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Make Your Skin Glow Naturally

21 Sep

Like any part of your internal body, your skin can be healthy or ill. It can be well nourished or malnourished. It can be exercised, and it can wear down with age or abuse. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier.

While you can’t control your age, you can control numerous other factors that accelerate this aging process, including excessive exposure to sunlight, loss of estrogen during menopause, poor dietary habits, stress, and cigarette smoking.

Skip the long, steamy showers and opt for shorter, cooler sprays. Long, hot showers strip skin of its moisture and wash away protective oils, says Andrea Lynn Cambio, M.D., a New York City dermatologist. So limit showers to 10 minutes and keep the water cool.

Check the dryness of your skin by scratching a small area on your arm or leg with your fingernail. If it leaves a white mark, your skin is indeed dry and needs both moisture and exfoliation (that is, removal of the outermost layer of dead skin cells).

Treat your neck and chest like an extension of your face. Your neck and upper chest area is covered by very sensitive skin, making it a prime spot for telltale signs of aging such as dryness, sun spots, and wrinkles, says Susie Galvez, owner of Face Works Day Spa in Richmond, Virginia, and author of Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to Be Even More Beautiful. To keep this area youthful, use facial cleansing creams that hydrate and cleanse gently rather than deodorant  soaps, which can be drying. Top it all off with a good facial moisturizing cream. If this area is extra dry, use a facial moisturizing mask twice a month.

Run a humidifier every night in the winter to moisturize the air in your bedroom. Not only will it ease itchy, dry skin, you’ll be able to breathe the moist air more easily.

Take 160 milligrams of soy isoflavones per day or pour soy milk over your cereal. Soy consumption may support skin health by supplying high-quality protein needed for building and maintaining collagen, the material essential to connective tissues, says Aaron Tabor, M.D., CEO and medical research director at Revival Soy in Kernersville, North Carolina. Soy isoflavones may also act as antioxidants to protect collagen from damage caused by free radicals, highly  reactive molecules that can weaken or destroy cell membranes. Free radicals can also damage DNA, create age spots and wrinkles, and depress the immune system, increasing the risk of skin cancer. Good sources of soy isoflavones include soy milk (20-35 mg soy isoflavones per serving) and tofu (20-30 mg soy isoflavones per serving).

I hope this tips help you achieve the beautiful and healthy skin you desire… Keep posted for more tips on how to maintain the heath of your skin.

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Sally Hershberger Salon Keratin Fix

16 Sep

WHAT IT IS: A smoothing reparative hair serum

WHAT IT DOES: Strengthens damaged hair; fights frizz; adds shine

KEY INGREDIENTS: Hydrolyzed keratin and rice bran oil (condition); cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol (add shine and reduce frizz)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS: It’s fluid and silky with a coconut scent.

WHY WE LIKE IT: This serum battles against humidity, and never leaves our hair greasy.

BLACK 15 IN 1

30 Aug

Stars like Ashlee Simpson and Olivia Munn rely on this “magic potion” for shiny, healthy hair – so named because it’s a multi-tasker formulated to treat any type of hair. “It gives shine, eliminates frizz and has SPF. Everyone that uses it truly sees results,” says celeb stylist Louise O’Connor.

You can get it from www.fashionandbeautystore.com for only $20.00

What Else Does Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair Treatment Does?
– adds shine.
– softens and smoothes.
– detangles.
– prevents frizz and fly-aways.
– moisturizes.
– protects against humidity.
– repairs dry, damaged hair.
– protects against heat styling.
– enhances natural body.
– seals & protects hair color.
– protects from UV light.
– strengthens hair.
– adds volume.
– soothes dry scalp.
– works instantly.
Silk proteins and keratin moisturize, strengthen, soften and smooth as pro-vitamin B5 seals the hair shaft to retain maximum benefits. Protective antioxidants and green tea fend off damaging environmental factors to preserve moisture and shine. Aloe vera and gotu kola help provide health benefits to both the hair and scalp.
Not tested on animals. Gluten-, paraben- and sulfate-free.
HOW TO USE Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair Treatment?
Apply to clean towel-dried hair. Comb through, blow dry then style as usual.

FREEZE 24-7 SKIN GLACÉ

28 Aug

FREEZE 24-7 SKIN GLACÉ ($65.00)

We’d love to have Jennifer Aniston’s hair and body, but we’d settle for her flawless complexion. Besides good genes, the actress relies on this two-in-one facial cleanser and mask to unclog pores and calm irritated skin. Oh and by the way, it’s so soothing and gentle, we’ve even been using it as shaving cream.

Want gorgeous skin fast? Use the daily self-foaming cleanser to dissolve impurities, sweep away imperfections and get smooth, supple skin on contact. Use as a daily mask to take average skin from ‘so-so’ to stunning in two minutes flat.

  • Contains a proprietary complex of Bio-transformed Rice Bran and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein for deep cleansing, maximum skin purification, detoxification and hydration
  • Effectively unclogs pores, removes excess oil and impurities
  • Leaves skin visibly soft, supple, and healthy
  • Replenishes skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Calms red, irritated skin
  • Dissolves make-up and other impurities
  • Can be used as an effective shaving cream for men and women
  • Not tested on animals and contains no animal by-products.
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Sensitizing
  • Allergy Tested
  • Clinically Tested
  • Non-irritating

Best Volumizer

21 Aug

Oribe Hair Care Maximista Thickening Spray, $26

It pumps up strands, strengthens them with keratin, and smells amazing. It gives your hair just the right amount of fullness without making you look like a crazy person. The best part…there is no crunchiness!

Best Deep Treatment

21 Aug

Alterna Bamboo UV Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque, $24

This paraben-free whip strengthens hair and contains UV filters to protect color. “It made my thick, dry hair feel soft ans shiny.”

Double Up On Self-Tanner

21 Aug

This might sound like Snooki’s beauty regimen, but celebrity faux-tanner Jimmy Coco , whose clients include Kim Kardashian, swears by two-layer technique. First, apply a self-tan lotion only to the bumpy areas (try L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, $9.99) Then mist your entire body with a self-tan spray (like St. Tropez Self Tan Brozing Spray, $35). “The contouring has a slimming effect that lasts several days,” hesays.

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