If you’re young, in a humid climate, or just have naturally oily skin, you know the pains of a greasy, unwashed-looking face. Heck, even living here in the desert, by the time 5pm rolls I’m usually glinting off the bathroom lights like nobody’s business. There’s nothing wrong with a little “fresh from the beach” glow, but when people have to shield their eyes from the glare when looking at you, your mug’s gone way beyond dewy and entered downright drippy.
How can you solve oil problems and beat excess shine? Easy! Simply check out these great tips and affordable! products that you won’t want face the humidity without.
Have you ever been told that you look tired? People say this because they want to act concerned; however, it often can be hurtful and offensive. After all, what if you are not tired? If you got a full night of sleep, do you just look bad? Sadly, many people have the tired eyes look regardless of how fatigued they really are. The good news is there are 5 ways to combat this problem, and it doesn’t involve extra sleep!
1 – Use Skincare
One of the best solutions to get rid of tired eyes is skin care. With a good skin system, your features will look younger and healthier. In particular, an eye wrinkle treatment can combat problem areas around the eyes that cause you to age prematurely. This is one of the reasons people seem to look tired. In addition to treatment products, a good moisturizer can eliminate dryness around the eyes. This will add luminosity to the eye area and prevent the tired look. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Rid of Tired Eyes” »
Yes, it’s embarrassing and kinda funny, but almost every woman has at least a little peach fuzz on her upper lip. The truth is, you probably notice it more than anyone who’s ever seen you. Women with dark hair on their upper lips have tried everything in their efforts to hide it (powder, concealer, overdrawn lip lines), and it often works better than you think. Still, if the hair’s too much for you, here’s some tips on removing it.
e·mol·li·ent(eeMOHleeyent) n. A mixture of oils from animal, vegetable, or mineral sources found in most moisturizers and bodycreams that soothe & soften the skin, protect it from dryness, and even reduce inflammation. Emollients help to restore the skin’s moisture balance by forming a protective film, trapping moisture in the skin so that it can’t escape. (They sound a little evil, don’t they?) These ingredients are a necessity for those with eczema. Continue reading “Beauty, Defined: What Are Emollients?” »
li·po·somes (LY-poh-zohms) n. tiny balls of lipids (fats) derived from a mixture of water and phospholipids that deliver moisture to the skin and are used in moisturizers. Because of their small molecular size, they are able to penetrate the cell wall particularly well. They are also able to absorb water-solublenutrients and vitamins.
Liposomes are not active themselves, but are believed to function in creams as carriers of various encapsulated active substances that otherwise could not penetrate the skin’s fatty layers. Once applied, stored nutrients and vitamins are theoretically released into the skin or hair.
However, there’s some argument that liposomes are ineffective because scientists speculate that they break down when they hit the skin’s surface, before they can aid in having active ingredients penetrate the skin. Skin is intended to act as a protective barrier – designed by evolution to keep us safe from the elements of the world that might damage us. Because of this, it’s more difficult than beauty advertisers would like you to think for their ingredients to penetrate and rejuvenate this protective barrier.