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.

Have a Beautiful, Healthy Skin Day! 
xo
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Friday, August 16, 2013

My knees are too dark and dry!

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

This happen to me all the time!

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. Skin lightening spot treatments helps to lighten dark areas of the skin. Look for products with natural lightening ingredients such as kakadu plum extract, azelaic acid, kojic acid 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!


        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
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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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See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa. for waxing and facial services!


        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
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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!

        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
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steps at ridley creek state park

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Q & A: Sharing Nail Polish and Infections

funky finger polish
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.
                                  
        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
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