Sunday, June 17, 2018

Definitions of Your Skin Care Products

This Is What the Beauty Ingredients in Your Products Actually Do

True beauty junkies find deep thrills in bringing home bags of swag from their favorite department stores. But for many of us, the fun stops when we rotate the box for inspection. What exactly arethese ingredients in here, anyway? Tocopherol? Sodium hyaluronate? And are they safe? We took a closer look at some of the most commonly found ingredients and deciphered them for you so you can get your shop on with confidence.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

All About Face Oils

Face oils may hold the secret to achieving healthy, radiant skin—no matter what your skin type (yes, even those of you with perpetually oily skin!). Jam-packed with nutrients like vitamin C, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, they penetrate the skin to transform and protect—helping to build a resilient skin layer known as the lipid barrier. Learn the correct way to apply them and how to choose the right oil(s) for your skin type.

Basic Tips: How to Apply Face Oils

When is the best time to apply oils? How much oil should you be using? What other products should you be using in combination with your oils? Here are some basic tips to help you get the most out of your face oils.

1. Combine Oils with Serums or Moisturizers
Oils “can be combined with other products to get enhanced effects.” The best combinations: serums (to treat) or moisturizers (to lock in hydration).

2. Apply Based on Your Skin’s Needs
Use oils after applying your face serum(s) and, if necessary, use oils to spot-treat dry areas—rather than applying all over the face.
Depending on your skin type, you may only want to use oils before bed so that your skin can soak them up overnight and provide protection throughout the day. This is especially true for oils that can increase your skin’s sensitivity to light or thicker oils that might give your complexion a little too much shine for a daytime look. If you have dull skin use face oil as a primer before applying makeup. Allow the oil to fully absorb before applying your makeup for a natural, hydrated glow.
Use face oils both in the morning and at night applying oil as the last step of your nighttime skin care routine and before your sunscreen and makeup in the morning.

3. Dab or Pat Oils into Your Skin
You shouldn’t be rubbing the oils into your skin like you would a moisturizer. Instead, dab or pat the oils, pushing them into your pores, rather than just sliding them around on the skin’s surface. This will help your skin absorb the oil and make use of its benefits much quicker.

4. A Couple Drops Is All You Need
Because face oils contain such concentrated amounts of nutrients (Marula oil has four times the vitamin C as an orange!), a little bit goes a long way. One to three drops of your choice of oil is enough to cover your whole face and deliver the benefits your skin needs.

Sunday Riley Skin Care and The Organic Pharmacy offer excellent oils for all skin types. See their selections here:

Sunday, June 3, 2018

BAKING SODA Skin Care Uses

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If you’ve ever run out of your favorite exfoliator, you’ve probably turned to baking soda! Baking soda is an all natural cleanser that has hundreds of uses, including beauty! Because baking soda is grainy, it’s often used as an exfoliator or cleanser. Today we’ll show you 4 baking soda beauty uses that you’ll fall in love with you! Why spend your hard earned money on expensive skin cleansers when baking soda does an even better job for just pennies!

Baking Soda Skin Care Uses

These 4 baking soda beauty uses will give you  beautiful, clear skin in no time. Because baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate, it’s an AMAZING cleanser that can do a number of things such as get rid of dark spots and/or scars, remove blackheads, and much more.
Below we’ll show you 4 different baking soda beauty uses, so you can choose which one suits you best or try them all!

#1. Baking Soda Face Wash

If you ever run out of face wash, don’t worry! Baking soda does an even better job and it’s so much cheaper! Just rub some baking soda and water into your hands and wash away!

#2. Acne Treatment

Mix one teaspoon baking soda with one teaspoon honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. The combination of these three ingredients attack acne right on the spot, gets rid of the infection, and prevents any future acne.

#3. Face Scrub

For an amazing and simple face scrub, mix baking soda with oats and a few tablespoons of tea. Play around with the ratios to get a face scrub like consistency. Rub onto your face to get rid of dead skin cells once or twice a week.

#4. Skin Lightening

If you have a lot of dark spots, sun spots, or scars, this skin lightening recipes works beautifully. Mix baking soda with yogurt (half and half) and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply directly to affected areas and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
Baking Soda Beauty Uses

Correct Oder of Skin Care Product Use

We all know there are an endless amount of skin care products out there, and let's face it, it can get extremely confusing! 

So, here is a simple list of the correct order in which you should use all those skin care products that are sitting on your bathroom counter.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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