Wednesday, August 5, 2009


We all know how versatile makeup can be - makeup can someone appear younger or even older. In order to look more youthful with makeup you need to know how to apply makeup properly and opt for a more natural look.
Tips to look younger with make up

Clean your face and moisturize using products especially designed for your skin type
exfoliate regulally and moisturize well before you apply makeup
use facials regularly to improve your skin and promote better blood circulation
use as little makeup as possible - don't overload your face with layers and layers of makeup because you will only get the opposite effect
use concealer to cover up blemishes and apply a foundation that matches your skin tone. apply loose powder to set the foundation, but sparingly and apply only to T-zone (forehead, nose, chin)
use a soft shade eye pencil instead of a liquid eyeliner because it will create a softer look
use a white eyeliner pencil to the waterline to make the eyes appear bigger and brighter
apply eyeshadow in warm tones like peach, lavender, etc
use a little bit of shimmer on your cheekbones to make the skin look dewy do not use dark matte lipstick use a clear lip gloss instead .
always keep your hair in good condition because it will complete your youthful appearance

It is very important to take care of your skin in order to prevent and combat wrinkles and fine lines.

Use eye creams and moisturizers every day.

Eat healthy because your skin will look healthy too if it gets all the nutrients and vitamins it needs.

Exercise and drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin. Remember that smoking and unhealthy foods can have a negative effect over your skin, speeding up aging.

So get rid of all the bad habits in your life and embark in a new healthy lifestyle to maintain your youthful appearance.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Skin Care Tips for Teens

In order to avoid developing skin problems teenagers should start early when it comes to skin care. Here are some skin care tips for teens to prevent breakouts and the drama!
When it comes to skin care it's never too early to start. Teenagers should start taking care of their skin to avoid breakouts and skin problems. During the teenage years the skin is usually prone to acne and breakouts due to hormonal changes, so it is important to take good care of the skin in order to prevent other skin problems from developing or becoming worst.Usually teen skin is either normal or oily. Regardless of what type of skin you might have it is a good idea to take proper care of it.

Tips for normal skin

Normal skin isn't prone to breakouts but that doesn't mean that you don't have to care for your skin. A mild facial cleanser should be used for cleansing the face.
Use moisturizer in order to prevent over-drying and protect your skin with sunscreen whenever you are outdoors. You can use a face cream that already has SPF protection. Exfoliate your skin once a week to eliminate dead skin cells and prevent pores from clogging.

Tips for oily skin

Oily skin is prone to breakouts so it is very important to take care of it properly.Cleanse using a mild facial cleanser. For acne type skin use salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide based cleansers. Do not use toners that are alcohol based because they will strip away the sebum making your sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum. Exfoliate your skin once a week to remove the dead skin cells and moisturize the skin using an oil free moisturizer cream. Use sunscreen protection when outdoors or purchase a facial cream which already contains SPF protection.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

5 steps to perfect skin

Step 1: Cleanse
Cleanse your face with a gentle, creamy liquid cleanser. "Bar soap is not only drying, but it's not hygienic," The dirt that comes off your hands ends up on your face. Put your liquid cleanser on a ball of cotton and then apply it to your skin. (Your hands just aren't clean enough.) Make sure you rinse with normal water because hot water can aggravate the skin and inflame capillaries.

Step 2: Tone
In the old days, toner was analogous to harsh. But there are a multitude of toners on the market today that are gentle and formulated to balance the skin. Dermatologists recommend using a gentle toner over your face and neck after you have rinsed thoroughly. This removes the last traces of your cleanser and restores the pH balance of the skin so it won't over-secrete or under-secrete oil. For oily or combination skin, you can use a toner that is more astringent. For oily skin, look for ingredients like witch hazel. It's true they are drying, but oily complexions may need this drying effect.

Step 3: Exfoliate
The purpose of gently exfoliating the skin is to remove the buildup of dead skin cells that causes breakouts. Also, you want to smooth the skin's surface so your treatment products can be absorbed more evenly. But don't use exfoliators that are too harsh. Look for very fine abrasives. Scrubs that contain ground-nut shells or apricot pits may irritate the skin because the edges are uneven and can cause microscopic tears. Never use loofahs and buff puffs on your face, Your face is not a floor and should not be scrubbed like one. Over-exfoliating will only result in removing healthy new skin.

Step 4 : Revitalize
Facial masks are used to revitalize and tighten the skin. For those with oily skin, clay- based masks are best. Hydrating gel masks or cream masks should be used by those with dry or sensitive skin. If you have combination skin, apply a mud mask only over the T-zone, which is the center of the forehead, nose and chin and the center of cheeks. For a real at-home "spa experience," soak two cotton balls in rosewater and then apply to eyelids while the mask is drying. Dermatologists recommend doing a "patch test" on your leg before applying a new type of mask to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to it.

Step 5: Moisturize
Regularly moisturizing your skin is critical to maintaining young and healthy looking skin. Another very important reason to wear a daily moisturizer is for protection against the sun's damaging rays. Moisturizers should be used every morning and every night for maximum results. (Even oily complexions need some sort of moisturizer. Just make sure you find one that's non-comedogenic and formulated not to block pores.) Nighttime is the best time to apply repairing treatments such as anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams. During the day, make sure you use a moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15. v