Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersSkin Care On January 27, 2012
I don’t know what it is about Jane Iredale, but this mineral makeup manufacturer has a special way of creating makeup. Their vision crystallized into products that not only looks beautiful on the skin but is healthy, too.
As many know, the biggest tip in beauty is finding the right foundation. After all, it prepares the canvas for the other makeup to follow.
Among the impressive list of Jane Iredale Makeup inventory, we offer some sterling choices in foundations such as Liquid Minerals Foundation, Pure Pressed Base, and Amazing Base. All these products have an array of shades to match any skin tone and phenomenal coverage capabilities.
Below is a brief description of each to help you make the right choice for your skin.
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation
Known to even out skin tone and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, this foundation is packed with lysosomes, vegetable glycerin and aloe vera. They are wonderful formulas that benefit the skin.
The bottle holds a liquid formula which contains beads. Described as cutting-edge, Jane Iredale delivers active ingredients in these beads that are time-released and penetrate into the skin.
After an application, Jane Iredale users either apply Amazing Base or Pure Pressed Base for broad-spectrum sun shielding protection.
Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base
Stored in a compact, this product is a powerhouse combination of a foundation, powder, concealer, and sunscreen. This makeup base, recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, has a sun protection factor of 20. Its algae extract helps lock in moisture to keep skin looking youthful and protecting it from ultra violet rays.
For those with sensitive skin, Pure Pressed Base has no fragrances, oil, talc, parabens and fillers which make it a perfect choice.
Jane Iredale Amazing Base
This rich, loose mineral foundation offers UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sun protection providing the ultimate solar defense. Like the Pure Pressed Base, it’s also free from oil, talc, dyes and parabens. Amazing Base is excellent for people with sensitive skin, including conditions such as eczema and roseacea.
It is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Finding a foundation that offers coverage, skin care perks, and sun protection gives you another tool to keep that youthful and luminous glow.
Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSun Tanning On January 23, 2012
Sunscreen just isn’t for hot summer days. It’s something that should be applied every single day of the year. Although it may be deceiving, about 80 percent of ultra violet rays still seep its way through overcast skies damaging skin and causing premature aging.
Anytime someone is outdoors they are at risk for sun damage. And yes, that includes playing sports, gardening, or even just walking the dog. Don’t forget that the reflection of snow and sand also boosts the exposure to UV rays.
In addition to premature aging, reports estimate that skin cancer is still a disease to contend with for both men and women. That’s why sunscreen is so important.
Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store in Carlsbad offers an array of quality solar defense inventory.
Here are some valuable tips into different ways of shielding your skin to keep it healthy and young looking.
Sun protection can be found in organic and non-organic formulas. On the shelves they come in gels, sprays, lotions, creams, sticks, and powder forms. The most important one to buy is a product that offers a broad spectrum which simply means it protects the user from UVA and UVB rays.
Those who love using organic products will more than likely find the following ingredients:
For the most part, organic sunscreens are paraben and fragrance free. But check the labels to make sure. Because UVA and UVB sunscreen offer the best protection out there, double check that the vegetarian ingredients in the bottle offer it, as well.
Non-organic sunscreen manufacturers not only offer sun protection but their ingredients may also include anti-aging and skin recovery ingredients like Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery does. And these days, sunscreens are non-greasy, absorb quickly and are featherweight. Even those with acne prone skin can find the perfect product that meet their skin care needs.
Important ingredients to look for in these products are:
Last but not least, tinted moisturizers like Revision Skin Care have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 45. Avid users of tinted moisturizers love the light, natural coverage and oftentimes use it instead of a heavier foundation.
Healthcare professionals recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher and to consider a waterproof one, too.
The best time to apply sunscreen is 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. And please don’t be stingy with it. The rule of thumb is a “shot-size” glass serving or more for an adult body. Research has shown that not enough people use sunscreen and remain unprotected.
Don’t let the “long-lasting” words on the bottle think sunscreen is only applied once a day. A solar defense needs to be reapplied every two to three hours when outdoors. And if the product is not waterproof, it must be reapplied after sweating or following a swim.
The most common places people forget to apply sunscreen are:
While sunscreen is one surefire way to keep skin looking youthful and healthy, add in some other skin saving tools like a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and retreat to shady areas whenever possible.
Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Cleansers & Toners On January 23, 2012
Skin care products don’t have an expiration date. So, this makes things a bit tricky in figuring out when to toss out skin care products before they go bad.
As chief officer of an online skin care product store, a producer of my own product line, and operation of a new day spa, it’s important to understand the potency of a product and when it’s time to pitch it. Our health always comes first.
To keep track, some suggest writing a date on the packaging but so many of us forget to recheck it. Instead, a better way is to use your computer or cell phone calendar with “alarm” reminders for a 3, 6, 9 and 12 month checkup to see if it’s product trashcan time.
While many think their products may last up to two years that really may not be the case on all types of skin care and beauty products.
For example, if a cream or lotion product has turned thin or lumpy, chuck it. Other signs to watch out for are:
And anti aging products which contain antioxidants, retinol, and vitamins are always at a higher risk for a sooner expiration date. So be sure lids are replaced tightly.
To keep bacterial contamination from happening, keep your fingers out of those containers. When bacteria gets in there, the product is ruined and there’s no turning back. A perfectly new skin care product can go bad instantly once bacteria invades it.
Other helpful tips are:
Because there are no regulations and expiration dates, it’s really up to you to figure out when it’s time to part with your products. At first, it may feel like you are throwing away money, but in the end, you are saving your body from the threat of bacterial contamination. And no one wants to risk that.
Remember, these products only last so long once that lid is officially unscrewed.
Although moisturizers, serums, and creams tend to last 6 months to a year, some product ingredients can speed up the expiration date such as:
It’s important to point out that if you stick with your skin care routine and are mindful of bacterial contamination, chances are you’ll use up your product before it expires.
Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersSun Tanning On January 10, 2012
With an eye to the New Year, the science of skin care technology has been uncovered more than ever and is really forging forward in the year ahead. Top quality devices used in clinical offices are now available for at-home use.
These tools are phenomenal and endless with their own unique capabilities. Here’s a peek into a few of them which can be purchased online at Skin Care Heaven in Carlsbad which helps unleash gorgeous looking skin. Above all, find a therapy which is FDA cleared and a manufacturer which stands behind its clinical studies.
Used as an adjunct therapy to a current routine, these devices are taking the art of skin care to a whole new level.
The superstar power behind micro-current technology is its ability to invigorate muscles beneath the skin. It’s an anti-aging goldmine. NuFACE® has mastered this handheld device with its NuFACE® Trinity Device, NuFACE Microcurrent Facial Toning Device® Skin Care System Pink Plus Face & Body Universal, and NuFace® Microcurrent Facial Toning Device.
Beauty magazines are raving about it.
In less than five minutes a day, this pain-free tool will sculpt the skin and reveal immediate results. FDA cleared, NuFACE® sculpts and decreases fine lines and wrinkles while firming up slack skin.
Devoted NuFACE® users have noticed remarkable improvements such as:
The kit comes with a conductive gel and optimizing mist. NuFACE is describing its devices as a person’s own personal trainer for their face and the glowing results are proving this claim.
LED Light Therapy
Many clinical offices are successfully using LED Light Therapy as a form of treatment to address signs of premature aging and acne. LightStim, an at-home handheld device provides both kinds. Like NuFACE®, LightStim is FDA cleared and gives users peace of mind.
What separates LightStim from the rest of LED light therapy its unique application of red, amber and infrared LED light. The LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment offers all three combinations which boost collagen and elastin – these are the goals in achieving younger looking skin.
This noninvasive, pain-free treatment is recommended for daily use.
Clinical studies have reported the following skin improvements with LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment:
Acne just doesn’t pop up in the teenage years. As many adults have learned, they aren’t inoculated to pimples. LightStim Acne Light Therapy is breaking new ground in attacking acne. Those with sensitive skin are using it, too.
The light therapy attacks the bacteria which cause acne and calms irritated skin. Within two months, users have noticed an amazing improvement in their skin. Highlights to its long list of benefits include:
For years, people have thought that celebrities and only the wealthy were privy to skin care device treatments. But that’s all changed. Now, these devices are available to everyone because it’s deserved by all!
Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On December 31, 2009
Dark under eye circles can be quite difficult to cover and can be unattractive. These dark circles can be caused due to a variety of reasons and if you want to treat them effectively, it is important to understand the possible causes.
Here are some common causes of dark under eye circles and their effective treatment:
Lack of Sleep
Thinning of Skin
When you identify the cause of your dark circles, it becomes a lot easier to treat them!
Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On June 22, 2009
One of the most annoying things that can happen to you is having dark under eye circles on an otherwise flawless face. No matter how good your skin is or how sharp your features are, under eye circles spoils the beauty of your face. Let us look at why they happen and what can be done to get rid of them.
Causes of Dark Under Eye Circles
The skin around the eyes is very thin and fragile. In fact, it is about 4 times thinner than the skin on other parts of the face. Dark circles are a result of a congestion of oxygen deprived blood capillaries that show through the skin surface.
Dark circles can also be caused by thinning of the membrane between the skin of eyelids and subcutaneous fat. As we age, this membrane becomes thinner and thinner and subsequently the skin color also changes.
Here are some other potential causes of development of dark circles.
Stress, sleep deprivation and excessive fatigue
Treatment of Dark Under Eye Circles
There are a variety of skin care products available in the market that caters to the delicate eye area and helps to soothe the skin there. These eye care products contain special ingredients that hydrate the skin around the eyes and provide them with proper skin nourishment. They help with many skin concerns like dark under eye circles, puffiness around the eyes and crow\’s feet (fine lines that appear on the sides of the eyes).
Kinerase Under Eye Rescue Cream
Obagi ELASTIderm Night Eye Cream
Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On November 1, 2008
Eyes are the window to your soul. But nothing distracts the view as much dark circles under the eyes. They are not only unpleasant to look at, but also steal all the charm and grace from your eyes.
Here are some basic causes of dark circles:
Allergies and Reactions
Also, avoid using skin care products near the eye. Most of them clearly specify that applying them near your eyes may cause allergic reactions and result in dark circles.
If you have dark circles under your eyes, check out all the above potential causes and make an alteration. Next time I will get you some tips and tricks to correct the dark under eye circles…
Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On October 27, 2008
Waiting for more??
What’s with an hour of making up your eyes if people go “eeeuuuu” at a glance? Yep! Some women seem to have the perfect recipe to get it all wrong. Right from the shades to the line to the mascara…
Here are some horrible mistakes that you can suffer:
Rather, invest in a good quality mascara that has lengthening effects. All you need to do is apply two coats per swipe and say hello to great looking eyes. For fuller natural looking eyelashes just blow-dry your lashes carefully!!
Un’line’ly Eye Liners
You should always line the top lashes of your eyes and for the bottom lashes, you should be utmost cautious. Line the rim of lower lashes with the tip of an eye pencil carefully so that they look natural.
There you go! I’m sure with all this info, you would stay clear of all these horrible mistakes.
Apart from eye make-up something more important is good eye care.
Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On October 18, 2008
Was at a party last night. Sigh… the hangover’s still there. All that glitz and glamour is still fresh. But what still irks me is that some women just don’t get it right. They end up making the very same make-up mistakes time and time again…
I just can’t wait to enlighten these poor souls.
So here are some very common mistakes women tend to make with their make up.
Always choose a foundation that matches your skin tone so that it gives a natural glowing look.
Bling Blotch Blush
The key is knowing how to apply blush correctly. Just look into the mirror and smile, and dab on blush on the apple of your cheeks. For the trendy ones, sweep across some mascara on the corner of your eyes. Pinks and peaches are hot this season!
Go to a salon and consult a beautician what shape will look best on your. It can be either arc shaped or round, thin or thick. Once you get them shaped, shade them carefully. Make tiny strokes in the direction of hair growth….
Eye makeup is not only about cosmetices but involves good eye care as well. That’s for now… wait till next week as I get you more ways you can go wrong with your eye make-up!