Brush cleaning should be an essential part of your beauty routine: It involves the removal of residual makeup, dirt, and oils in order to prevent bacteria buildup, which can ultimately led to unwanted breakouts. Soaping up your makeup brushes regularly can extend the life of the bristles and make for a better makeup application. Follow these simple steps to keep your brushes clean:
As the chillier fall air starts to set in, you may start to notice your skin is feeling dryer and your lips a little more chapped. Our beauty routines can’t be the same year round as different temperatures and levels of humidity affect the way our skin will feel.
This fall we recommend trying these 3 tips so that your skin stays hydrated and glowing! The first step in getting that radiating skin is to exfoliate! Before you moisturize, use a hydrating exfoliator to remove all dirt and imperfections on the skin. Secondly, make the switch to a heavier, denser lotion to hydrate your face and body. The same lightweight lotions that can be used over the summer may not do the trick anymore. Lastly, keep your lips hydrated by applying a lip serum nightly. If you want to really give your lips a thorough beauty treatment, you can make an at home scrub to exfoliate them using sugar and honey! Trying these three tips will be sure to keep your skin happy during the colder weather.
The flesh of the cucumber contains ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. They help prevent water retention, and are an excellent remedy for tired eyes and dark circles. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can also be used for skin tightening.
Skin care is a very important aspect in every beauty routine. New products are always coming into the market and although micellar water is not a new concept, it has gained a lot of popularity recently in the states. Micellar water has become an essential part of our daily regimen because of its ability to be a makeup remover, facial cleanser and toner all in one! Being a combination of purified water and hydrating ingredients while also being devoid of any alcohol, micellar water is the perfect cleanser for all skin types.
To use this product, soak a cotton ball in the water and rub across your skin. The micelles attach to all makeup and dirt particles and gently lift them from the skin. Don’t worry about rinsing after application because the moisturizing ingredients will continue to be absorbed by the skin. Micellar water is especially helpful for those who have acne prone skin because it removes dirt without over drying. If you’ve been on the lookout for a one-stop cleanser, look no further than micellar water!
With so many natural oils in the market all offering different benefits, how do you know which one is for you? If you’re looking for a natural remedy that helps with skin, hair and health, castor oil might be what you’re looking for. Castor oil is a vegetable oil that has been extracted by pressing the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Because it is a natural anti-inflammatory, castor oil can be used to treat inflamed skin, to battle blemishes and redness, as well as minimizing signs of aging. Beyond skin treatments, castor oil is great for promoting hair growth, treating dry scalp and conditioning the hair so you can have those shiny, strong locks you’ve always dreamt of. As if castor oil doesn’t already offer enough benefits, it can also improve your health. A leading health advantage castor oil offers is that it is a great natural laxative. Lastly, it also can boost immunity and be used as a disinfectant.
In the summer heat, applying layers of foundation and other makeup can be fruitless when it will inevitably melt off. During these warm months, we opt for a simpler, natural makeup look. The first step in our summer beauty routine is to use a tinted moisturizer as a base. This will not only hydrate your skin, but also give it a smooth, even look. Next, apply concealer to erase those dark under eye circles as well as blemishes. To have an illuminated look, brush on our highlighter trio to the cheekbones and nose. Then, make those lashes pop by adding mascara. To polish off the look, smear on a tinted lip balm. We love this look because it is easy and enhances natural beauty!