Celebrity Skin Care Secrets

Monday, August 6, 2012

How to remove your make up

It is important for the health of your skin to remove any makeup before going to bed each night. Leaving makeup on your skin overnight can clog your pores and lead to acne. Leaving eye makeup on overnight can result in the makeup getting into your eye, causing irritation and possibly infection.  While it's important to remove eye makeup, it can be tricky because the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive. Below are a variety of product suggestions, along with instructions on how to use each.
  1. Olive Oil. Olive oil is an excellent, natural way not only to remove eye makeup but to condition the lashes as well.
    Directions: Soak a cotton ball with olive oil and wipe gently over the eye area. Remove excess olive oil with a warm, damp washcloth. For a more luxurious experience, slightly warm the olive oil before applying.
  2. Vaseline. Vaseline is another gentle eye makeup remover. Like olive oil, the cost is low and it is gentle on your skin.
    Directions: Apply a small amount over the eye area using your fingers. Use a damp, warm wash cloth to remove the Vaseline and eye makeup. Eyeshadow and eyeliner come off quickly using this method.
  3. Cold Cream. Cold cream is not only a great makeup remover, it also conditions the surrounding skin.
    Directions: Apply cold cream to eye area with your fingers. Use a damp, warm washcloth to remove both the cold cream and your eye makeup.
  4.  Disposable, pre-moistened eye makeup remover towelettes are the quickest and most convenient way clean makeup from your face. No water or additional towels are necessary when using these wipes. They are also convenient to pack for overnight trips.
    Directions: Simply wipe the eye area with the pre-moistened towelette to remove makeup.
  5. Sensitive Skin. Baby shampoo and/or baby oil work wonderfully to remove eye makeup and to condition the lashes. They are also gentle on sensitive skin.
    Directions: Soak a cotton ball with either baby shampoo or baby oil, apply to the eye area, and then rinse the area using a damp, warm washcloth. Remember to be very gentle when rubbing off the makeup. 

It should always be a habit to remove your make up before going to bed to avoid wrinkles and zits.You can use cleanser or make up remover that suits your skin.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Benefits of Brown Sugar Scrub

As anyone who has ever been to a spa knows, there are some lovely benefits of a brown sugar scrub. And while a spa treatment might be pricey, whipping up a sugar scrub to use on a regular basis at home is dirt-cheap – but you'll look like you spent plenty!

A brown sugar scrub is a delicious way to condition your skin.

Skin that is regularly exfoliated is healthier skin, both in appearance and function. Cleansed of dead skin, this largest organ can circulate more efficiently, breathing in good nourishment and expelling toxins. It also glows, is more uniform in appearance with tighter pores, and is soft to the touch.

Exfoliating with a sugar scrub doesn't relax the muscles, the way salt does, but it relaxes the mind with its delicious smell. Sugar is also full of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and is usually a key ingredient in pricey products. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins.

Far from clogging the skin, sugar works well to cleanse completely, so it can not only reduce any current body acne you may have, it can also help prevent further breakouts. Sugar moisturizes on its own, but as most sugar scrub recipes require oil or honey to help form a paste, it provides even further moisture and allows your skin to achieve more of its natural balance.

So what's the difference with using brown sugar as opposed to white? Brown sugar is gentler, making it ideal for super-sensitive skin. The benefits of a brown sugar scrub extend not just to the body, but also the scalp. Many women with highly sensitive, dandruff-prone scalps find that a brown sugar scrub prior to washing or treating results in healthier, happier hair.

And one big benefit of a brown sugar scrub – it smells wonderful. It has a very deep, rich smell that can allow you to completely relax and pamper yourself.
Creating a Spa Experience at Home

There's no point in lathering your body in this kind of loving attention without going a bit further and being wholly generous to yourself. Of course, you can do a quick scrub in your morning shower just to wake up the body and get your skin moving, but once a week or so, you should treat yourself to a home spa.

Brown sugar, when warm and slathered over the skin, has a strong, soothing aroma that encourages bliss and relaxation. You can use any of a number of recipes to create your scrub and enhance this sensation. Try mixing the sugar with coconut oil, a little honey and a few drops of vanilla. Light some candles in the bathroom and turn on some low music. Already, you've got the feel of a spa. While it would be more truly luxurious experience to have someone else do the work of scrubbing, if you do it right, you'll enjoy the solitude even more.

Scrub for Health and Beauty

In a spa setting, you want to scrub slowly, beginning at the feet, and work your way to your neck and even your scalp. Use circular motions, going clockwise for a few counts, then counter-clockwise. This will achieve the most complete exfoliation and allow your skin thorough circulation.

When you're covered in sugar, lie back for a bit and enjoy what should be a lightly tingling sensation, along with the great smell. Rinse off gently with warm water. As tempting as it may be, try to resist adding any more moisturizer after rinsing. Simply allow your skin to balance itself and breathe.

Performed regularly, a sugar scrub will keep your entire body looking and feeling its best.

Brown sugar scrub makes a big difference, it smoothens and takes off dead cells in your skin. Try it at home. You'll surely love the results. I've been doing this for years and it's really effective and low cost too.



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