Exfoliation: Why do it?

18 Sep 2015
Exfoliation: Why do it?

The skin undergoes a natural cell turnover process. It continuously generates new skin cells at the dermis which rise to the surface (epidermis) and slowly die off. Dead skin cells at the surface become keratinized (filled with keratin) and gradually shed to make way for the next wave of new skin cells. As we age the cell turnover process tends to slow down. Older cells on the surface take longer to slough off, resulting in a dry or rough appearance of the skin. The pile up of old skin and debris also blocks the pores, spurring acne, other blemishes, and a dull skin tone in some individuals. Skin exfoliating is.

Seasonal Facials

15 Mar 2013
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Seasonal Facials

Just like nature, our skin changes with the rhythms of the seasons. It reacts to the changing humidity levels, UV rays, wind, cold and heat. It is exposed to dust, dirt and pollution on a daily basis. Your skin continuously produces sebum (oils) and sweat. The skin also constantly generates new skin cells at the lower layer (the dermis) and sends them to the surface (the epidermis). As the cells rise to the surface they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells. As we.

‘Tis the Season to be GLAMOROUS!

13 Dec 2012
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‘Tis the Season to be GLAMOROUS!

It is officially party season and I am going to share some beauty tips to make you sparkle throughout the festive season. Just a few twists on the average beauty routine may be all you need to feel festive. With the party season in full swing and so much to do, this cycle is sure to rejuvenate. Be Proactive Start planning your Party-Season Beauty Look now, to get noticeable results later. Don’t fret with the time and frustration of doing your own hair unless you are sure you can pull off something great on your own. Otherwise, plan ahead and book an appointment with your trusted hairstylist who can set.

Creating the Smokey Eye

30 Oct 2012
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Creating the Smokey Eye

Today’s Smokey eye look goes beyond the traditional black and greys to include softer, neutral shades of browns, taupes and mauves. It’s up to you to go with the depth you are looking for. Remember to have the essential tool like the right brushes and eye shadow powders. Here are the basics: Before applying any eye shadow, whether it be for a Smokey look or not, always apply an eye shadow primer to the entire eyelid. This will stop the colours from fading or caking. 1. The Smokey eye starts with a black eyeliner around the entire eye. Don’t worry too much if the line is a little uneven. You.

Find the right combination – for your skin

13 Feb 2012
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Find the right combination – for your skin

What is Combination Skin? If you have some areas of your face normal or dry and tight, while other areas are more shiny and oily, you probably have combination skin. Although this is a very common skin type, it is also one of the most difficult to deal with. You are literally dealing with two different skin types and need to treat them that way. Dry areas tend to be the cheeks. The forehead, nose and chin (T-Zone) will be shiny and may also be prone to pimples and blackheads. What Causes Combination Skin? A variety of factors contribute to combination skin—hormones, weather, products, and the over or under activity.

Tips To Preventing Eye Bags and Dark Circles

07 Nov 2011
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Tips To Preventing Eye Bags and Dark Circles

Do you wake up in the morning with bags under your eyes that make you look like you are more amphibious than human? What caused them and how can you prevent them? Below I will discuss some tips on how to get rid of bags under eyes so that you can wake up looking radiant! You will also learn common symptoms and the leading causes of puffy eyes and dark circles. Choose the right eye treatments Some wrinkle creams plump up the skin to reduce wrinkles which may give your eyes a puffy appearance. If puffiness is an issue, be sure that you choose products with anti-inflammatory properties. If dark.

5 Unisex Skin Care Tips for the Fall

30 Sep 2011
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5 Unisex Skin Care Tips for the Fall

Analyze. Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize. Sunscreen. Analyze your skin • When the season gets colder, you will notice changes in your skin as well. Oily skin may become more normal, or those normal skin types might feel their skin is suddenly drying out. If you aren’t sure whether your skin needs a new regime, consult a skin care specialist at a local day spa who can analyze your skin on the spot or talk to a consultant at a cosmetics counter. Cleansers • Consider your facial cleansing routine. If you have been using a gel or foaming cleanser over the summer because it feels squeaky clean, these same cleansers may irritate.