Beauty Basics 101

  1. March 21, 2020

    8 Eye creams that make a difference

     

    Do we really need an eye cream when we’re already using a moisturising cream? Couldn’t we just use the same cream? In short, the answer is no. Paying special attention to the skin in the eye area is essential for your beauty routine, especially if you are in your 30s or older. The skin in this area is very delicate and prone to wrinkles and fine lines. A good eye cream is an irreplaceable product for the modern woman, not a whim.

    What you should know about eye creams is that they are ophthalmologically tested, and don’t contain ingredients that can cause irritation. A good eye cream is gentle but highly efficient. Another vital thing to mention about eye creams is that, in most cases, the miracle doesn’t happen overnight. This means that you should use them regularly, according to the indications on the label, for at least three to six months to see results.

     

    What to look for in an eye cream:

    - Comfort for the eyes Just like the pro

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  2. February 24, 2020

    Essential vitamins for radiant skin

    Essential vitamins for radiant skin

    Radiant skin is the result of a good skin regimen coupled with a great diet. Avoiding highly processed foods and unhealthy fats is vital for healthy skin. Several studies performed over the years show that there are essential nutrients that can prevent the premature aging of the skin. These nutrients should come from two sources: your beauty rituals and the foods you eat. When there is a good balance, the skin is radiant, youthful-looking, and glowing.

    All the vitamins and minerals that our skin needs can be found in nature. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be an important part of your diet. At the same time, the skincare products you choose should support the beneficial effects your diet has on the skin. Most skin conditions, such as premature wrinkles, acne, inflammation, and irritation, can be signs of an improper diet with not enough vitamins and nutrients. Here are the essential vitamins you need for radiant

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  3. January 27, 2020

    Glycolic acid – the best friend for oily and combination skin

    Glycolic acid – the best friend for oily and combination skin

    Glycolic acid is an ingredient renowned for its anti-aging properties and can be found in many skincare products. So, if your aim is a youthful, fresh, and smooth complexion, it is probably the time to give it a try!

    What is glycolic acid?

    Glycolic acid is part of the alpha-hydroxy acids’ category. Basically, it is a fruit-derived acid. Dermatologists and skincare therapists have been using it for years in anti-aging therapies and to treat pigmentation spots and post-acne scars. Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin eliminating dead cells and promoting cellular renewal. Hence it confers a glowing, rejuvenated, and visibly smoother skin. The main benefit of using glycolic acid to treat different skin conditions is that it is suitable for all skin types, including dry skin. It has a gentle action, compared to other kinds of acids that can trigger skin sensitivities and

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  4. December 09, 2019

    Get rid of blackheads overnight with these simple ideas

    Get rid of blackheads overnight with these simple ideas

     

    Even the brightest complexion can struggle with the occurrence of blackheads from time to time. Blackheads and pimples are usually a big issue for teenagers, but not only for them. Hormonal imbalances, as well as dust and stress, can leave their marks on our skin, and blackheads can occur. Most women and men are confronted with visible blackheads or pimples at one moment or the other in their lives. From an aesthetic point of view, this can be rather unpleasant, even if they are not real medical issues. And we all know that once you spotted a pimple or blackhead, it can be complicated not to obsess about it. However, it is important to know that there are fast and easy methods to get rid of blackheads overnight. 

     

    What are blackheads?

    Blackheads are actually large, open pores that have been clogged with sebum. The sebum can solidify and

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  5. November 18, 2019

    5 Beauty mistakes that add years to your face

    5 Beauty mistakes that add years to your face

     

    The role of makeup is to accentuate our strengths and to correct small imperfections. However, some women make beauty mistakes that can add years to their faces. As a rule of thumb, the makeup should only be applied after your daily skincare routine. This means that you should prepare your face before putting on makeup. Always choose natural shades that compliment your skin tone and avoid any type of excesses. When it comes to makeup, the “less is more” rule is always valid. More than this, it is very important to choose your makeup according to the outfit you wear, as well as the event. The makeup you wear for an evening out with friends should be different from the makeup you apply for a day at the office. 

    Now let’s have a look at five very common beauty mistakes that can add years to your face:

     

    1. You forget about skincare

    Th

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  6. November 11, 2019

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Those bags under your eyes are not only unaesthetic but also tricky to get rid of. Often, they are considered a sign of aging, but they can also be caused by the lack of proper sleep, some allergies, and other unhealthy habits that lead to water retention. The good news is that there are means and methods to get rid of the bags under your eyes. But first, let’s have a look at what causes bags under the eyes. 

    Causes of eye puffiness

    In a vast majority of cases, bags under the eyes are not a symptom of a hidden affliction, but just an annoying aesthetic imperfection. However, they can be caused by several factors, such as:

    • The weakening of the fine muscles around the eyes
    • Water retention under the eyes
    • Decreased collagen production that occurs with the natural aging process
    • Genetic inheritance

    If bags under the eyes come a

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  7. October 07, 2019

    Best night creams for your skin type

    The skincare routine needs to be adapted to the skin type you have. Also, it should target specific needs and issues such as dehydrated, pigmented, acne-prone, dull skin, etc. There are several general categories when it comes to skin type. It is important to know where you stand before purchasing your skincare products. Using only suitable skincare products for your type of skin can provide results and a long-lasting glowing complexion. 

    Using a night cream should become an essential part of your beauty ritual after reaching your 30s. The night cream should provide optimal hydration and correct skin imperfections while you sleep. Sounds dreamy, right?

    To choose the best night cream for your skin type, you need to get an idea about what your skin type is:

    1. Normal skin

    Normal skin is the ideal type of skin that we often have in our youth. It is balanced, looks fresh and hydrated and without skin conditions such as blackheads or very dry or

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  8. September 23, 2019

    Liquid, powder or cream foundation - Which type should you use?

    With so many options in foundations, picking one can be a daunting process. We have an easy guide to help you pick the foundation type that is best for your skin.

    FOUNDATION FOR DRY SKIN

    Liquid foundations are generally best for dry skin types. It is best to go for a moisturising liquid foundation. The Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation contains a powerful deep-sea hydrating complex, which is ideal for those suffering dehydrated skin.

    If you have dryer skin but prefer a powder foundation, a low coverage powder is best suited as highly pigmented powders tend to stick to dry skin, making it more obvious. Everybody’s skin has a thin layer of fatty substance that retains moisture and help to keep the skin soft.

    If dry skin is ignored it can sometimes develop into swelling and infections or dermatitis, t

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  9. October 17, 2016

    Five Rules for Healthy Nails

    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

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  10. September 16, 2016

    Achieve Weekend-Ready Brows

    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

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