SATURDAY SKINCARE – GET GLOWING WITH MURAD

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No matter your skin type or concern, the key to glowing skin is easy as 1,2,3.

1. CLEANSE | TONE

Wash your face twice daily to remove dirt, debris, makeup, dead skin cells and accumulated oils. Use toner—no more than twice a day—to restore skin’s pH and prepare it for the next step.

#PRODUCTSPOTLIGHT: MURAD Renewing Cleanser

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Formulated with botanical ingredients, this renewing oil cleanser maintain’s the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Perfect for face, eyes and lips, removing impurities, irritants and even makeup. Star magazine’s beauty team also rated this The BEST Facial Cleanser of 2014!

2. TARGET | REPAIR

This is the most important step of every skincare regimen. Use as instructed to repair existing damage and optimize the health of your skin so it can defend itself against further injury.

#PRODUCTSPOTLIGHT: MURAD Essential-C Daily Renewing Complex

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Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex to protect and repair photodamaged skin. The potent anti aging formula strengthens skin with a large dose of Vitamin C to help protect against future damage. The anti aging skincare effects of Vitamin C are enhanced by Murad’s Skin Repair System. Together, they improve the skin’s elasticity, clear the skin, encourage collagen production and provide powerful antioxidant protection. Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex restores and reverses premature skin aging. Clinical studies have shown a 17% decrease of fine lines and skin wrinkles after just one use of the anti aging skin treatment, and a 46% decrease in signs of photodamage in just 4 weeks.

3. HYDRATE | PROTECT

Apply a moisturizer to replenish and restore your skin. Be sure to use a sunscreen every day, regardless of your activities or the weather.

#PRODUCTSPOTLIGHT MURAD Essential-C Night Moisture

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Restore hydration to your skin overnight with Murad Essential-C Night Moisture, a rich, anti wrinkle night cream. The antioxidant-packed anti aging night cream renews your skin’s youthful texture and increases elasticity and firmness with the help of Murad’s Skin Repair System. Murad Essential-C Night Moisturizer works overnight to promote healthy cell turnover, revealing bright, younger-looking skin where environmentally stressed skin used to be. Shea Butter delivers lasting, instant hydration while vitamin C counteracts damaging free radicals.

xxK.L

 

 

NATURAL OILS – GET GLOWING

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From argan to coconut, natural oils are having a moment. So which trendy, all-powerful oil is right for your skin type? Beyond their hydrating abilities, each one of the standout oils below targets a specific skincare concern. With a little help from our friends at GLAMOUR magazine, we’re breaking down the top natural oils for your skin type.

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Argan

This Moroccan all-star just might be the MVP of the oil world. It’s a lightweight hydrator that softens face, body, and even hair. Rich in natural vitamin E, argan also works to lighten acne scars and other forms of discoloration.

Coconut

Caribbean women swear by coconut oil to ward off sun-parched skin, and we love using it on chapped lips and dry hands. Look for cold-pressed virgin oils, which have higher levels of skin-beneficial nutrients than the heat-refined variety. Tip: ingesting coconut oil helps heal skin from the inside out—try using food-grade versions in salads and baked goods.

Jojoba

Sourced from the seeds of a shrub native to the Sonoran Desert, this heavy-duty oil can be used year-round to prevent moisture loss and soothe red, irritated skin. It’s especially great for dry and mature complexions, since these two skin types tend to have underactive sebum glands.

Marula

This newcomer to the oil world is trending in a big way. High in essential fatty acids, it’s been used by Kenyan women for centuries to keep their skin protected against dehydration. Plus, it deflects free radicals and helps reverse the signs of sun damage.

Pomegranate

This super fruit’s oil has sky-high levels of antioxidants, which help to fade fine lines and wrinkles while brightening overall skin tone. Plus, it won’t clog your pores, so it’s ideal for blemish-prone types.

xxK.L

3 Places You Might Forget to Apply Sunscreen — But Shouldn’t

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Sunscreen is a must in our beauty bag. A good sunscreen not only prevents the skin from darkening but also protects us from UVA and UVB rays which can cause sunburn and lead to skin cancer. Sunscreens are available in various forms: lotion, gel, cream and sprays. The funny thing about sunscreen is that it many of us are not applying it properly. Even the most careful way of applying sunscreen can result in burns and oddly tanned lines. While we never fail to apply sunscreen on our face, arms, neck and legs there are a few places we often forget to apply:

HANDS: Our hands spend way more time in the sun than any other body part and should be given equal attention. Constant exposure to sun on hands can cause age spots and wrinkles. UV rays can always damage the fingernails.

FEET: Our feet suffer from sun tan and sunburn just like other parts of the body. According to a survey, skin care on the feet often goes unnoticed because people don’t check their feet as diligently as other body parts.

BACK OF LEGS: Many times when applying sunscreen to our legs we miss behind our knees. This is mostly seen when you sit and apply the lotion as the knees are folded. It may seem unimportant at that moment but when you sunbathe and flip, they are exposed and can also burn easily.

EDITORS ESSENTIALS:

To Protect: SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50, $32

To Repair: NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands, $32.99

xxK.L

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 – Prevent A Sun Damaged Scalp

quicktip-avoid-sunburn-scalp Floppy Hats & Beachy Ponytails are stylish and adorable looks for the beach, but they actually serve a very important purpose in addition to their cute look. Wear a slick back ponytail to eliminate the risk of getting a sun burn on your part, or opt for a floppy hat or even baseball cap to cover your scalp all together. There are even some hair care brands that offer scalp protectant spray with SPF, but these are quick, easy fixes!

At Home Sunburn Remedy

how to cure a sunburnAs much as we preach about skincare & sun protection, we know some of you beauties will still show up to work on Monday morning with a wicked sunburn! This may seem like a Mediterranean recipe, but it isn’t. Combine 1/2 an avocado peeled & pitted with 3 tbsp olive oil. Mash it together and smooth it onto your burn. Let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse.

The avocado is a natural anti-inflammatory so you can skip the Advil, and it hydrates the skin too. The olive oil softens the sun damaged skin immediately upon contact. Both ingredients add essential oils back into your skin. Ahhhhhhh!

Take A Fake-Cation With us!

At-Home Spa Essentials at TheBeautyPlace.com

At-Home Spa Essentials at TheBeautyPlace.com

Today is officially the first day of Summer! Some of us are lucky enough to be sailing, flying or driving to their favorite getaway this summer, escaping their mundane daily routines, but those of us left behind deserve a little “me” time too. We wouldn’t want any of our beautiful readers to feel that longing for a vacay, so this year instead of taking a mainstream stay-cation, we’re giving you the tools to take a full on fake-cation! Everything you need to get a sunkissed skin, fresh out of the salon mani, and beachy waves is right here. Your coworkers will think you spent the weekend in the Bahamas! Your secret is safe with us!”

Start with a sleek moisturizing hair mask. It will repair badly damaged hair from hot tools and chemical services. Because it’s enriched with anti oxidants, vitamin E and keratin protein, it will nourish and mend split ends, leaving your hair touchable, soft and smooth. Then apply a Cucumber Face Mask. Nothing says beach vacation like the cooling sensation of a cucumber mask. It will leave your skin calm, smooth and hydrated. You can apply it under the eye area to reduce puffiness leaving your face completely rejuvenated. Next, get your tan on! Either you can use the Luminess air brush system to spray to get a flawless tan or the easy to apply TanTowel. Either way you will be left with an amazing just off the boat tan without any of the negative side effects associated with skin damage. While that amazing tan is soaking into your pastey skin… Manicure time! This Nail Fix is the perfect kit to leave your nails looking manicure perfect. This kit contains OPI Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil which is rich in therapeutic, skin-loving Avocado Oil and is 1000 times more powerful than regular Vitamin E – plus feather-light Grape Seed, Sunflower, Sesame and Kukui Nut oils and Lecithin to restore essential moisture and lipids and nourish dry cuticles. Additionally it contains Tweezerman Cuticle Pusher and Nail Cleaner which is a 2-in-1 nail tool for manicures and pedicures. It combines the famous “Pushy” cuticle pusher with a nail cleaner and features super-thin edges buffed smooth to prevent scratching. Lastly, the BioSwiss Nail Brush which will leave your nails squeaky clean! Now that your palate is rejuvenated with a moisturizing face and hair mask, clean nails and a great tan it’s time to top off this crisp, rested vacation look. Monday morning spay Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist to give yourself that amazing voluminous beachy hair look. Then dab TIGI Cosmetics Blush – Awaken on the apples of your cheeks. You’ll look refreshed from head to toe. Who needs a vacation to revive yourself when you can look even better staying where you are? Fake it until you make it!!

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