Since we recently posted about using Vaseline as a mascara alternative, I’ve thought of a few more ways (twenty, to be exact) to work Vaseline (petroleum jelly, to be non-brand specific) into your beauty routine. You’ll be surprised at how many different way you can use something so simple – and so inexpensive!
A word about Vaseline before you read on: petroleum jelly’s thick nature makes it a great protectant. Its ingredients are less about infusing moisture deeply into the skin and more about protecting what’s there. For the winter, protecting your skin’s existing moisture is an absolute must. Don’t pass on this versatile product just because of its texture or the fact that it’s petroleum-based. Many wonderful skincare products in this world are derived from other substances that wouldn’t be great on our skin themselves. So don’t judge!
If you’re having any sort of skin troubles, chances are a friend or family member will come to you with some sort of natural wonder cure. There are some home remedies that work wonders for some, but there are plenty of substances no one should put on their face. They can cause dangerous skin reactions, worsen the problem you’re having or decrease skin’s health over time. Here are some regular household products that Delray Beach dermatologist Janet Allenby says you should never use for skin care.
Lemon Juice and Citrus
Put this in your tea, not on your skin. Citrus is highly acidic, very drying, and can cause contact dermatitis, a skin condition that can result in dryness, itching, loss of moisture, and itchy rashes. Not to mention that going out in the sun after having citrus on your skin can cause blistering. Continue reading “6 Products That Should Never be Used for Skin Care” »
Remember my awesome post about Estroblock, the vegan-friendly acne-fighting supplement that blocks the nasty estrogens that build up in our systems? Of course you do, it was yesterday. Well, in that post I hinted at a giveaway for you to try Estroblock out for yourself…that giveaway is NOW, my doves! Get READY!!
All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and you could win a FREE 60-ct bottle of Estroblock (retail $30) to try out for yourself! In as little as two weeks, you can see results (I did!) and with greater hormonal balance comes a host of other benefits, including weight management and more.
Estroblock is recommended for women undergoing menopause, women on birth control (I had this question at first myself – it’s not only safe to use on birth control, it’s ideal because harmful estrones supposedly build up more heavily in women on birth control) and even in men who are experiencing hormonal imbalance or who are taking medications that increase their bodies’ production of estrogen.
If you’re a girl with bangs, you probably find that your fringe doesn’t weather the full 4-6 weeks between trips to the hair salon without falling into your eyes or making your haircut look funny. Not to worry – you can touch your bangs up yourself at home, without the time and expense of traveling to your hairstylist. (Don’t tell her, though.)
I actually took the plunge and cut myself an entire fringe out of my regular even-length hair – really! (Seriously, where would we be in life without Youtube?)
Here are a couple of tips to help tame your bangs until your next haircut by cutting them yourself:
Part off your “fringe” area in a triangle. Make sure that it’s not too thick, or too thin, and that you only part off what is indeed your bangs.
Trim them to the length that you want them. It’s best to only trim about ¼” just to be sure you don’t cut off too much.
Once you’ve trimmed them all the way across, gather up the parted hair and cut it all vertically.
Let your bangs fall naturally and brush them the way you want them. Make sure they look even and clean up any extra long pieces you may have missed.
As you may already know, I’m very big on vitamins. I take a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and a hair, nails and skin vitamin every day. Well, now I have a new supplement that’s earned a permanent place in my regimen: Estroblock.
Estroblock is an all-natural, vegan supplement designed to inhibit the production of “bad” estrogen, which encourages a host of problems in women including fat production and acne. Ew! Its ingredients are naturally found in raw cruciferous vegetables such as raw broccoli, and two capsules are equal to the Estroblock found in two pounds of raw vegetables. I don’t eat two pounds of raw veggies a day – do you?