Looking beautiful is something that can make any women feel good about themselves. It is important to take the time to pamper yourself, and put some time into your beauty routine. This article will give you many tips on how to enhance the beauty that you naturally have every day.
If you find that plucking your eyebrows is a painful experience for you, consider investing in some bongela. If you take the time to apply this product to your eyebrow area prior to plucking, you are going to find that it is not nearly as painful as it once was.
Getting lots of Vitamin C in your diet will help with the growth of your hair because it is essential for the repair and growth of new tissue. It is an antioxidant that helps undo damage caused by excess sun, environmental pollution, and other carcinogenic substances. If you are lacking in Vitamin C, you may notice unusually dry hair and skin.
If you are taking over-the-counter decongestants and cold medicines, you should also pick up some skin cream and hair products that contain shea butter. Whipped shea butter is especially moisturizing and is easily absorbed by even the dryest hair and skin. Massage shea products into your skin or hair, then cover with a warm towel for ten minutes before rinsing off the excess.
Cracked heels and dry, flaking feet are very unattractive, especially in sandals. To combat this problem, right before you go to bed, soak your feet in a warm water bath for ten minutes, coat them with petroleum jelly and then cover them with a thick pair of socks to lock in the moisture. In no time, you'll have soft feet.
Bump up your hair color. If you have dyed your hair and the results aren't as dramatic as you like you can fix this by adding a box of hair coloring to your shampoo. Lather it into your hair and let it set for 5 minutes, then rinse it out.
If you cannot find your favorite face cream, why not try a dab of Cool Whip? This sweet product is laden with sorbitol, which is a popular humectant that is commonly found in many high-end moisturizers. As a result, you can use a small dab to moisturize your skin and even your hair.
Gorgeous, brightly colored hair can be very challenging to maintain. Instead of redyeing it over and over again to enhance the color, invest in a good color-enhancing or color-depositing shampoo product. Use it every other time you wash your hair, alternating with your regular shampoo. Note though that using it every day may weigh down your hair unnecessarily.
If you ever run out of concealer you can turn to your foundation! Simply turn the cap of the foundation over and you will find a thicker, more condensed collection of it which you can use in a pinch in place of your regular concealer. Simply dab your finger tip in the cap and pat the foundation under eyes or over any other blemish!
There has been a lot of beauty advise in this article. Have some fun, and have yourself a girls night where you and your friends can try out many of these tips. Making yourself a little more beautiful should always be a fun thing to do, and it will always have a good outcome.
Many are scared of trying out loose mineral foundation because they think that they won’t know how to apply it, but don’t be! It’s super easy and quick to apply! It has the most amazing, flawless, and light weight coverage you will ever experience. Once you try it out you will fall in love with the results and never go back to your old products.
Today I will explain how to apply mineral foundation in a few easy steps
First you will find your perfect shade ( if you don’t know it and need help finding your perfect shade please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect shade).
*Before you begin make sure to wash and moisturize your face. We highly recommend using our Organic Purifying Face Wash and Organic Radiant Moisturizer.*
(Items necessary are: Mineral Foundation and Soft Foundation Brush)
Tip: Start with less than you think you will need - several light applications allow for custom buildable coverage.
Want a Dewy heavier coverage? Or conceal a few blemishes? Here is a Tip:
Try these other tips for perfect Mineral Foundation application:
Questions? Ask us anything. Every question is a good one. We strive our best to respond within 15 minutes.
Coconuts have slowly become a very popular and resourceful food, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens, but coconut oil has been used as both food and medicine for many centuries.
Coconut oil can also be used topically on skin and hair, instead of bathing your skin with synthetic toxic lotions and creams. This wonderful food has oils that can be used to nourish and moisturize our skin, scalp, and hair.
They have become so popular that more and more research is being done to see what other added benefits this resourceful food can give us. Fortunately, research has found that coconut oil can now only be used to nourish your skin, but also can help treat acne!
How you may ask? Well, it seems that when the lauric acid from coconut oil is applied to skin it fuses with the cell membrane of the acne- causing bacteria, where it then release its fatty acid, killing the acne-causing bacteria (Source: Biomaterials, 2009). Also, because acne is an inflammatory disorder coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides (fatty acids) which have anti-inflammatory benefit.
Lucky for you, Lorem Cosmetics carries several of your favorite cosmetic and skin care products that are not only made with all natural ingredients, but also made with coconut oil which can help treat your acne. Take a look at these awesome products!
Our amazing Sun Kissed Bronzers are a great option it is a pressed mineral bronzer which has coconut oil as one of the main ingredients. Our bronzers make for a beautiful summer glow this summer! All three colors separate or even mixed together make an amazing glow.
We also have every girls must have, our awesome Make me Blush Pressed Mineral Blush. Which have coconut oil as one of the main ingredients.
When you are all ready to take your makeup off Lorem Cosmetics has an amazing Organic Eye Makeup Remover, which has coconut oil as one of the ingredients. It is all natural and it can be used as a makeup remover for all over your face and gentle enough for your eyes as well preventing acne, but also crows feet and smile lines. Use it to take of in areas where you are more prone to acne!
To top it off, we have an Organic Sensitive Acne Wash that also contains coconut oil. We've formulated our organic acne wash to cleanse your skin and help prevent breakouts naturally without any harsh chemicals like salicylic acid that can cause irritation and redness.
Hope you all get to try some of our amazing all natural products.
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It's 2015 and it's time to make some simple changes to your face care routine. Your face needs a little more attention then the rest of your skin. Not only because it's the first thing people look at when they see you, but it is more delicate and sensitive than the rest of your body. It doesn't matter if you have oily, dry, or combination skin these tips should yield better results for your face.
Tips when cleansing your face:
Daily cleansing removes dirt, germs, and pollutants from the skin and helps it look and feel clean and refreshed.
Tips when moisturizing your face:
Moisturizing helps the skin retain moisture, feel smoother, and look healthier. It can also prevent future lines and wrinkles.
Face care tips you SHOULD do:
Face care tips you SHOULD NOT do:
Hope you can start putting these tips to good use right away!
Hydrated skin is not only healthy, but looks smooth, radiant, and youthful. It can often be challenging, however, to keep our skin from becoming too dry, especially during the winter months. The following are 10 ways to keep your skin hydrated and looking great.
1. Keep Skin Covered
Being exposed to the elements can damage and dehydrate your skin. Be sure to wear gloves and scarves to cover your hands and portions of your face when out in cold weather. Use a wide-brim straw hat to block sun and wind during the warmer months.
2. Hydrate the Air Around You
The environment you live in plays a big part in the overall health of your skin. Keeping a humidifier in your home will help reduce the damage done to skin by dry air. This is especially important during the winter when heaters are often in use.
3. Switch to Warm Baths
Taking hot baths and showers may feel good after a long day, but they're not good for your skin. Hot water can strip away protective oils that keep skin feeling smooth and supple. It can also cause skin to itch. Warm water is still able to open the pores and allows dirt and toxins to get washed away.
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4. Work Up a Sweat
Exercise is not only good for your body but will keep your skin in top condition as well. Sweating is a natural way to eliminate chemicals and toxins that build up under the skin. This is a great way to help reduce the incidence of acne and other types of blemishes. Working up a sweat also helps produce more natural, beneficial oils in the skin.
5. Use Moisturizer Correctly
Most people use some type of moisturizer, but using it effectively is another matter. For starters, lighter moisturizer should be used during the day when you're preparing your skin for make-up. A heavier cream can be used at night. The simplest moisturizers are often the best. Try to find those that aren't oil based or contain perfumes or other unnecessary ingredients.
6. Avoid the Tanning Bed
Tanning beds may give you a golden glow but will ultimately dry out skin. Dehydration, however, is only one way these beds can be detrimental to the health of your skin. Wrinkles, brown spots, and uneven skin tone are a few other ways they may damage skin. If you can't go without having a tan use sunless tanners instead.
7. Eat Fish
Fish is full of omega-3 fats which is great for our skin. Some kinds of fish even contain what is called selenium which helps protect the natural elastin in our skin. Some of the best fish to eat include salmon, mackerel, sardines, and rainbow trout. Make sure the fish is baked, grilled, or poached. Stay away from deep-fried fish.
8. Moisturize After Showering
Dermatologists suggest moisturizing right after showering or bathing to make the most of your moisturizer. The product you use is then better able to trap the moisture already on your body right after bathing.
9. Limit Alcohol Consumption
While a moderate amount of alcohol may provide overall health benefits, too much can damage our skin. Skin is our largest organ, and just as alcohol leaves other organs dehydrated, heavy drinking causes skin to become dry and depleted of vital nutrients.
10. Use Sunscreen
You may not be sunbathing, but simply being outside exposes your skin to potentially damaging sun rays. Even during winter months sunscreen is essential to keeping our skin from becoming too dry. Make sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
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Most animals preen in order to attract a mate. Humans are the only ones who primp in front of a mirror and apply makeup. We've been doing this for a long time, too, probably since the first person recognized their reflection in a pool of water.
The cave painters left handprints, not portraits, but it's not a stretch to imagine they applied pigments to their faces, also. Whether you accept evolution or not, we know makeup was worn by Biblical times. The Old Testament references Jezebel's painted eyelids.
Archeological evidence for makeup starts with the ancient Egyptians. Paintings in profile show eyeliner around one eye, and statues confirm they used eyeliner around both. Closer to modern times, Elizabethans used white face paint.
All those old cosmetics were completely natural, as there was no alternative. Cleopatra's eyes were lined with kohl. Asian beauties in China and Japan obtained pigment from flower petals. Natural doesn't necessarily mean safe, though. Unfortunately for ladies in the court of Queen Elizabeth, their white face paint was made with lead, poisonous along with the arsenic it sometimes also contained.
Advances in chemistry led to mass-manufactured modern makeup, starting in the 1920s or so. Hydrogenated cottonseed oil was invented, which was used in Crisco as well as eyebrow pencils. Modern makeups include many chemicals derived from petroleum. Other common chemicals used include sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens, both of which can irritate some women's skin. Synthetic fragrances may be added, which can be allergenic.
Colors in modern makeup usually come from synthetic dyes and pigments, which are less expensive than color from natural sources.
Mineral makeup was reinvented in modern times around the 1970s. The hippie movement celebrated peace, love, and natural beauty. Around the same time, cosmetics companies were required to start listing their ingredients. The unpronounceable lists shocked women and led to a search for natural alternatives.
Modern mineral makeup, like ancient makeup, is created from loose mineral powders. Because there is no liquid, mineral makeup lasts a long time without needing any chemical preservatives. Because the ingredients in mineral makeup don't have much odor, there's no need to add fragrance. Since preservatives and fragrance often cause irritation, their absence from mineral makeup makes it a good choice for sensitive skin.
Some of the minerals used in mineral makeup, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, work as a natural sunscreen. (You'd have to pile it on thickly to get real benefit, so you should still apply a separate SPF-containing product). They also have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is beneficial for women with rosacea or acne. Other minerals, like iron oxide, provide color, while mica adds a pearlescent shimmer.
Mineral makeup doesn’t contain binders and waterproof ingredients that help it stick to your skin, so it may not last as long as conventional makeups. You should still wash it off your face before going to bed, though, to make sure you look fresh-faced and beautiful when you wake up.
Breakouts are not only for teenagers. They can happen at any age and for multiple reasons. Diet, hormone balance, stress, and just genetics can cause acne. Natural oils are a great way to fight off acne. They are better than those harsh chemical scrubs and creams and are a natural way to clear up your skin.
1. Oregano is a staple in any kitchen, but you may also want to add this essential oil to the medicine cabinet. It is a natural antiseptic and its antibacterial properties make it ideal for treating acne. To use it you need to dilute it with equal parts or jojoba, olive oil, or coconut oil. Then you just put some of that mixture onto the zit until it clears up.
2. Tea Tree Oil has some major antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used equally to treat acne before it becomes too bad. Just take a cotton swab and dip into a jar of tea tree essential oil and then put it on your acne. However, do not use this oil if you have sensitive skin. Tea tree can also dry out your skin so add jojoba to it before you apply it.
3. Lavender is a wonderful, soothing oil to help on the war against acne. It can calm the skin and reduce acne at the same time. Using it every day will help to prevent breakouts before they start. Make your own moisturizer by mixing together jojoba, almond or grape seed oil, and lavender. This combination also makes a great makeup remover.
4. Bergamot is a citrusy essential that can perk up your skin. It has tremendous antibacterial properties that help to make it a great spot treatment for acne. You can mix bergamot with coconut, olive, or jojoba oil. Then add other of these acne fighting essential oils to make your own personalized acne treatment.
5. Rosemary is not only a great flavor to use when cooking, but it also helps to fight acne. It helps to reduce excess oil and contains anti-inflammatory properties. You can use it in a cleanser, scrub, or moisturizer. Rosemary can improve circulation, which will firm and ton your skin.
6. Manuka oil comes from the nuts of the Ati tree, which is a relative of Tea tree. Manuka is known for its antiviral and regenerative properties. These help to cure acne and promote scar healing. Manuka oil is one of the best essential oils to treat acne scars.
7. Rosewood oil can help combat oily skin. Acne contains oil called sebum, which can ooze out and infect other parts of your face. Rosewood can help to decrease the amount of sebum that is produced and that can help limit breakouts. Rosewood can be drying, so it does need to be used sparingly or as a spot treatment.
8. Helichrysum oil is costly, but if you suffer from mature acne and scars it is probably worth it. It has restorative properties and helps to fight against free radicals. To use it it needs to be diluted with olive or coconut oil and then applied directly to the blemish.
9. Carrot seed oil is high in vitamin C and other vitamins. It is great for treating scars and acne. Do not confuse carrot seed essential oil with carrot carrier oil. To use carrot seed oil you will need to dilute it with olive or coconut oil and then apply.
10. Sandalwood is an expensive oil, but it is worth it. It helps to dry out the blemishes and clear them up. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and disinfectant qualities that make this oil wonderful for fighting acne. It does need to be diluted with jojoba, coconut, or oil olive before being applied.
Contemporary culture tosses around the term “organic” so frequently that it’s easier to overlook its usage than to research the reasons why “organic” has become a mainstream practice. From food to clothing, “going organic” often seems little more than a method for boosting popularity, questioning buying habits, or merely trying something different. Organic, though, can be so much more, especially when it comes to skin care. As the body’s largest organ, the skin has the capacity to absorb a high percentage of whatever is lathered upon it. Would you want that absorption to be composed of possibly toxic chemicals? We don’t often think of external beauty products affecting our internal health, but the skin can be a pretty effective sponge. All-natural cosmetics and organic skin care products are an excellent alternative to the chemical-laden items lining the beauty aisles. Before re-stocking your favorite foundation that you have used since high school, before rubbing down with the sunblock that—you have to admit—is a brand your grandmother may have used, or before soaking in that much deserved bubble bath that you are certain smells like paradise, consider the benefits of switching to organic skin care products.
The United States Department of Agriculture functions as the regulatory body overseeing the growing and manufacturing processes of “certified organic” ingredients. If a product is labeled “USDA Organic” it has met the minimum standards set by the Department of Agriculture, meaning its components have been grown without added pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals. Many, if not most, of the major brands of cosmetics and skin care products that are easily available contain ingredients created in an artificial setting—a laboratory. With added colors and fragrances, these products may initially appeal more strongly to our senses, but we must consider the health of our skin over a lifetime. Think of how often you apply cosmetics or skin care products, including foundation, powder, lotions, and creams—at least once or twice a day? Or more? Think of the cumulative effect of these applications over years, maybe the 40 or 50 years of your adult existence. With all the chemicals and toxins already in the air, the addition of chemicals in your skin care products can only increase your exposure to their negative effects. Choosing organic skin care products and cosmetics is a great opportunity to re-introduce health and vibrancy into your body.
An interesting paradox of popular culture is the abundance of easily accessible, but, unhealthy lifestyle options juxtaposed with a rapidly growing focus on improving holistic health. Look to the left, and there are super-sized fast food meals, unnatural preservatives, and surplus sweeteners; look to the right, and there are new farmer’s markets, 24-hour fitness centers, and no-sugar, no-gluten, no-fat diet plans. You must be proactive and wise to navigate the latest fads or celebrity-endorsed crazes. What kind of long-term routine do you want to establish for your body’s greatest potential? You show your skin to the world every day, all day long. Why not bathe your skin in the natural and organic ingredients your body craves, rather than the artificial ones that can irritate or harm?
With all-natural cosmetics and organic skin-care products, you can be confident that you are not subjecting your delicate and precious skin to anything unnaturally engineered. The risk of allergic reactions, untimely breakouts, and unnecessary aging are reduced when your skin is absorbing the ingredients nature has provided. By using organic products for your skin, you lessen your body’s exposure to toxins, improve your skin’s look and feel, and often support companies that are committed to “green” practices that are beneficial for the environment. To put it simply, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Going organic for your skin is not another trend, but a lifestyle change that contributes to your overall health and beauty, both inside and out.
You are super conscious about what you put in your mouth. Maybe you even put Vitamin C powder into your bath water to neutralize the chlorine. You know that your sweet, sensitive skin is not an impenetrable barrier to all toxins. But many of the chemicals in cosmetics are chosen specifically because they can penetrate the skin. They end up inside our bodies where they can cause all sorts of damage to our delicate inner ecosystems.
The cosmetic industry is surprisingly unregulated, subject to no FDA-required safety tests. Even catchy buzzwords like “natural” and “organic” are no guarantee of purity or safety. Many harmful, synthetic chemicals can still be present in amounts up to 30% in a product marketed as “made with organic ingredients.” It’s important to read labels and recognize the known offenders so that you are as informed about what you put on your mouth as you are about what you put in it.
According to the Environmental Working Group, “The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 different ingredients daily”! And that is just for body care. While this list is not exhaustive, it’s a good starting place to help you steer clear of “The Evil Eight”:
All are known cancer-causing agents. Europe has restricted their use for this very reason. TEA ingredients are highly acidic and severe irritants, especially to the eyes. These are the chemicals that give the foamy suds to your body washes, soaps, and shampoos.
2. Mineral Oil
This oil is a by-product of petroleum hydrocarbons that seals the skin, the body’s largest organ of elimination, making it impossible to release toxins. Mineral oil has been shown to cause organ toxicity, ovarian dysfunction, endometriosis, miscarriages, and damage to the immune system. Found in baby oil, moisturizers, styling gels, and conditioners.
Parabens are estrogen-mimicking preservatives that are found in almost every cosmetic cream product to prevent the growth of fungus and mold. They are also widely used in underarm deodorants, are absorbed through the skin, and stored in fat cells. Researchers found high levels of six different parabens in 20 human breast tumors supporting the concern that parabens cause breast cancer in women, testicular cancer in men, and harm the endocrine and reproductive systems.
Petrochemicals are found on a multitude of cosmetic labels as paraffin, mineral oil, and petroleum. Think Vaseline! And motor oil! They seal the skin like Saran Wrap, clog pores, and inhibit the skin’s ability to breathe and rejuvenate cells. Petrochemicals cause pimples, wrinkles, and dry skin. And probably cancer. Petroleum by-products contain 1,4-Dioxane, a probable carcinogen.
Phthalates, chemicals that soften plastics, have been banned in cosmetics in the European Union and in children’s toys in California but are still present in many fragrances, deodorants, lotions, hair products, and nail polish. They act as hormone disruptors causing reproductive defects and sexual dysfunction in men, low libido in women, developmental problems in children, insulin resistance, diabetes, liver, kidney, and lung damage, and cancer.
6. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
(PEG) is a dangerous little “penetration enhancer” found in eye creams, facemasks, lip balms, cleansers, and concealers. It is often contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane and ethylene oxide, both known carcinogens.
7. Preservatives (BHA/BHT)
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are used as preservatives to prolong freshness in a wide variety of personal care and cosmetic products. These chemicals are linked to several health concerns including endocrine disruption and organ-system toxicity. BHA has been banned for use in cosmetics in the European Union and can increase sensitivity to damaging solar rays. Present in lipstick and gloss, eye shadow and liner, mascara, blush, nail polish, sunscreen, shaving products, diaper cream, and hair dye.
Similar to asbestos in composition, Talc has been linked to ovarian cancer and respiratory problems. It’s found in baby powder, eye shadow, blush, foundation, and deodorant. Look for safe cornstarch-based cosmetic products instead.
Now that you have a foundation for making wise and conscious choices about the products you put on your body, go forth and glow!