Monday, August 26, 2013

What does Moisturizer do

facial moisturizer
Q. What does a moisturizer actually do for the skin?

A. A basic moisturizer is meant to put a protective film over the skin to prevent moisture loss and improve the look of the skin by hydrating it, but a moisturizer will also make the skin more flexible. Flexible skin will not get lines as easily when facial expressions are made. Moisturized skin also tends to be stronger than unmoisturized skin. Dry skin cracks easily.

A moisturizer containing anti-aging ingredients, such as retinol or peptides, will encourage collagen and elastin production in your skin and will actually help the skin look younger with continuous use.

The best time to apply a moisturizer is after the skin has been cleansed. Apply the moisturizer after skin has been patted dry and is slightly damp to seal in water.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall 2013 Dimentional Hair Color

As we bask in the late summer sun, fading our hair color, we look ahead to the upcoming fall fashion trends and ponder what color our hair should be for fall! Whatever your color, it must be is multi dimensional!  Multi dimensional color starts with a main color with various highlights and low lights woven in.

If you like blonde, platinum is in. It is a dimensional platinum with areas slightly darker to give it that dimensional look.
Is a darker blonde your thing? Try a blonde, multi dimensional of course, with golden highlights and hints of strawberry.
For those of you who like red..... dark, vibrant, rich reds are in.
Brunettes look for a soft subtle ombre look. The extreme color variation has gone by the wayside. Try a dark chestnut or chocolate brown with multi dimensional woven highlights of gold and red.
Looking for something funky? The rainbow of vibrant semi permanent colors are still the rage!
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Can hair styling products cause blemishes?

We love our sexy sleek flat ironed hair, but our styling products could be causing breakouts!

Those leave it smoothing creams seem to cause blemishes for some people especially on the forehead and the sides of the face.

The product can transfer onto your pillow and then to your face as you sleep. Try using a lighter styling gel or serum instead. Also, change your pillow case daily. Use a face wash and spot treatment containing salicylic acid to clear the break out.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

My knees are too dark and dry!

The summer sun can cause your knees to get too dark and dry!

Help lighten them by using a pumice stone to gently slough away dead skin. If you are at the beach, apply a little oil to your knees, then massage them with sand. Rinse and apply SPF 50.

You can try using an exfoliating lotion such as CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion to continue the exfoliation and to moisturize. Find CeraVe at drugstores including CVS and Walgreens.

You can also try a skin lightening treatment at night. Jurlique Purely Bright Spot Treatment helps to lighten dark spots with natural kakadu plum extract and citrus unshiu peel extract.

And always wear a high sunscreen of 50 SPF on the knees daily to keep the skin from getting dark again from sun exposure!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Gigi Pore Refining Wax

Gigi has caught on to a waxing trick my colleagues and I have done for years! We use wax to unclogged the pores. 

Wax, the kind used for hair removal, is great for pulling out blackheads, especially from the nose and chin.

Gigi created Pore Refining Facial Wax. 
gigi pore refining wax

This wax has been discontinued and replace with Gigi Detox Charcoal Wax.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bridal Makeup at Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park

The Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park is an amazing setting for a wedding. Just imagine the unbelievable pictures you could have from this beautiful place!
Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park garden
It is an historic location full of rustic charm and the Bride's room in the mansion is absolutely fabulous! The room is huge and has plenty of natural light. 

Link to Hunting Hill Mansion 

We did hair and makeup for the bride and her bridal party in that fabulous room. The morning was cloudy and drizzly. Our laid back bride was a little concerned because her ceremony was being held in the garden. 
Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park bridal makeup
She wanted a romantic loosely curled updo which looked gorgeous with her red hair.  
Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park bridal hairstyle
This bride doesn't usually wear makeup so she wanted a very natural look. She was having a bit of a breakout that she wanted covered. I used a light concealer and an ivory foundation to even her skin tone and hide the breakout. Warm brown and peach eye shadow complemented her brown eyes and warm skin tone. I used a dark brown pencil liner and a brown black mascara to keep her soft looking. Her brows were filled in with an auburn brow powder. I used a soft peach blush and a beige nude lipstick.  She's a creamy natural beauty!
Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park bridal makeup
And guess what? The sun broke through the clouds just as her wedding ceremony started!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Beauty Food: Berries

The super fruits, the berries, are ripe and ready! Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
are loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and phyto chemicals to fight free radicals that cause cancer, help build collagen, provide some sun protection and improve the look of your skin. Eat a serving, 1 cup, in the morning and a serving, 1 cup, later in the day to keep the antioxidants flowing.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Q & A: Sharing Nail Polish and Infections

Q. Can I get an infection from nail polish that has been used on other people at the nail salon? 

 A.  It is highly unlikely. Nail polish is not a friendly environment for microbes. The ingredients in nail polish will not support the growth of bacteria or fungus.  You won't catch anything funky from shared polish.
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