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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Tutorial Tuesday – Christmas Lights

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Christmas Light Nail Tutorial

Let your nails be your ultimate accessory this holiday season! Dress them up and get them in the holiday spirit with festive nails. The holidays don’t officially start until you’ve decked your tree to the nines, so it only makes sense that your nails follow suit. Get these super cute Christmas Light nails in just a few simple steps.

  •  On clean nails, apply two thin coats of white nail polish.
  • Once the polish has dried, apply one clear coat.
  • The string will adhere to this clear coat so make sure it’s doesn’t dry too fast drying or too thin of a coat.
  • Drape a  black string over the nail and let it loop as you see in the photo. Cut the string about 1/2 inch longer on each side of the nail and don’t trim it down yet.
  • Add a thin clear coat on top of the string to secure it in place.
  • Once that dries, trim the string down using cuticle nippers or small pointy scissors.
  • Next is the fun part– adding your lights. Pick any colors you want. We went for Green & Red, the ultimate Christmas colors!
  • Last,  apply a layer of clear top coat to nails to ensure a long lasting festive manicure.

Quick Beauty Tip – Flawless At Home Manicure

Put a layer of Vaseline around your cuticles  before painting your nails at home. This acts as a shield for your skin so if you color a bit outside the lines, the nail polish won’t adhere to skin and can be wiped right off! quicktip-vaseline-nails

Tutorial Tuesday – Apply A Perfect Cupid’s Bow

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The best way to apply lipstick perfectly smooth and evenly is to use lip liner! Lots of women have abandoned this old fashioned trick, but here is how you should be using it to your advantage:

As you can see in our pictorial, it is important to create the x in your cupid’s bow before lining the rest of the lip.

Now pucker up!

Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Lip Plumper

A pretty pout is what it’s all about.

Most lip plumpers contain a spiced combination. This includes cinnamon, wintergreen, ginger and even capsicum (found in hot peppers) which all cause blood to rush to the surface of the lips, making them flush and swell.

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The basic principle behind a lip plumper seems to be irritation. If you put mildly irritating or “stinging” things on your lips, there will be a little extra blood flow, which leads to scarlet, plumper lips.

You will need:

  • Clear tube of lip gloss
  • Cinnamon Oil Extract (can be obtained at your local market)

Instructions:

  1. Add about 6-8 drops! (this stuff is powerful so you do not want to overdo it)
  2. Put the cap back on and make sure you evenly mix up the oil. Apply to your lips…and watch the plumping magic happen!

P.S. Don’t overuse any lip plumper. Unlike lip plumping treatments, overusing lip plumpers that offer temporary results can lead to potential dryness and scaling.

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Tutorial Tuesday – At Home Face Scrub

TT-at-home-facescrub This may not look too appetizing, but hey, it isn’t meant to be eaten! Pour Splenda into a bowl – we don’t recommend eating Splenda, but it is softer than sugar and will be more gentle for your face’s tender skin. Use a strawberry to apply the sweetener to your face and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse and then apply yogurt in a thin layer like a mask to clean skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes. It will harden during this time. Rinse again with warm water and you will be perfectly exfoliated!

At Home Coffee Scrub To Treat Cellulite!

diy-coffee-scrub-for-celluliteOne of my personal favorite products is Bliss, Fat Girl Slim’s skin firming cream. It truly reduces cellulite and I can’t imagine life without it! A lot of women are reluctant to try this however, and that’s totally understandable. This is the recipe for my favorite at home cellulite scrub using items that you already have in your pantry!

Rub a thin layer of olive oil into the areas you want to target. Then combine equal parts coffee grinds and brown sugar and rub them on top of the olive oil. Use circular motions with the pads of your fingers. Then rinse!

Simple as that. Repeat as needed. It won’t be as effective as the scrub, but caffeine stimulates the pores enough to sell you on snagging your own tub of Fat Girl Slim!

Tutorial Tuesday – Mascara as Eyeliner

There is nothing worse than getting ready for a night on the town and misplacing your eyeliner except maybe running to the ladies room for a touch up and realizing you forgot your eyeliner altogether! Here’s a creative way to use mascara as eyeliner. Simply take an angle brush and apply mascara to the upper lid using the guideline below. No one will know the difference!

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