Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Get rid of your Acne with Alcohol

 Whether you are in your teens or in your forties, acne can be the beast that makes you want to scream. You have tried many products and nothing so far has worked. Perhaps you only break out around your menstrual period which is quite normal at any age. Way before they came out with Stridex,

 I was playing a mean joke on my cousin, but it backfired and years later he thanked me for this cure. I put alcohol on his acne ridden face and knew it would burn. Boy, was I mean. However, he believed me when I said it would cure his acne and it did. He actually continued to use it and the next Summer when he came to town, his acne was gone. Little did I realize that my mothers remedies for good skin care would lead to a cure for acne. Anyway, I guess I wasn't the only one to think of it, because years later, Stridex. If you don't have alcohol or find that it burns too much, Stridex is much more gentle and can be found in most stores.

 
A hairy communist bolts.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Beauty Gap's Skin Care and Make Up Must Haves

Today there are so many products on the market that its overwhelming at times to try to figure out which one to try that works for you and your skin type. You may be so busy, that your schedule doesn't allow you the time or you may just want a second opinion before you buy. Whatever the reason may be, that's where I come in. I research and review items to save you time and money.

ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR GLOSS HOT BRONZE #45

This gloss has Vitamin E for more of a balm feeling in a hot bronze for that ultra chick look. It also comes in Cool Lemon. A travel size and a ultra light gloss # 05 un Mauve Light and #10 in freshwater pearl, my favorite. There's a pure pops brush on in pink cupcake. Other colors are honey pink, evelyn pink and crystal gloss 349 in Golden Nude. These glosses are not sticky like some are. Tip: If you get a gloss that turns sticky after a while, dispose of it as its too old to use.
 

 Sephora Lasting and Perfecting Corrector. One side of this corrector hides dark circles while the other side covers acne and fights it withs salicylic acid killing the bacteria within it.

This can be used under your regular makeup or facial powder for a smoother flawless look

If you are looking for something medicated to wear under your make-up, then this would be the perfect solution.



Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Foundation - Creamy Natural


                                            

                            Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Foundation - Creamy Natural                            
                 Erase the effects of aging instantly with Age Rewind, a natural and creamy cover up. The most sensible thing you can do for your skin is keep it youthful looking and feeling. Age rewind is a cover up that actually rewinds by filling in the deep lines. A porcelain look is the result

                                                                            
Are you ready for Spa Treatment? Face and Body UtralCleanse brush is great for lathering up the face and giving yourself that deep clean that you do well deserve. It comes with several rotating brushes for that feel good gentle scrub and a stone for exfoliating the dead skin and dirt off the feet.


For additional brush replacements and extra supplies follow this link in blue and scroll down to the bottom of the page. The link is directly to the skin care page to save you time.

For getting that perfect skin right out of the shower, here is some advice that is essential to your cleanliness.
  • First, Chlorine can fade your highlights in your hair that you worked all Summer to get or the highlights you may have added to your hair. Try switching to a shower head that removes chlorine. Use a plastic shower head as the metal will hold in more bacteria.
  • That Nylon sponge is holding in and depositing more bacteria back into your body than it is scrubbing off. Use a wash cloth instead and a body scrub at least once per week.
  • Use water that is warm, not hot. Use a quarter sized amount of shampoo (that's plenty enough to lather up your hair) and rinse with warm water turning slowly to cool water.
  • Use a multi-blade refillable razor to keep from getting nicks and bumps. Use upward strokes, but if your skin is sensitive, use downward strokes.
  • Rinse well and pat dry with a terrycloth towel.
  • Moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower with a lotion that's right for your skin type.

          Tips:   To  relieve dry skin -  Put on body oil before hitting the shower
                     If you have dry flaky or dull skin- Rub n a body scrub before entering the shower, then rinse it off and scrub again while your skin s wet.
           
          Tip: If you have a filmy soapy build up on the shower door, you have hard water which is drying your skin and hair. Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to counteract this problem

Jojoba Body scrub is a great exfoliation for getting rid of dead skin cells.
Jojoba Face & Body Scrub 8oz Bottle - Body ToolsJojoba Face & Body Scrub 8oz Bottle - Body Tools

Lavera Body Luffa Jojoba Body Scrub - 1.5 oz.Lavera Body Luffa Jojoba Body Scrub - 1.5 oz.

Here are some body oils to coat your skin before the shower:

 Dove Nourishing Moisture Beauty Body Cream Oil Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin Pump, 13.5-Ounces (Pack of 3)
ShiKai Lotion, Dry Skin Therapy, Borage, 8-Ounces (Pack of 2)Nivea Body Daily Lotion, Essentially Enriched for Very Dry, Rough Skin, 8.4 fl oz (250 ml) (Pack of 4)Dove Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Lotion, for Extra Dry Skin Bonus Size Pump Bottles 16.9 Oz (Pack of 3)Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil, 6.8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)African Shea Oil - 8 ozs.Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Beauty Oil, 5,000 IU Vitamin E Oil - 4 fl ozSeven Wonders Miracle Lotion for Dry Skin 8 Fl. Oz.Desert Essence Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp 4 fl oz (120 ml)J.R. Watkins Dry Oil Body Mist, Vanilla, 4 fl oz Bottles, (Pack of 3)Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Shower & Bath Oil with Natural Soothing Oatmeal for Relief of Itchy, Dry Skin, 10-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)Olivella All Natural Virgin Olive Oil Moisturizer From Italy (50ml) 1.69 Fluid OuncesDr. Hauschka by Dr. Hauschka Moor-Lavender Body Oil ( For Dry & Sensitive Skin )--/3.4OZNeutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula, 16 Ounce (Pack of 2)Watts Beauty Moroccan Gold Oil - 100% Pure Argan Oil -Certified by Ecocert-Professional Use 30mlDesert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4-Ounce Bottle
Clarisonic Nourishing Care Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin, 6 OunceJojoba Oil 100% Pure - 16 oz. - LiquidArizona Sun Moisturizer SPF 3 - 8 oz -Natural Aloe Vera and Other Plants and Cacti from the Desert Provide Soothing Moisture for Dry Skin - Oil Free - Face and Body LotionOlay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin, 6.78 Ounce (Pack of 4)St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer 10 oz (283 g)

Dove Cream Oil Body Wash, Jasmine and Vanilla, 19.4-Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)Dove has always been a favorite for most women in softness for the skin.