What’s not to love about a fresh bouquet of roses? Not only do roses smell and look wonderful, but their petals actually have substantial amounts of vitamin C, and skin-firming rose oil — it’s astringent properties aid in the tightening of skin and muscles. Plus, with V-Day right around the corner, you’ll have petals to spare. Once your bouquet starts to wilt, take those blooms and use them for your skin’s benefit — a rose petal facial will leave skin feeling firm, replenished and radiant. The best part? It’s an easy DIY! Once again we enlisted Erica, our DIY beauty extraordinaire, to share her favorite rose petal facial recipe! More >
So, (insert sigh here) here we are with about 2 and half months left of this torturous winter weather. I don’t know about you, but it absolutely wreaking pure havoc on my skin! It seems like I have tried everything to cure that dry, flaky, tight feeling that the cold weather brings and I seem to have finally found a few solutions. After reading Kristen’s tips on how to achieve a perfect complexion in the New Year, I wanted to add a few tips and tricks that will help keep your skin looking gorgeous as we trudge on through till spring. I like to think of these as “underwear” for your perfect complexion.
1.) With the biting cold and dry air, comes flaking and that uncomfortable tight feeling that leaves your skin feeling like sandpaper and who wants that?! After trying what feels like every single exfoliator on the market, I finally decided to splurge on a product that I had waned for a long time, the Clarisonic Cleansing System
. All I can say is WOW!!! I really noticed an incredible change in the way my skin looks and feels after the first time I used it. If you’re not sure what the Clarisonic is, it is a skin cleansing brush that gently vibrates to remove dead skin cells while it deeply cleanses your skin. The Clarisonic is also great for treating those bumps on the back of your arms. This condition, called Keratosis Pilaris effects quite a few of the girls in our office and we ALWAYS looking for the miracle cure that will make our arms smooth and supple. Use the Clarisonic for 30 seconds on the back of each arm every day and those bumps will disappear. My dry, flaky skin has met it’s match. In case you haven’t noticed I am obsessed with this thing!
2.) Another lovely side effect of the winter weather is itchy flaky skin around my eyes. I f you use eye cream daily but still find that your dark circle defense isn’t going on as smoothly as possible, try applying a dab of Juara’s Sweet Black Tea eye creme
to the flaky skin before bed for about a week. This will take care of the dryness and itching and allow your concealer to go on smoothly and flawlessly.
3.) My lips can not adjust to this frigid weather either, it seems that no matter how much water I drink or how much lip balm I apply, my lips are still cracking and dry. I discovered a secret from a makeup artist friend that has my winter lips. Brushing your lips with your toothbrush in the morning removes the dead skin cells that build up so that your slide tin lip balm
lip exfoliator will be 100x more effective.
These little extras are helping me and my skin get through this cold winter and keep my make-up looking fresh a luminous. If you have any great skin saving tips you’d like to share, post them on our facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you!