamin A serum, however this power ingredient has an array of proven other benefits including helping with acne and large open pores. By stimulating cell turnover and collagen growth, proven anti-ageing results from retinol use include the reduction of fine lines, smoothing of skin texture and the normalisation of pigmentation. But don’t be fooled, these results don’t happen overnight! Experts believe it takes around four to six weeks on average for results to become
Effective skin brightening and whitening products are difficult to find among the hundreds that are available, and you’ll soon discover that the products that do work are the ones that contain highly concentrated formulas. Dullness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and scarring are common skin concerns for clients at the Alive Medispa, as well as for customers that call or write to us at Alive Skin + Hair.
WHAT IS MEDIK8 WHITE BALANCE
The Medik8 White Balance range is comprised of a serum (White Balance Click) and morning/evening moisturisers (White Balance Duo).
The key difference with Medik8 White Balance Click (now Medik8 White Balance Brightening Serum) is the high concentration of Kojic Acid, which works to brighten and balance skin tone whilst fading dark spots and freckles caused by UV e
Makeup primers work as a base for your foundation, giving you longer lasting perfect skin. Makeup primers are an absolute godsend when trying to control excess shine and achieving a smoother complexion. Basically, if you haven’t been using a makeup primer, then you’re missing out! Apply makeup primer to dry, clean skin before applying makeup. There are also many primers than can be used before and after makeup application to help control shine – perfect for those with oily skin.
Makeup primers come in various formulations and finishes, however the most common are powdered primers, cream primers, pressed primers and gel liquid primers. Whether you wear a full face of makeup each day, or keep it simple with a tinted BB cream and lip balm, a primer is your new best friend!
But, which makeup primer should you be using?
LIQUID GEL PRIMERS
Perfect for all skin types. Those with dry or mature skin will benefit from a liquid primer most.
Posted: October 30, 2015||
We’ve all been there and have the occasional slip up when it comes to removing your makeup before bed. Whether you’ve had a late night or purely can’t be bothered, we can let you off with the occasional slip up but if occasional is becoming frequent, you need to read on…A recent study has shown that a third of women questioned admitted to sleeping with their make up on at least twice a week.
Leaving makeup on the skin at night is just asking for trouble. Your skin loves absorbing serums and creams at night and recharging for the next day. So if you’ve left make-up on your face you can be sure that your skin is going to absorb it into your pores leaving you with clogged, blemished and overall dull skin. Scared yet?
If blemishes don’t scare you, how about premature ageing? The long-term effect of leaving makeup overnight is premature ageing due to the breakdown of collagen caused by the pollutants left on your skin. By not taking off before going to bed you are