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An Introduction to Perfume Free Cosmetics
Perfumes and scents are commonly added to various cosmetic products to enhance its appeal, or to hide odour that stems from the product's ingredients.
An Introduction to Skin Camouflage
Skin Camouflage is a cosmetic that is designed to cover or obscure various skin defects. Various colors exist, for different purposes, and for different skin types..
An ongoing basic skin care regime can do wonders!
Washing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen are quick and easy steps to achieve and maintain great looking skin. It should take no more than 5-10 minutes each day, but over time, it could take years off the look of your face.
At-home treatments are a great alternative ...
Want to pamper yourself, but are short on time? If you are like most women, scheduling a session at the spa is out of the question with your busy lifestyle. Kids or careers often come first, but you do not have to neglect yourself!
Can skin actually absorb active ingredients?
The effectiveness of skin care products depends on the concentration of the active agent and the duration of treatment. Reading product labels are tricky because they don’t actually list the quantities of each ingredient.
Clarifying your skin with a toner
After cleansing, the second step of a basic three-step skin care regimen is the use of an astringent or toner. Available for dry, normal, oily and acne-prone skin types, these clarifying products can play a beneficial role in eliminating excess oil and removing any residue left on the skin after washing.
Cosmetic or Cosmeceutical?
Skin products are either classified as drugs or cosmetics. A drug can alter the function and structures of the skin, while a cosmetic just changes the appearance.
Cosmetics for the aging face
As your skin ages, you may want to switch to cream or oil-based moisturizers and cosmetics. Cream and oil bases more efficiently retain moisture and restore hydration to the skin.
Defining hypo-allergenic
Hypo-allergenic does not mean non-allergenic! Instead, it means that the most common skin allergens have been removed from the skin care product that lists this claim.
Do you have uneven skin tone?
Discolorations of the skin are very common and are mostly caused by dryness or irritation, and the cumulative effects of the sun and wind over time.
Exploring options to even out your skin tone?
Discolorations of the skin are very common and are mostly caused by the effects of the sun, wind, as well as from dryness or irritations that are accumulated over time.
Get to know how to read skin care packaging
Look for non-comedogenic products, which they are less likely to cause blackheads (called open comedones) or whiteheads (closed comedones). Most brands of makeup are non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores.
How to cover up facial scars ...
Start by applying a concealer to any darkened or discoloured areas, or deepened scars, but make sure not to use too much of the product, which can result in a caked on effect. Use a makeup sponge and lightly blend the product into surrounding areas.
Important Facts About Cosmetics
Cosmetics play many roles as they are more than just blush and mascara. They can protect you from the sun, change or protect your appearance. Cosmetics like perfumes and deodorants are part of your everyday life.
Introduction to Oil Free Cosmetic Products
Oil free cosmetics, and non-comedogenic cosmetics, are widely known names, that are considered to be the best type of cosmetic products for those with oily or acne prone skin.
Laser hair removal and suntans ...
Laser hair removal and suntans are not a good mix. If you are considering laser hair removal, a suntan will make the treatment less effective and will actually increase your chances of scarring or skin pigment injury.
Makeup does not protect you from the sun
Makeup alone wonot provide adequate protection from the sun. You may think that your cosmetics are effectively blocking the suns rays, but they are not.
Makeup that won't cause acne outbreaks
While it is true that the creams, oils and greases used in cosmetics can aggravate acne by irritating or blocking pores, many cosmetics and foundations will not actually cause a flare-up to occur
Need to manage gray hair, but short on time?
When the process starts and the rate at which your hair turns gray is largely determined by your genes. Some people can spot the first gray strand as early as during their teenage years. A good indication can be found by looking at your parents and grandparents.
Non-Comedogenic Cosmetics
You may have heard of oil free moisturizers, or non-comedogenic moisturizers. Oil free labels such as Colladerma and Nutraderm have a very thin consistency, and have been proven to be oil-free.
Sample the makeup... not the germs!
If you are trying out makeup at the cosmetics counter, be sure to only sample the product if the merchant provides a new disposable applicator. Did you know that using testers at makeup counters represent a direct way to transport other peoples germs onto your face and into your eyes?
Smooth over your wrinkles ...
With the recent advances in cosmetics, caring for mature skin has never been easier. A great way to achieve a smoother complexion is to apply a liquid foundation over clean skin before putting on the rest of your makeup. Several products have moisturizers added and the anti-aging effects can last all day.
Trying new skin care products?
Look for non-comedogenic products, which are less likely to cause blackheads (called open comedones) or whiteheads (closed comedones). The word -hypoallergenic- on product labels indicate that they are unlikely to cause allergic reactions.
Two kinds of skin?
Did you know that there are two primary types of human skin: glaborous skin (non-hairy) and hair-bearing skin. Glaborous skin is found on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet, and they have defining features such as a thick epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) with finger/foot prints.
Uncover how to cover-up skin imperfections
Start by applying a concealer to any darkened or discoloured area, or deepened scar, but make sure not to use too much of the product, which can result in a caked-on effect. Use a makeup sponge and lightly blend the product into surrounding areas.
Uncovering the latest advances in foundations
The newest generation of foundations incorporates the latest advancements in makeup formulations.
Uncovering the truth about unscented products
Does perfume-free always mean no perfume? Perfume-free products can sometimes still contain perfumes to mask the chemical smell of certain ingredients, but they may be labeled as preservatives instead.
Want to camouflage facial blood vessels?
Telangiectasia are small, red, purple or blue blood vessels found mainly along the surface of the face (cheeks, nose and chin areas), upper chest and neck. Similar looking veins found on the legs are referred to as spider veins.
Wanting to camouflage acne?
If you're using cosmetics to cover up your acne, make sure you're not using products (such as oil-based foundations) that can actually make your acne worse. Products labeled as non-comedogenic usually won’t clog pores and tend to not cause acne breakouts.
What is mature acne?
Many women in their 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s can be faced with the embarrassment of acne, which was once considered to be a condition affecting only teenagers. The very visible signs of acne can be a source of negative self-esteem and heightened self-consciousness.
What is Tea Tree Oil? ...
Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of a tree called Melaleuca alternifolia that is indigenous to Australia. Aborigines chewed the leaves of the tea tree to alleviate symptoms associated with infections, colds and general ailments.