Perfect Moisturiser

How to Find the Perfect Moisturiser

Believe it or not, there is no one size fits all approach to moisturiser – be it an organic skin care product or human-made. What works for someone else may not work for you and vice versa. With such variations in products and skin types, it can seem almost impossible to find the best moisturiser for your skin. However, if you think about the following points, you can narrow down the options for the best chance of success.

Lotion, Ointment, or Cream?

Manufacturers aren’t just choosing either lotion, ointment, or cream as the name as their product, depending on what they like. All of these options differ – they are not the same product. Therefore, you must match one of the three to your skin type.

If your skin is dry, itchy, or irritable, then a thicker ointment is potentially the best option. You can opt for a synthetic option which may irritate sensitive skin, or select an organic skin care product instead. If you have normal skin, a regular cream is usually a good choice. It can help with hydration and tends to be thinner than ointment.

If you have oily skin, on the other hand, lotion could be the best option for you. It features water as its main ingredient and tends to be far lighter than both cream and ointment.

Dry, Sensitive, or Itchy Skin?

If you have dry, sensitive, or itchy skin, then you may find organic skin care products can help take care of a range of problems. However, once again, the options available differ depending on the issue. For dry skin, an organic skin care product featuring lanolin or mineral oil can help to keep your skin hydrated for longer.

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Right Makeup

Sensitive Skin? Here’s How to Choose the Right Makeup for You

Not everyone is born with naturally tough skin. In fact, more and more people are looking for beauty tips to help them find makeup that won’t hurt or irritate their face. It’s a common problem with more makeup on the market than ever before, but it’s not impossible to find products that won’t make your skin break out in a rash.

If you’re one of the many people who find it challenging to wear makeup because of skin sensitivities, we’ve included some beauty tips below to help. You may see it’s easier than you think to source products to suit your skin.

Avoid Fragrance

Often, perfume or fragrance is added to beauty products to make them more appealing to all senses. However, it’s not a necessary addition, nor is it beneficial for everyone’s skin. If you’re not sure what’s causing your skin irritation, read the labelling. Look for products that sell themselves as ‘fragrance-free’ or look for ‘perfume’ in the list of ingredients on the back.

Say No to Cooling

Everyone wants their skin to feel smooth, cool and refreshed, but products that offer these benefits can have the opposite effect. To get that ‘cool’ feature, manufacturers often add peppermint, alcohol, eucalyptus or similar products. These can dry out your skin, making it itchy and red. Continue reading “Sensitive Skin? Here’s How to Choose the Right Makeup for You”

How to Apply Lipstick Perfectly

Taking note of beauty tips for how to apply lipstick can put you in good social stead. Not only can you avoid that dreaded lipstick on the teeth social faux pa you have nightmares about, but you can also learn how to apply it so that it looks better and lasts longer. There are many different beauty tips online to help you look at your best in a social situation, but here’s how to apply lipstick to complement your entire look.

You will need:

  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Lip liner
  • Facial tissue
  • Powder

Step One: Begin with Lip Balm

While it makes sense to apply lipstick directly to your lips, there are several reasons why applying lip balm first can provide a far better result. Your lips naturally have a lot of wrinkles, lumps, and bumps, and you can accentuate these unintentionally by using lipstick directly onto your lips. Rather than worry about people noticing the imperfections in your lips, you can smooth them out and fill minor lines with balm.

Apply a light coating over the top, dabbing it onto areas with crevices, and smooth your lips together.

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Clean Your Makeup Brush

How to Clean Your Makeup Brush

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brush? If you can’t remember, or the answer is ‘never’, then it’s time to rectify the situation. One of the most essential beauty tips we can offer is ensuring you know how and when to clean your brushes and sponges. Your ability to blend your makeup, and your hygiene, depends on it.

How Often Should I Clean My Makeup Brush

Before we cover the how we should first cover the why. Cleaning your makeup brush should be a crucial part of your makeup routine. Rather than buying a new one or using your current one for far longer than recommended without a decent clean, you should be maintaining the one you have.

To avoid bacteria building up and causing breakouts, you should be making an effort to clean your makeup product tools at least once per week. Especially those tools you use for applying foundation. If you have a separate brush for eye makeup application, you can get away with only cleaning it once per month.

Not only will regular cleaning help remove all that built-up makeup and bacteria, but it can also reduce spotty application or make blending that much more effective.

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Waist Trainer

Why You Should Wear a Waist Trainer Rather Than a Corset

If you follow the likes of the Kardashian sisters on social media, you will no doubt be aware of the phenomenon catching on known as waist training. Waist training involves wearing a compression material corset-like product which works to give you curves, flatten your stomach, and make you sweat when you work out.

However, because it looks so similar to a corset, people mistake them for being the same thing. Corsets and waist trainers are entirely different, and here’s why you should wear a waist trainer instead of a corset.

You Can Exercise in a Waist Trainer

Corsets feature steel boning and tightening lace, while waist trainers are typically latex with compression material. If you have ever tried to bend or move your waist in a corset, you will know that exercise will not only be uncomfortable but nearly impossible to do safely. A waist trainer, on the other hand, features compression material not dissimilar to what some workout clothing features. As a result, you can wear them during workouts and benefit from working up a sweat and accentuating those curves.

You Can Conceal Them Easier

Not everyone wants to openly admit they are waist training, and that’s okay. If you buy a corset, however, you will have trouble concealing it. Because of the lace and steel boning, it won’t sit flat underneath your clothing, showing lumps and bumps that you don’t get with a typical singlet.

If you wear a waist trainer, which sits flat against your body with smooth compression fabric, you only have to contend with hooks and eyelets. These, for the most part, lie flat against the material as you’d expect with a bra closure system.

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Cleaning Your Beauty Products

Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Products

When was the last time you took a moment to go through your makeup collection? One of the best beauty tips you will come across is making sure you spend time every three to six months taking note of what you’ve got, reading expiry dates, and making sure everything is hygienic and clean.

Believe it or not, paying attention to your makeup and beauty products is in the best interests of your health, so here’s how to start taking better care of your products.

Read Expiry Dates

Even though you’d pay close attention the expiry date of your dairy products in your fridge, most people are less likely to take the same care with their beauty products. However, over time, beauty products such as foundation, lotions, and serums, can all lose their structural integrity and become less than ideal for use. Reading an expiry date on a regular basis is even more critical if it’s a product which you use minimal amounts of. It tends to sit around longer, losing its effectiveness by the day.

Replace Makeup Application Tools

One of the most common beauty tips when it comes to makeup application is ensuring you replace and clean your makeup brushes and sponges. A sponge can harbour all kinds of bacteria, while a brush can become clogged with makeup that makes application challenging over time.

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