April 2009 - Posts
Taking advantage of the steamy bathroom when you step out of the shower is a good time for tweezing and extracting! Many of my friends and readers complain that they can’t tweeze after their shower, they say that the hairs are too tight in their follicles to remove easily. I tell them it’s probably because they wait till they have stepped out of the bathroom (steamy area) and/or have already applied their toner. The cool air and/or applying toner will definitely close up those pores making the hair more difficult to pull out. The solution is easy. Simply tweeze while still in the hot steamy bathroom and don’t apply any toners or any of your skincare regimen for that matter (other than making sure you have a clean face). If the steam is gone I would simply take a hot wet wash cloth and apply to the eyebrow, chin, or area that you plan to pluck to open those little pores which will allow for easier removal of the hair. Another procedure to do while still in the steamy bathroom is your extractions. Now having said that we all know to stay away from those blemishes! Keep those hands away and don’t pick or pop or you could end up with scarring or even bacteria introduction. However, I know that I need to pull my head out of the sand because we all cheat from time to time. So when you do cheat on occasion, do it after steaming, holding a wet and warm washcloth your face or while still in the steamy bathroom. If the mirror’s fogged up (which it will be) then just wipe a small area clean so you can see what you’re doing because the second you leave that bathroom those pores will tighten. However, your best option is having a professional skincare therapist do your extractions (and see if they have a high frequency apparatus to apply afterward). This little electrode eliminates toxins and acne-causing bacteria, exfoliates dead skin cells and assists in the absorption of regular regimen products. I will do a more extensive article on high frequency and other skin treatment machines and appliances in the early part of May.
Before going thru a bunch of difficult extractions and spending money on professional treatments or buying tools and products, first try wiping them away with an eye makeup remover soaked cotton ball. Oftentimes what you think are actual sebum and debris filled pores may just be mascara that has fallen off your lashes throughout the day; especially if the blackheads are on your nose. The eye makeup remover may just wipe them out and away. Then if that is not the case you can pretty much assume they are indeed blackheads that may need to be removed. So if you decide to extract on your own at home I would do it after applying a hot wash cloth or directly after shower when room is still steamy and with tissue paper wrapped around your two index fingers so as not to introduce any bacteria. Do Not use extracting tools as you may end up with injured and scarred skin. Additionally, if you’re tempted to hit the pimples with the white pus and/or debris you will also need to follow these guidelines starting with (numbered items below italicized note:
*First and foremost if you're under the care of a dermatologist or physician be sure to consult with he or she to be sure you are a candidate for extractions and tweezing (especially doing it at home instead of a skincare professional doing it at a day spa or doctor's office). They may feel you have a condition or sensitivity that you could be making worse by doing so.
1) Don’t touch them.
2) Have a professional do it instead.
3) If you're still hell-bent on doing it after guidelines 1 and 2 you need to be sure they are ready! You know what I mean…you can practically see the sebum leaking out!
4) And even if they are ready and you’re ready to extract do it while they are still warm under clean conditions with tips of index fingers wrapped in tissue.
5) If they are stubborn; just stop, they are not ready.
6) Don’t use extraction tools or pop them with pins or anything as you may introduce bacteria which could potentially cause serious health problems and/or scarring. (and by the way, complications may occur without using tools and pins as well)
7) Apply a gentle toner and a good spot treatment (and of course your regimen so long as there is nothing in it to cause irritation and/or any professional or product directions suggesting no use after certain treatments, etc). A little redness is normal as you’ve just pushed and prodded on it and it may be a little irritated (however this may also indicate that you’re being too aggressive). Tweezing and extracting can have certain downsides but by doing it with warm open pores you should eliminate or at least diminish any potential problems. Additionally, it should be easier. I know we all want diminished closed pores but make sure that happens after you’ve tweezed, picked and prodded, because they need to be opened in order for the exit of hair and debris.
After posting yesterday’s entry about melting down your leftover lipstick to make little pot-o-glosses ala pill container; I became fixated on searching for products for gorgeous lips. I’m going to find all the best plumper’s, colors, stains, glosses, lip sunscreens & moisturizers and any other smile blossoming product I can dig up. No stone will go unturned!
Let’s get it started right now! Not all will have a gold, silver, and bronze medal as I haven’t tried all the many products on the market. I feel if I’m going to write about it; I better have used it myself or at the very least have dug up every customer rating available along with reading all product information and ingredients until I know that product like the back of my hand. One other note: keep in mind that some of the products I have chosen and listed come in many more colors than the one's that I chose. For instance, The Gold was given to ColorScience Lip Polish Wand but the link is to ColoreScience Lip Polish Wand in color "its over," because that's the one I happened to choose. However, the product itself comes in many more colors so that you may choose the color that you love and prefer.
Praiseworthy Plumper: Gold Medal) Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Silver Medal) Dr. Michelle Copeland Sensational Lips Duo
Superior Color Selection: Gold) ColorScience Lip Polish Wand It's Over wins for lip polish in terms of color selection and for best stain!
Grandiose gloss: The Gold goes to) Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Lip Shine Silver) DuWop Elixrstix Energy bronze) Stila Lip Glaze Pomegranate
Luscious Lip Liner: Gold) LipFusion Micro Injected Lip Plumping Pencil Glam Silver) DuWop Liptone Cadence
Cool Lip Tools: Gold) DuWop Reverse Lipliner Silver) DuWop Gloss Highlighter Flora
Superb Sunscreen for lips: Gold) Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Silver) ColoreScience Sunforgettable SPF 30 Sun Lip Salve au Naturel Bronze) Borba Nutraceutical Lip Tint SPF 15 Soft Kiss
Much Moisture: Gold) MD Formulations Lip Balm Silver) Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers Bronze) Philosophy Old Fashioned Lemonade Lip Shine
New Kid on the Block: Gold) Bare Minerals Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish Silver) Too Faced Fuze Slenderize Guilt Free Gloss Dragonfruit Lime
The Coveted All-Around: Gold) Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15 Blush Silver) H2O Plus Lip Oasis 48 Hour Plumping Gloss Tempt
Prettiest pearly whites: Gold) SuperSmile Whitening Gum Silver) GoSmile PM Whitening Protection Fluoride Toothpaste
Great Gift: Gold) BlingFusion Micro Injected Collagen Colorshine After Hours Silver) Philosophy Kiss Kiss Kiss Lip Shine Trio
I happened to be surfing the web a month or so ago when I stumbled upon one of the best beauty tips I had heard of in a very long time. If memory serves, I believe it was a reader who contributed the entry as opposed to the blogger herself. If I find it again, I will post it in the forum area under cosmetic tips. I apologize for not jotting down the URL at the time. I guess I figured I would remember which website I found it on.
The woman posted that she saved her lipsticks when they were gone instead of digging down in the tube with her fingernail or a q-tip swab to get out every last bit. She would just throw them in a drawer and then when she had 7 different tubes of lipsticks she melted them down and poured each one individually into one of those compartmentalized pill holders. You know, one of those little plastic medication containers that have 7 little boxes for pills for each day of the week. I don’t recall how she applied it once it solidified, but I would probably just go to a beauty supply and buy some little disposable lip brushes or if you prefer a really great lipstick brush, you can do that as well. In addition, I would imagine you could even make your own colors once the lipstick has been melted. How fun would that be?!? Or we could even take it one step further and go buy cheap little lipsticks (as opposed to saving the used up ones) and melt them down and formulate our own signature color. Wouldn’t that be an adorable gift for your sister or friend? Just paint her name right on the box…very cute!
Confused when it comes to pH balanced skin and hair care products? Most people are. In fact, as I was doing some research on this subject I was blown away by some of the information I found on the web. More often than not the info on the forums and the “ask the experts” and such regarding the pH of skin and hair (and the products used to keep that balance) gave completely incorrect answers. It actually made me nervous to write about it in case I too give incorrect info. But luckily I did find many credible science and chemistry related websites regarding pH and thank heavens my memory of the subject concurs more with them.
For one to understand skin and hair care they first need to understand pH. It’s commonly misunderstood when selecting product. And yet it’s one of the most important things when selecting because it’s essential to keep the pH in balance for optimal product results.
The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. The concentration of hydrogen ions is commonly expressed in terms of the pH scale. Low pH corresponds to high hydrogen ion concentration and vice versa. It measures the acidity or basicity of a solution. A pH of 7 means it is a neutral solution. Pure water has a pH of 7. A pH of less than 7 means the solution is acidic. A pH higher than 7 makes it basic.
For instance, the pH of lemon juice is around 2 meaning it’s very acidic; whereas ammonia is around 12 making it very basic or alkali.
The reason it must be taken into consideration when selecting product is because the skin has a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 as does the hair.
I’ve decided to use actual product information to help make what I’m saying a little clearer. I’ve copied and pasted the product descriptions from Peter Thomas Roth and Phillip B. I found these products (along with their product descriptions) on SkinStore.com. I feel by you reading their actual text you will understand it better than if I try to stumble through it. So here we go:
Peter Thomas Roth Conditioning Tonic Is a fragrance-free, alcohol-free, dye-free toner that contains tiny amounts of benzoic acid and salicylic acid. This toner removes excess residue and restores skin to its natural pH, allowing skin care products that are applied afterward to penetrate better. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. (Note the two acids mentioned keeping in mind our skin is on the acidic side of the pH scale)
Phillip B pH Restoration Detangling Toning Mist Like a facial toner, this fine liquid mist removes unwanted residue (like mineral deposits) from the hair and leaves a fresh, beautiful finish. Lighter than regular conditioners, its apple cider vinegar and essential oils detangle hair and seal its cuticle, leaving hair with loads of shine. And don't worry; the vinegar scent vanishes in minutes! (Note the ingredient apple cider vinegar…acidic, like our hair)
The key is to cleanse or care for the skin without strong harsh soaps (which are high on the pH scale) to keep the skin’s pH balance in tact. What we’re actually doing here is respecting the pH balance (as opposed to stripping it away) which results in a healthier looking skin and hair. My last example would be baby shampoo. If you’ve ever used your child’s baby shampoo you’ve probably noticed your hair is very clean, yet also looks slightly damaged. It’s as if you look like you have more volume but not in a good way. The cuticle on each strand of hair is lifted as opposed to using a shampoo with a pH compatible to hair which is on the acidic end of the scale (around 5). They use the higher basic side of the scale when formulating baby shampoo so that the shampoo does not sting the child’s eyes. A pH that is matched to the eyes more than to the hair. Obviously, keeping baby’s eyes from stinging is more important than gorgeous hair. However, when we’re old enough to keep our eyes closed well then of course we can opt for gorgeous hair!
Today I was reading an article about dating and relationships and the part that jumped out at me was the man’s view of what they find attractive in a woman. I thought across the board it would be things like great legs, big boobs, or a pretty face. But even though those things were mentioned I was still surprised how many men preferred a nicely manicured hand. They talked about nice polished nails which just sort of surprised me. I mean of course I feel a nicely manicured hand is a very attractive quality but would have never known men in particular liked them so much. Particularly, the “French manicure” was brought up by many of the men surveyed.
It got me on a mission to find a great polish. As I was searching the web for the newest and best nail polishes on the market I stumbled upon a great article on SkinCare-News.com that was actually published today so I thought I’d share it with you. Polish Up on the Hottest Nail Trends is an informative read about trends, colors for the season, colors for specific skin tones and fashion, and expert advice. I knew when I saw that the common nail polish brand they had repeatedly suggested was SpaRitual that they knew what they were talking about. I had been reading quite a bit lately in fashion and professional beauty magazines about the SpaRitual brand. It seems to be the “it” polish for many manicurists. SpaRitual colors are so gorgeous and the brand is proud to offer the first vegan family of nail lacquers, free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene. How cool is that?
Check this link out to view the SpaRitual polish colors via SkinStore.com:
In addition to their bold, vibrant colors, SpaRitual also has many white, nude, beige and pink colors to give that gorgeous clean “french manicure” look and appeal. There are crèmes, sheers and shimmers available which make those lighter colors absolutely stunning especially against an exfoliated and tanned (sprayed on of course!) skin. I love that clean look on my toes as well. It looks so good!
Start a new beauty and pampering ritual this week…You’ll love your SpaRitual!
I’ve always thought of CoverBlend cosmetics as being “corrective makeup.” Meaning only used to camouflage scars, blemishes and post treatment redness, etc. But as I was unpacking my boxes from my recent move I stumbled across CoverBlend Anti-Aging Finishing Powder that I happened to have from a long time ago. I had never used it but someone or some company or doctor’s office must have given it to me along the way. Right away I realized that I was low on foundation and I loved the color of the one I had found, which was Sand by the way so I thought to myself “tomorrow morning I’m going to try it!”
Along with thinking CoverBlend by Exuviance was a corrective cosmetic I also remembered that it was developed by NeoStrata and when it comes to the marriage of science and beauty, NeoStrata is the grand-daddy of them all. So that just further convinced me to try it. Plus right in the name it has the word “anti-aging” and of course I immediately resonated with that!
CoverBlend products are formulated with NeoStrata’s unique anti-aging benefits of polyhydroxy acids along with great hydration and antioxidant properties. Even better, it may be used by those with sensitive skin.
So here we go. I tried it and I loved it! I have never had such a beautiful translucent coverage. My pores disappeared and my skin had a flawless finish. I’ve never loved a product so much in my life. Now keep in mind that the product I’m using is the “finishing powder,” not the Concealing Treatment SPF20 Makeup. However, the Concealing Treatment SPF20 Makeup has the most incredible list of customer reviews I’ve ever seen. So that too is probably a really great product; however, I myself have never tried it. I’ve linked it (along with the brand page and the finishing powder) so you can read all about it as well as the rave reviews.
The CoverBlend by Exuviance line of Concealing Treatment Cosmetics is formulated to conceal and correct all types of visible skin imperfections (from minor flaws to major discolorations) while providing anti-aging benefits and sunscreen protection. Having said that, they are referring to using the foundation along with the finishing powder. I use the finishing powder alone. Well, along with my bronzer and blush. I find it to be the perfect sheer foundation even though it’s actually a ‘finishing powder.’ My pores and fine lines and wrinkles look diminished and as I said my face looks luminous. Take a look for yourself and even better...try it! Then please let me know your thoughts.
Hey men, this one’s for you. I started to notice more questions from men in the forum so I realized that you guys could use an article or two every now and then. And ladies, if you’ve been wondering how you could get your man a little more groomed then take a look as well.
I thought we’d start with some of the best brands I know of formulated especially for men. The packaging, the user friendly regimens (cause we know you don’t ask for directions) and the scents are just a few of the things I took into consideration when choosing the lines specifically for guys. Yes! Packaging is important to you boys because I seriously doubt you want some sort of pink Mary Kay like label on your products. But of course what really counts is what's inside the package. Ladies, I’ve chosen kits that are easy for men but are also packaged nice and make perfect gifts for your husband, boyfriend, brother, son, father or friend.
So with all this in mind I’ve chosen five brands for you to take a look at. The first is an overall facial skincare brand (an excellent anti-aging skincare regimen with easy steps) the second is a great kit for all your shaving needs. The third is a kit with some of the best body products on the market; the fourth is a great shampoo and conditioner combo for creating and maintaining gorgeous hair and lastly an eye product to reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Facial Regimen: Anthony Logistics The Face Kit
Shave Kit: The Art of Shaving Ingrown Hair Kit
Body Products: Jack Black Clean and Cool Body Basics
Hair: Billy Jealousy Hair Kit
Eye Product: Lab Series Age Rescue Eye Therapy
Just the other day I wrote about a body wrap by L’Occitane that has a detoxifying effect when applied. As I was writing it I was thinking about how it would be such a successful combo with an internal detox drink. Something that would cleanse from the inside as well.
Luckily I found an excellent product for just that. It’s a product by GliSODin Skin Nutrients called GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Detoxification Formula. It retails for about $130 bucks and is worth every penny.
GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Detoxification Formula removes toxins and rejuvenates the skin, liver, kidneys and intestines. Benefits of this internal cleansing drink include promoting clear beautiful skin, assists with weight loss, relieves digestive upsets and disturbances, controls retention of water and promotes a healthier liver.
It’s no surprise that this drink promotes optimum health considering its list of ingredients. Check out the list of key ingredients (and what they do) I borrowed from SkinStore.com.
• Berries and Chardonnay Grapes: provide a full-spectrum of nutritious antioxidants for optimal health and radiant skin.
• Alpha Lipoic Acid: chelates heavy metals and neutralizes several types of free radicals.
• Milk Thistle: contains a mixture of flavanoid complexes that protects and promotes liver cleansing.
• NutraFlora: an excellent source of soluble fiber to aid in digestion and elimination which assists in weight loss.
• Broccoli: is high in sulforaphane which induces phase II detoxification enzymes for enhanced cleansing.
All you need to do is take one sachet with a glass of purified water twice daily for two weeks. Then for maintenance you may use one daily for up to three months.
Enjoy the more clarified you!
Have you heard of those websites where they sell one item daily and the stuff is usually a really good deal? Typically they sell the item until the inventory is gone and then update the site with a new item depending on what they have in stock. They have these sales for all kinds of random products and they are really cool and really cheap!
Well I have stumbled onto something even better. It’s The Daily Special on SkinStore.com. They sell quality skincare items each day at a reduced price (even cheaper than their already good deals). Each day a new item is featured. Items are updated daily, Monday through Friday and Friday's special lasts all weekend. Each day that I’ve looked at the Daily Special I’ve been really impressed with the choices they choose to sell. I always think of those kinds of sales as being the products that don’t sell well and that aren’t really anything we would necessarily choose for our skincare regimens. But the items I’ve looked at so far have been fabulous skincare products as well as really great cosmetics and makeup. And the savings are incredible!
Visit SkinStore.com and check out The Daily Special. Once you're on the homepage at SkinStore.com, simply click on First Time Shopper then once you see The Daily Special click on see today's special. Just in case you can't find it on the website I've placed the link below. You’re gonna love me for this!!!
In my last entry (Yummy Spa Treat with L’Occitane) I told you I was going to give you some more “grape” ideas. Well check this out. After you use the L’Occitane Grape Warming Body Wrap you should spoil yourself with L'Occitane's Grape Beauty Milk. Your skin will feel and smell absolutely incredible! This luxe ingredient-rich lotion revitalizes, nourishes and moisturizes all the while stimulating drainage. And if that’s not enough to make you go grape…this product also contains little pearl like micro particles that create a gorgeous subtle shimmer to your skin.
Let’s talk more grape! Shall we?
Want to exfoliate with grape? You can’t get your skin much softer than this. Try L’Occitane Grape Crushed Grape Polish. And believe me, “polish” is the operative word. What a spa treatment right from the comfort of your own home. This line has saved me so much money because my skin feels every bit as good as it does after spending hundreds of dollars at expensive spas. And the funny thing is, many spas probably use the same products! So why pay them to apply it? You will feel every bit as pampered (in my opinion) as you would there. Well I suppose having them apply it is more pampering per se,’ however, your skin will still have the most incredible outcome and you won’t sit there kicking yourself for spending the dough.
Let me know how the great “grape” works for you! I now have two loves for the grape…red wine with dinner for my heart (and ok for my taste as well as mood) and L’Occitane Grape with my shower!
Many skin care professionals (including yours truly) feel that detoxifying impurities from the body will clarify your skin and make it glow. There are many forms of detox (removing toxins) ranging from drinking green tea on a daily basis to a procedure known as colonics (colon cleansing by a specialized professional called a colon hydro therapist). There are also topical treatments that stimulate the drainage of toxins to purify, producing a more clarified skin .You have got to try L’Occitane Grape Warming Body Wrap! It is the best at-home body treatment that I’ve ever tried. It is a better body wrap than the one’s I used to do professionally in the day spa. Once the product comes into contact with the skin it becomes heat activated and stimulates microcirculation removing toxins and promoting cellular metabolism. Ingredients such as Red Vine Leaf Extract, Organic Grape Juice and Grape Seed Oil encourage and produce the following benefits:
• Improves tone of skin.
• Revitalizes and nourishes the skin making it look and feel beautiful.
• Softens, comforts and relaxes the skin.
L’Occitane Grape Warming Body Wrap makes your skin feel, smell and look amazing!
Look for more "Grape" ideas in my next entry.
Cool little tip: Keep your eyelash conditioner in your bedside drawer. They are usually directed to be applied at night and yet it’s the one thing that most of us forget to do. I have two I use because I have started losing eyebrow hair. And being a light blonde they’re barely visible as it is so I can’t afford not keeping them healthy. For beautiful brows I use B Kamins Eyelash Fortifier for fragile, thinning lashes and brows. And for my eyelashes I love Neova Advanced Essential Lash eyelash conditioner. It’s formulated with AHK Copper Peptide Complex and restores health and vitality to my short blonde eyelashes. And it’s recommended for all skin types, including sensitive. These products work and work well. I now enjoy having gorgeous brows and lashes, something I’ve never had before.
But they don’t work if you’re not compliant with using regularly, which is why I suggest keeping them in your bedside stand because for whatever reason I forget it when I’m doing my normal PM regimen in the bathroom. However, I usually tweeze at night in bed with a magnifying mirror (also located in the bedside stand) and I just grab the conditioner and apply.
Hasta la vista short stubby eyelashes and thinning brows. Buenos Dias, gorgeous!
I’m always so exhausted by evening sometimes I don’t even have the energy to wash my face before bed. Yes…I know it’s a cardinal sin not to and I can’t believe I’m even admitting it. I have always been so adamant about it and rarely ever skipped more than a day or two a month since age 18. And that speaks volumes because that’s a span of three decades! But now with everyday stressors and some crappy luck along the way I just so want to get in my bed and not do anything much less wash my face.
Then I tell myself, oh my gosh, Karen. This is ridiculous. You’ll feel better if you wash your face. 1) You’ll sleep better not worrying that you didn’t do it. 2) You won’t get mascara on your pillow, 3) you are well aware that sleep time is such a great time for healing and repairing to take place, which of course means, better and younger looking skin and 4) don’t be such a lazy pooh pooh head!
So after going over all of that in my head I find myself making my way over to the bathroom to do my cleansing and nighttime regimen. However, I’m not perfect and there are occasions where I’m already in bed reading a magazine and pretty much know I’m history in terms of heading to the bathroom to wash my face.
That is where the good news comes in. In my bedside drawer I have my little “too tired to get up and cleanse my face emergency kit.” In this Ziploc bag contains a couple of easy, user-friendly and quality products. Facial cleansing wipes for a quick and easy removal of dirt and makeup. I have two favorite brands of cleansing wipes. I love them both about the same; so either one you choose I’m sure you’ll be happy with. Either Korres Pomegranate Cleansing and Demake-up wipes or Rodial Glam Balm Wipes. Next I use my MD Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Peel Pads Packettes for exfoliation and an added feeling of clarifying, toning and anti-aging benefit, followed by my favorite all in one facial moisturizing night cream. Z Bigatti Restoration Goodnight Facial Cream is really pricey but oh so worth it! Especially once you find yourself in the predicament of thinking its all you can do to even open the bedside stand, much less ever get out of bed, you at least know the product you are using is so effective and luxurious and a special treat to boot. So in a way, we’re treating ourselves for being bad!
You have got to check out the whole Z. Bigatti line. It is seriously chockfull of the best anti-aging ingredients and properties on the market. However, you’ll have to dig a little deep in the pocketbook for it. But you only need to use a tiny amount and a little goes a long way. Additionally, the way I use it (on those rare nights when I’m too tired to do my regular pm regimen and for special occasions) it lasts a long time. So that, along with the great benefits outweigh the payment plan!
So in a nutshell, I’ve cleansed my face with an effective cleanser; exfoliated dead skin cells and made way for the ultimate penetration and absorption of my luxury night cream all of which I apply right in the comfort of my own bed! The results are three-fold…I get to sleep well, not short change my face by being lazy (in fact, it’s an upgrade regimen) and wake up to the freshest, youngest and softest looking skin. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Remember how fun it was to get your hands on a pomegranate when you were a little kid? But then once you got the darn thing open you still had to pick out the tiny little precious ruby like fruit to finally get it in your mouth. Not to mention it takes quite a few of those yummy little guys to make a serving.
As much as I loved pomegranates I never knew how nutritious they were/are. I just thought they tasted great and were kind of fun to eat. However, now we know that pomegranate is probably one of the best foods for you on Earth. Especially, in terms of anti-oxidants. You can buy juice already made for you…thank goodness. Because I know I wouldn’t have the patience to squeeze my own! LOL
We should have known what treasure lay inside one of those difficult fruit because anything that good can’t and won’t be easy!
Luckily pomegranate also works topically and has been added to skincare products for its effective antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Below are my favorite pomegranate picks!
Body Lotion: Whish Pomegranate Three Whishes Body Butter
Oily/Combination Skincare Regimen: Korres Pomegranate Kit
Lip Gloss: Stila Lip Glaze Pomegranate
Dietary Supplements: Murad Pomphenol Sunguard Dietary Supplement
Masque: PTR Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Moisture Masque
Brand: Korres pomegranate products
As spring has sprung the warmer weather begets dryer skin. My first thought, is to hydrate the skin, however hydrating your body is much more effective. Drink water!!! Or at least eat some watermelon! Get some fluids down. Besides the fact that it's just plain ole good for you, it's also good for your skin.
I'll never forget chatting with my ex-boyfriend's ex-wife's mother. So, his ex-mother-in-law. Wow. That was a lot of exes! Anyway, one day I said, "Melba, what do you do to have such beautiful skin?" Her answer, "I drink a lot of water." It was at that moment, considering she had to be 75 or so I drove straight to the store and bought the best bottled water I could get my hands on. I want to have her skin when I'm that age. In fact, I'd like to have that skin at this age!
I noticed at the checkout it was rather expensive to buy Fiji water, but I loved the taste and wanted to actually drink it. I did notice a change in both my skin and my irregularity. I looked hydrated and felt so much better. I actually lived daily without headaches for the first time in my life.
However, having said that I still can't get enough water down me to save my soul. But then along came Borba! You have got to check out Borba's line of crystalline packets to add to your plain old tap water or in my case, my post Fiji down graded spring water.
Borba makes the water taste great and adds a complex of vitamins and anti-oxidants for superb skin. My fav is Borba Age Defying Aqualess Crystalline. It's chockful of anti-oxidants and helps support the health of my skin.
Whether you have dry,oily, or sensitive skin, Borba will have a product for you!
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