July 18th, 2016
If you are looking to look amazing and hide the signs of aging, then you should consider using essential oils. As opposed to other anti-aging treatments, these work, not to mention they smell incredible. Apart from minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, essential oils will keep your skin hydrated. They will nourish the skin, without gathering into pores or causing other additional problems.
#1 Sandalwood oil
For those of you who have wrinkles and also suffer from dry skin, sandalwood oil represents the ideal choice. This particular type of essential oil can moisturize your skin and minimize the signs of aging at the same time. You can apply it on your skin with the help of a cotton ball, enjoying its beneficial properties. The best time to apply it is before going to bed, as it will hydrate and nourish the skin overnight. It can also stimulate the blood circulation in the area, guaranteeing a softer and smoother aspect of the skin.
#2 Myrrh oil
No one likes to wake up in the morning, only to see more wrinkles and fine lines under eyes. In such situations, a gentle massage with myrrh oil can be extremely helpful, smoothing out the skin and helping it regain its youthful aspect. Myrrh oil is also rich in antioxidants, its application on the skin reducing the oxidative damage done by UV rays. It is a known fact that the exposure to the sun leads to the production of free radicals at the level of the skin; these cause the structural matrix of the skin to break down, leading to premature aging. A daily massage with myrrh oil can protect you against all that.
#3 Grape seed oil
Speaking about essential oils with antioxidant properties, you have to give grapeseed oil a try. Rich in antioxidants, this essential oil can reduce the damage done by free radicals and eliminate toxins accumulated in your skin. Moreover, grape seed oil is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants which can bind collagen molecules and help the skin repair and rejuvenate itself. It is recommended to apply the grape seed oil for wrinkles around the eyes. Keep in mind that grape seed oil is also rich in vitamin E, being able to help the skin fight against the aging process (toxin removal as well).
#4 Lavender oil
From what you have read so far, it is clear that essential oils can help you maintain a beautiful and healthy-looking skin. Lavender oil is one of the most recommended choices, as it has highly efficient moisturizing properties. Upon being applied to the skin, it can also stimulate the blood circulation and bring more nutrients in the areas that need nourishment. Thus, the whole appearance of the skin is improved, and you will look amazing. You can perform a gentle massage with lavender oil, enjoying its delicious scent at the same time.
#5 Avocado oil
When it comes to essential oils for wrinkles and fine lines, avocado oil stands at the top of the list. It can stimulate the skin to regenerate itself, having amazing moisturizing properties at the same time. You can use avocado oil on your skin at any time, taking advantage of its rich content of vitamins and essential fatty acids. Keep in mind that avocado oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant properties (can reduce the damage done by free radicals). It is easily absorbed into the skin, being perfect for a relaxing massage. Women with dry skin can benefit from avocado oil massages, enjoy its nourishing properties.
These are only a couple of ways in which you can use various essential oils to improve the aspect of your skin. Apart from the essential oils that were already suggested in this article, you can also try the following: apricot kernel, sweet almond, rosehip seed, evening primrose and jojoba. Keep in mind that all of these essential oils are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, being able to smooth out the skin and make wrinkles & fine lines less visible. They are best used for a gentle massage, right before going to bed, hydrating and nourishing the skin at the same time.
Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines under eyes, best eye creams, weight loss and fitness news. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.
July 7th, 2016
Curious about these new Micellar Water products that are popping up? Well FreeBeautyEvents has decided to give Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water a try.
The cleansing water promises to remove makeup, cleanse, and refresh skin in one step. No rinsing or harsh rubbing required. Safe for all skin types, and contains no oil, alcohol or fragrances. Upon first pouring some of the cleansing water onto a cotton ball, I noticed that it truly does not have a fragrance. My first thought was – “is this just water?” But once I started to rub the cotton ball on my face, my makeup starting coming off nicely, and my skin felt clean. I give the product a 4 out of 5 only because it took 3-4 cotton balls with the micellar water to completely cleanse my face (I was wearing foundation, however).
I’d definitely recommend Garnier SkinActive Micellar water for times when you are in a hurry to remove makeup, when you’re on-the-go or traveling.
Product: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water
Description: “Micellar Cleansing Water features micelle cleansing molecules that pull oil and dirt away from the face. Our all-in-1 cleanser gently takes all makeup off, no rinsing, no harsh rubbing.” – From the Garnier website
Stars: 4 out of 5
June 8th, 2016
In the past few years, more and more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer. At the same time, millions of people present signs of premature skin aging, as a direct result of prolonged sun exposure. The fact of the matter is that the ozone layer has become thinner and thinner, exposing us to the harmful action of UVA and UVB rays. If you are looking to protect your skin from sun damage, do not hesitate to keep on reading. In the paragraphs that follow, you will discover five amazing tips on how to give your skin the protection it deserves.
#1 Protective Clothing At All Times
Many countries have the big hole in their ozone layer. Therefore, the citizens presenting thus an increased risk of cancer and photoaging with each exposure. For this reason, it is forbidden to spend time on the beach without wearing at least a T-shirt. Even if you do not live in such countries, it is still an excellent idea to wear protective clothing whenever you are going out. Choose a hat with a broad rim, sunglasses with UV protection and breezy clothes, preferably made from cotton. No matter how tempting it might be to get a tan in the middle of the day, avoid such actions, as this is when the sun is at its strongest point. Using protective clothing is even more essential in the situation you have to work in the open outdoors, thus spending a lot of time in the sun.
#2 Sunscreen Should Be Your Best Friend
One of the easiest methods of protecting your skin from the damage done by the sun is using sunscreen lotion. A safe sunscreen is the one that offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. You should seek out to purchase a sunscreen with high SPF, as this delivers the most effective protection. Also, if you are going to the beach, it is recommended to use waterproof sunscreen. In the situation you cannot find such a product, make sure to re-apply your regular sunscreen every two or three hours. When it is cloudy outside, you should also apply sunscreen as UV rays can penetrate the clouds and damage the skin.
#3 Avoid Reflected Light
You might think that spending time under your umbrella gives you sufficient protection against the sun. However, you should be aware that UV rays reflect themselves on various surfaces, including the sand, concrete and especially water. It has been demonstrated that water reflects UV rays 100%, thus being able to cause a lot of damage to the skin. The same goes for snow, as this can reflect 75% of the UV rays. This is the reason why you need to wear protective clothing at all times, including the right accessories, such as sunglasses and hats. You can also apply zinc oxide paste on your skin for an added level of protection.
#4 Avoid Tanning Oils
No matter what other people might have to say, there is no such thing as a healthy tan. On the contrary, the more time you will spend in the sun, the higher the risk of skin damage is going to be. You might also want to avoid using tanning oils; these facilitate the absorption of UV rays at the level of the skin and thus contribute to the premature aging of the skin. The risk of sunburns is considerably higher when using tanning oils, so be sure to remember that the next time you will be tempted to purchase such a product.
#5 Skin Peels for the Rejuvenation of the Skin
If you want to ensure the healthy aspect of the skin, you have to consider in-office procedures from time to time, such as skin peels. Such a procedure can remove the damaged layer(s) of the skin, exposing a healthy, fresh one. However, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun after you have had a chemical peel, to maintain its healthy aspect. Keep in mind that the skin needs to recover after such cosmetic procedures, so immediate exposure to the harmful action of UV rays is a definite no.
These are only a couple of tips on how to protect your skin from sun damage. It is important to remember that our skin is highly sensitive to the action of the sun. If you want for it to stay healthy, you need to use sunscreen with high SPF and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in the middle of the day.
Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and writer on beauty related tips and articles. She is very passionate about health and beauty. She has posted articles on skin care, weight loss and celebrity beauty news. In recent years, she had the opportunity to write AlluraCell. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.
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June 7th, 2016
If you are looking to try something new in the lipstick category, Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is something new and unique. The smell of the product is great – a vanilla-like scent, but doesn’t have much of a taste once applied.
The formula glides on smoothly, and once it dries you can see the matte effect. I’d recommend applying chapstick or a lip moisturizer beforehand, as my lips tended to dry out after a couple hours and I didn’t want to mess with my lipcolor.
The feel of the product is light and once it is dry you don’t even notice it. It lasted almost 4 hours for me, but then it started to fade and come off a bit. Definitely not an all-day lipcolor, but the matte effect is a fun chance – I even received a compliment on it while I was out!
I’d definitely recommend Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor for a fun, new chance of pace product.
Product: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
Description: “Lightweight, high definition velvety matte color. Moisturizing, velvety feel. 100% wax-free, gel formula. Available in 8 high definition shades..” – From the Revlon website
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
May 16th, 2016
As summer approaches, I’ve been looking to try some of the new sunscreen options out there. I found Hawaiian Tropic’s Silk Hydration Weightless formula, which sounds like it may be lighter and less greasy than some of the thicker formulas. At first application, the smell is great, just like previous Hawaiian Tropic products I’ve used. The feeling of the lotion is definitely easy to apply, lightweight and absorbs into skin quickly which is always important when you don’t want to wait for your sunscreen to dry before you jump in the water.
After a couple hours of fun in the sun, I was protected and did not receive any sunburn which I was happy about. Make sure you pay attention to which SPF you choose, as the product comes in both SPF 15 and SPF 30. If you are fair-skinned, you may want to be careful if you are out all day with only SPF 30 protection. Just make sure to reapply often and you should be fine. The weightless-ness of this formula, with a non-greasy feel and great scent make it one of my go-to sunscreens this season.
Product: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen
Description: “Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless has a unique breathable formula that feels as if it is barely on. The light, air-soft texture feels weightless on your skin, while hydrating silk ribbons provide 12 hours of luxurious moisturization, so your skin feels silky soft while being safely UVA/UVB protected.” – From the Hawaiian Tropic website
Stars: 4.5 out of 5