Tutorial Tuesday – Burn Relief

We recently tackled this summer’s bandit – sunburns – what it can cause. For serious burns that sting, try this remedy.

You will need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • 100% Pure Coconut Oil
  • Old T- Shirt
  • Spray Bottle/Washcloth

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Instructions:

Note: The apple cider portion can be done at any point during the day for pain relief. The oil portion should be done before bed.

Step 1: To address the pain, mix ¼ of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of cold water in a spray bottle or bowl. Shake the bottle or mix the two liquids really well.

Step 2: Spray it liberally over your sunburned skin. If using a washcloth, dampen the washcloth with the mixture and dab it on. Let it dry.

Step 3: After the apple cider vinegar and water mixture has dried, use your fingers to apply the coconut oil. The coconut oil will begin to melt as you rub it gently on your sunburned skin. Use a paper towel to catch the falling drops. The oil will help your skin heal but needs time for absorption, thus this should be done before bedtime. To avoid getting your bed sheets oiled up, wear an old t-shirt and/or old sweatpants to bed.

This DIY tutorial can be done daily until your skin recovers.

Remember to always apply SPF before sun exposure whether it be a run in the park, the beach or errands.

Stay beautiful!

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Relieve the Fire – Sunburn Remedies

relieve the burn blogWe are all guilty of it – the infatuation with golden, bronzed skin. Even makeup looks requires bronzer. Body bronzers have become increasingly popular, sunless tanning is on the rise and tanning salons still are making a profit.

Then we have the people like me, who despite all the knowledge of the damage sun causes, still love to go to the beach or pool – frequently. Though I am usually good about wearing sunscreen, one application is not enough to save you from the dreaded sunburn or worse – sun damage.

Let’s begin with developing an understanding of how a tan and consequently sunburn occurs.

The sun emits ultraviolet light rays also known us UV rays. Skin’s exposure to UV rays activates the production of melanin in your skin to protect your skin’s DNA from being harmed by the sun. When melanin is activated, it turns brown giving the appearance of a tan.

Bad Effects From The Burn

The bottom line? No matter how great the sun kissed look is, the sun damages your skin. We have all seen fellow beach goers who have somehow converted their skin to leather. Persistent use of tanning beds and lack of protective sunscreens when at the beach and pool can be extremely damaging and if your skin texture has morphed, it’s a sign to stop.

Effects from sunburns include premature wrinkles. Sun exposure accelerates the skin aging process significantly.

It also increases breakout activity. The dryness caused leads your skin to overproduce oil leading to clogged pores.
Most importantly, it also increases the risk of skin cancer and melanoma.

It Just Happened

A sunburn is never achieved on purpose (we hope), it happens (although you should make it a priority to never get burned). Through my own experiences and tips given by others, here is a compilation of remedies to soothe sunburns.

First and foremost, get out of the sun. Find a cool location that is sheltered and provides shade. When you get home, try these. Please note, if you develop sun blisters, medical attention is a must!

Dandruff Shampoo. Who knew? I like using Head & Shoulders Eucalyptus myself when I need it ASAP. Since it helps with the itchiness from a dry scalp, it helps with the itchiness of skin that has been dried exponentially from the sun. The eucalyptus in the shampoo also soothes the burn. Jump into the shower, use cool water and lather it on your burned areas.

Rx. Aspiring, Advil, Motrin – either will work great to reduce the inflammation and redness caused by the culprit rays.

Cool shower. A warm shower or hot shower on sensitive, burned skin will only increase the inflammation and discomfort. The goal is to cool down the skin temperature.

Be rich. In moisturizing we mean. Use lotions that do not contain anti-aging ingredients like retinols or hydroxy acids. These will only make your skin more sensitive to the sun during the healing process. Sunburn usually leads to peeling which means your skin has dried.

Rehydrate. Drink water often and lots of it to help the healing process along.

Got milk? Perfect. Then try a cold compress. Water, milk and ice cubes mixed in a bowl equal a recipe to soothe your skin and reduce inflammation. Milk’s protein and pH levels are more than just nutritious! Use a towel to apply it on the affected area for five minutes. Repeat this process three times.

Slather it on. SPF is now more important after encountering the pain sunburns bring. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen to combat UVA and UVB rays.

We wish you and your skin a safe summer.

Stay beautiful!

Products To Try:
DS Labs Dandrene High Performance Shampoo

RevaleSkin Natural Defense SPF 25 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen with UV ProPlex Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Dr. Brandt UV SPF 30 High Protection

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Melt-Proof Makeup – Fight the Heat!

Wedding Beauty Tip: Summer wedding? Make sure your makeup artist sets you up for long lasting makeup to beat the humidity and heat.

The summer 2014 weather predictions solidified one thing, high heat and in some areas, humidity (try landing in Miami this summer without breaking into a sweat) means cream shadows, silicone foundation and waterproof everything!

We are talking about ensuring that your makeup this summer can take the heat (no pun intended for our Miami Heat fans out there!).

Let’s lay down the basic necessities:

  • Primer
  • Silicone Foundation
  • Cream Eyeshadow
  • Cream Blush/Tint
  • Long Lasting Lip Stick/Lip Stains/Gloss
  • Waterproof Concealer, Eyeliner, Mascara
  • Translucent Powder
  • Blotting Papers

Always use primer. Always. Makeup primers work double duty. The main purpose is to allow your makeup to go on smoothly and last longer. The second function is that it creates a barrier locking in the treatments and moisturizers you apply to your skin prior to applying makeup.

Beauty Tip: Use a silicone based primer as an extra line of defense against the heat.

Glo Minerals Face Primer

 

 

 

 

 

Glo Minerals Face Primer

Foundation with silicone will be your makeup gift from the makeup heavens. Silicone based makeup products are long-lasting and will work better to combat the moisture in the air.

Beauty Tip: The less foundation applied, the less there is to sweat off or wipe away easily. Try applying the foundation with a damp sponge so that it will go on lightly. Let it set before you continue. OR use a BB Cream and then follow with a powder containing silica.

The creamier, the better. Take this summer opportunity to work with it. We love dewy complexions and natural looking glows. Cream blushes and foundations will help get you there! Cream blushes and eyeshadows are longer lasting. For your cheeks, a cheek tint is also a go-to.

Beauty Tip: When applying with your fingers, rub it on the blush/eyeshadow then blot it on the back of your hand and gently tap it on. For more defined looks, use a brush to apply the cream eyeshadow.

TIGI Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow - Platinum

 

 

 

 

 

TIGI Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow  in Platinum

Keep the pout going strong. There are many options available for long lasting lip color! Lipsticks, lip glosses and lip stains in the beauty market now have timelines of 4 hours, 8 hours, 16 hours and 24 hours of lip color power.

Beauty Tip: Exfoliate your lips to make sure lipstick doesn’t flake. Want an added boost? Use lip liner before any lipstick or gloss.

Waterproof everything. Eyeliner, mascara and concealer that won’t run to reveal blemishes or give you raccoon eyes are a must. Don’t underestimate the moisture in the air. The 2 minute walk may just defeat your makeup so make sure you’re prepared.

TIGI Cosmetics Eyes Love It Mascara - Black

 

 

 

 

 

TIGI Cosmetics Eyes Love It Mascara in Black
TIGI Cosmetics Precision Black Eyeliner
TIGI Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner in Black

 

Resist the shine. The T-zone area is notorious for the afternoon glisten and in the summertime it is at its strongest. Finish your makeup regimen with translucent powder. Use a large brush to apply it. For your touchups throughout the day, keep blotting papers handy. Don’t rub them in so that your makeup will stay put.

We love summer and the variety of colors that we can play with to create new style and beauty trends. Let us know if these tips work for you!

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Nude Lips The Right Way

quicktip-nudelipsNude lips have become one of our top favorite trends this spring and continues right into summer as well! Here are some tips that have made our encounter with this chic trend flawless.

Beauty Tip 1: Find a liner that will not show beneath the lip color.

Beauty Tip 2: Your choice of nude lipstick should not wash out your skin tone. Fair skin look great with nude lip colors that have pink undertones while tan and darker skin tones can opt for those with orange undertones (think peach or caramel colored). The color should not be lighter than your skin tone.

How do you wear your nude lip? Bronzed face or smokey eye? Let us know!

Stay beautiful!

Nude lipsticks featured on TheBeautyPlace.com:

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Tutorial Tuesday – The Great Gatsby Mani

“The Great Gatsby” – a story of love, of Jazz, of America in the 1920s and you can’t forget style.

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Sonailicious.com drew inspiration from the gold and black design seen on all the movie promotional items of “The Great Gatsby.”

Try this out and share your results!

You will need:

  • Base Coat
  • Gold Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Striping Tape
  • Gold Beads or Gold Studs
  • Toothpicks
  • Top Coat

Instructions:

STEP 1: Make sure you begin with clean, bare nails. Apply the base coat. When dry, apply 1-2 coats of the gold nail polish. It should be dry to the touch before continuing. (Keep the amount of polish even.)

STEP 2: Use the striping tape to create the pattern as demonstrated. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Draw inspiration from the movie posters! Make sure the striping tape is properly attached to avoid the polish getting under it.

STEP 3: Paint 2 coats of black nail polish over the pattern.

STEP 4: Depending on the type of nail polish you have, remove the striping tape quickly or after it has dried completely.

STEP 5: Dip the toothpick in the top coat so that you can use it to get the gold bead/stud. Attach the stud on the angle as shown in the diagram.

STEP 6: Wait for nails to dry and apply 2 – 3 layers of top coat.

Stay beautiful!

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Introducing the Wedding Season Series: Beautifully You

Beautifully YouWith the amount of engagements in the past two months alone, talks of hair, location, date, guest lists are non-stop.

We want to wish nothing but happiness to all the newly engaged couples in the world.  For the brides to be, we have amassed an arsenal of wedding beauty knowledge to help you be beautifully you on your wedding day.

Wedding makeup and wedding hairstyles are important for various reasons but we can think of the most important ones:  you are the center of attention (it will be as if your family and friends were natural-born paparazzi) and your looks will remind your husband-to-be why he is the luckiest man alive.

Our message? Look like YOURSELF. This is your goal with your makeup and hairstyle and a tip that you heard when you first started dating your beau – be yourself. Too much is unflattering (and the cameras will only enhance the slathered makeup).

Your first tip: begin hair and makeup trials months before the wedding. Take pictures in the daylight, at nighttime, indoors and outdoors to see how the looks transition when it is reception time.

Focus on your features. You will want well-groomed eyebrows, curled lashes, dewy and healthy looking skin and a beautiful shade on your lips. Use a primer before applying makeup for the long night of festivities ahead and remember that it is all about balance.

And as for your hair, we are fans of trying something new but you can also enhance the hairstyle that you love now. If you prefer side parts, embellish it with curls, waves or accessories.

Experiment with different options but know that everyone is there to see the bride, be memorable and recognizable and most of all, feel beautiful!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming posts on wedding timelines and suggestions, wedding makeup and hair tutorials!

Stay beautiful!

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2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide

fathersdaygiftguideFind the perfect Father’s Day gift for the man who can do it all.

They are our superheroes, our knights in shining armor, our role models and our fathers.

In addition to the tool boxes and new grills, the fathers in our lives could use the best in grooming products.

1. Neat Trims.  CHI Turbo Super Charge Clippers is great for use after a shower or on dry hair. The adjustable lever allows for different cutting options without the need to switch blades. It also includes 8 attachment combs for different hair lengths.

2. The Right Hair. Men with longer hair can use TIGI B For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax for a natural-looking hold that won’t flake.

3. Traveler’s Instinct. A travel set is great for the man on-the-go. Anthony Logistics Traveler Kit carries all the essentials from lip balm to facial moisturizer.

4. Perfect Shave. Did you know the pre-shave oil makes shaving easier? Or that the after shave balm cools skin on contact? Give him the ingredients for the perfect shave!

For the complete gift guide, visit TheBeautyPlace.com’s Gift Guide section.

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Replace M.D. Forte Products with VIVITE

M.D. Forte and VIVITÉ are skin care lines developed by Allergan, Inc. that aim to provide beautiful, healthy skin.

Out of the two, M.D. Forte is well known in the anti-aging skin care market because of the higher levels of glycolic acid. Containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), these products normalize the skin’s exfoliation process while moisturizing your skin.

With M.D. Forte’s loyal following, many will be shocked to know that line is being completely discontinued. Yet, there is already a line that is substituting M.D. Forte – VIVITÉ.

VIVITÉ was launched in 2007 and has since clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with regular use. The anti-aging skin care line is formulated with GLX Technology, a blend of antioxidants and glycolic compounds that allow for deeper penetration into the skin.

Though TheBeautyPlace.com has carried VIVITÉ for years now, the online merchant store has a loyal following of M.D. Forte skin care customers. Over the past few months, the stock in M.D. Forte has been decreasing while the growth of VIVITÉ is exponential.

M.D. Forte has already discontinued some of their products including the Facial Cream II and II, Facial Cleanser II and II and the Advanced Hydrating Complex Cream.

Currently, TheBeautyPlace.com carries M.D. Forte Facial Lotion I and II, M.D. Skin Rejuvenation HYDRA-MASQUE and M.D. Forte Skin Rejuvenation Lotion I, II and III. Once the online store’s stock of these products is depleted, they will no longer be available on the site.

To better assist M.D Forte customers’ transition to VIVITÉ products, TheBeautyPlace.com has listed the products that are comparable and the glycolic compound of the VIVITÉ product.

MD Forte VIVITE

 

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Quick Beauty Tip – Defy Creamy Gravity

quicktip-transpowderTranslucent powders are made to set, blend and lock a product in.

It is necessary when using cream products. Creamy products like liquid foundations, liquid or cream concealers and cream blush can fade or be weighed down by gravity. This is the reason why makeup looks do not remain in their original glory throughout the day.

A translucent powder, or setting powder, will keep it in place making sure it lasts longer and the logic behind its creation.

By absorbing the oils that begin to creep up on the T-zone area, it allows makeup to stay put longer. Dusting it over your eyelids will reduce the oil ensuring that your eye makeup look lasts.

If you have not made it a part of your makeup routine, do so and see the difference it makes.

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Curl With Heat

We have been raving about the ways to make your eyes seem open and brighter.

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The beauty industry has seen the invention of heated lash curlers. Just like flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers can help shape and style your hair, heated lash curlers will add the extra oomph needed for bright, open eyes.

Instead of purchasing a completely new device, do it on your own!

You will need a lash curler, blow dryer and your favorite mascara.

We love Tweezerman’s Lash Curler and Bio Ionic’s Whisper Light Dryer.

Instructions:

STEP 1: Blast your lash curler with the blow dryer at the highest setting for about 10 seconds.

STEP 2: Wait 20-30 seconds for it to cool down. You want the lash curler to be warm, not cold, not hot. Tap your curler with your finger every few seconds to check for the right temperature.

STEP 3: Close the curler, or pinch the curler, at the base of your lashes. Hold it and raise the curler while it’s pinched.

STEP 4: Add mascara and enjoy the look.

Stay beautiful!

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