Category: Beauty

You can notice a significant difference to your skin by using organic skin care products, but did you know a bristle brush can also be of assistance? Dry-brushing, a simple skin care technique, may be more beneficial than you think.

What is Dry-brushing and How Do You Do It?

Dry-brushing is the process of brushing your entire body from top to toe to remove dead and dry skin. However, it’s not as traumatising as it sounds. All you need to do is purchase a natural bristle brush and take it into the bathroom with you. Stand naked in the bath or shower, with the water off, and start brushing your body from your feet upwards. Brush in the direction of your heart to make it more effective, and go over the same area more than once.

As you reach sensitive areas of your body, such as your breasts, be gentle with your skin. Once you have finished, you can then turn the shower on and let your blood circulation improve through a fresh layer of skin. Once you are out of the shower, pat yourself dry and apply your favourite organic skin care product to retain that supple, soft, and smooth skin.

What are the Benefits of Drybrushing?

Skin care experts recommend that you dry-brush your body at least once per day, but why? What are the benefits? There are more than you think.

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If you have ever been on the fence about getting Botox injections, thinking you’d be one of the “few” who does, then think again. Botox has long been a popular way in which to drink from the fountain of youth, smoothing out those fine lines and wrinkles and boost your self-esteem. The general population has already jumped onboard the FDA-approved bandwagon, but what about celebrities?

Celebrities need to maintain a particular image – one that makes them look as young as they always did, no matter how much time has passed. Botox injections can help them achieve this look – but were you aware of who swears by their use? Check out these celebrities below.

Robin Wright

Known for her roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Everest, and Blade Runner 2049, Robin Wright is one of the few celebrities who has opened up about her Botox use. Robin receives Botox injections twice a year, preferring to get one unit as opposed to around the average number of 10. Robin says her Botox injections are just to “take the edge off”.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy’s career as a celebrity began in 1993 when she first posed as a nude model for Playboy Magazine. She then hosted a game show on MTV before appearing in movies such as Scream 3, Santa Baby, and Diamonds. She is more well known, however, for her role as an activist, believing vaccinations cause autism.

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Applying nail polish correctly isn’t a case of just making sure you stay within the lines. It takes the correct amount of preparation, a steady hand, and plenty of patience. Here is how you can apply your nail polish for a perfect finish.

The first step is to ensure you remove any old nail polish. Use a non-acetone nail polish remover and follow this up by trimming, filing, and smoothing your nails. Doing so before you paint your nails ensures you are happy with the shape of your nails as well as the polish itself. It may also be beneficial to push back your cuticles to make sure you can brush on as much polish onto your nails as possible.

If you’re not as steady with a nail polish brush as you’d like to be, and you wouldn’t mind spending a little less time removing it from your surrounding skin, then applying a light coat of petroleum jelly to the skin around your nail is a good idea. This provides a barrier for your skin, ensuring if you do happen to get a little polish on your skin, it comes off quickly.

Once you’ve carried out your nail preparation, it’s time to apply a base coat. This base coat is essential as it gives your nails strength while allowing your nail polish to last just that little bit longer. Once this has dried, you can now apply your first coat of nail polish.

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Finding beauty tips for contouring that are easy to understand is challenging. As there are so many different tutorials online for different face shapes, it can be difficult to know whether someone’s advice is going to suit your particular needs. However, if you follow these beauty tips below, you can rest assured the final result once you’ve finished contouring is something of which you can be proud.

Here’s how to contour for the best results.

What You Need:

If you’re staring aimlessly at the many different foundation options in a department store, it’s obvious you need some help. The first step to achieving the perfect contour is by making sure you have three different types of foundation:

  • 1x your skin tone
  • 1x two shades lighter
  • 1x two shades darker

If you’re not sure what shades you require, ask a store assistant for help. They are bound to know their products well enough to help you select the best ones. You will also need translucent powder and a brush or beauty blender, but you may find you prefer using clean fingers.

Step 1: Begin Outlines

The first of the four essential beauty tips for achieving the perfect contour is beginning your outlines. This step is following on from the initial layer you applied of your base foundation. You will need to use the darker foundation and trace lines down where your cheekbone begins to hollow out, along your temples, your nose ridges, and chin line. In essence, any defining part of your face can benefit from the contour effect. (more…)

Not everyone is blessed with luscious and radiant skin that never dries out regardless of the season. However, by following our beauty tips below, you can fight back against dry skin – at any time of the year.

Use Moisturiser After Showering and Washing

Water, especially hot water, dries out your skin more than you think. To stop washing and showering from becoming a significant problem, make sure you always have plenty of moisturiser on hand. It seems like a given, but you’d be surprised how many people forgo regular moisturising, choosing only to use it when their skin is dry. Prevention is key. Apply moisturiser after you dry yourself after a shower, and even after you wash your hands.

Be Selective with Products

Some products you use on your skin tend to dry it out more than others. If you are looking for a product specifically for rehydrating your skin, select a cream rather than a lotion. Lotions, in general, can irritate your skin more than hydrating it. One of the most common beauty tips for stopping dry skin is to opt for products with either shea butter, olive oil, or jojoba oil in the ingredient list. However, if it features mineral oil or glycerin, these can help to relieve dry skin as well.

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