Browsing Category: Skincare

Starting Over with Origins

When I was young (i.e. late teens/early 20s), I was all about skin care, especially age-fighting products. I figured that the best way to prevent wrinkles and lines in my later years, is to fight them in my younger years before they could get a chance to find my face and get comfortable in the form of wrinkles and lines. Now, flip all the way to me now, at the age of 30. Can you believe that the girl who was obsessed with anti-aging products is now a woman with aging problems and NO ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?!

Now, here I am ready to go to battle with aging skin and no weaponry in the form of wrinkle fighting moisturizers or creams. Oh, what a dry and tangled web I’ve woven. Well, I’m ready to prepare myself and I want to start at a place that used to give me life and rejuvenated my youth when I was a youth and hopefully will have the same effects on me now at the aging age of 30 as they did at 20; the Origins counter at my nearest department store (read: Macy’s)

Origins was everything to me when it came to skin care! They make some of the most amazing products for any and every skin type. I can still remember buying and swooning over their Never A Dull Moment exfoliator. Back then it came in a little jar, instead of a tube, but I’m sure it’s just as amazing. I would use it 1-2x a week and would be left with a smooth and bright complexion that would make my make-up look so effing flawless. I mean, your skin is your canvas. What’s the point of using some of the most expensive and luxe paints on a tattered and uncared after canvas. The same philosophy can be applied to your skin and makeup. Proper skincare is everything.

So, I need to get an anti-aging skin regimen and I’m pretty much sold on Origin’s Starting Over collection. Perfect title, don’t you think? The Starting Over collection only features an eye cream and moisturizer, but both are aimed at fighting and reducing wrinkles and lines that are already there. Now, I don’t have any wrinkles, but I have a some lines under my eyes that are annoying me and my daily attempt to apply smooth and flawless undereye concealer.

Although I want to try  both products, I think I’m going to buy the eye cream first, because my eyes are in dire need of a little TLC. Fingers crossed!

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Essential Skin Care Tips After Waxing

Waxing is a semi-permanent method of hair removal. The results of waxing can last up to eight weeks, which is why many people prefer it over other hair removal methods. However, in order for you to get the best results from waxing, you will have to take good care of your skin. Below are some essential after waxing skin care tips:

Apply lotion after getting your wax

Lotion can help soothe the skin and alleviate any pain or burning. There are a number of lotions available on the market today, but the best ones contain Aloe or Lavender. You may also want to consider asking a salon technician about lotions that he/she recommends.

Avoid direct heat or sunlight

You will want to make sure that you avoid exposing your skin to the sun at least 48 hours after getting a wax. Newly waxed areas are more prone to sunburn. You are also more likely to develop hyper-pigmentation if you expose your skin to the sun. You should avoid using sunscreen because it has chemicals that can irritate your skin.

You also want to make sure that you avoid getting into a hot tub for at least 48 hours after getting a wax. Not only does the heat damage the treated area, but the bacteria from the hot tub can cause an infection. Hot baths or showers should also be avoided. You should take a bath in cool water because it will prevent irritation.

Do not wear tight clothing

You should not wear tight clothing after getting a wax. The tight clothing can irritate your skin and cause ingrown hairs. Tight clothing also traps sweat onto the waxed area.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells. You will need to exfoliate after your wax, but you should wait at least 48 hours. Your skin will be very sensitive and exfoliating can cause further irritation. When you do exfoliate, make sure that you avoid using products that contain harsh chemicals.

Avoid touching the waxed area

Again, the newly waxed area will be very sensitive. That is why you want to make sure that you do not rub it. Additionally, when you constantly touch the waxed area, you put dirt, oil and other types of debris in your skin.

Apply a cold compress

If you have pain or burning around the waxed area, you should apply a cold compress. A cold compress will immediately relieve the discomfort.

 

Authors Biography: Monica Dwyer is an experienced blogger and content writer specializing in the area of health and beauty. She has written this article on behalf of www.urbana.ie who offer laser hair removal and waxing services in Dublin, Ireland.

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SUPER by Dr. Perricone love Omega 3 Chai + giveaway! (CLOSED!)

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Perricone MD products for a few years now. They have something to solve almost any issue you have with your skin ranging from acne to wrinkles and everything in between.

Now, Dr. Perricone has new line called SUPER by Dr. Perricone that focuses on using “superfoods”, that are loaded with healthy skin essentials such as Omega 3 Chai and capsaicin pepper to help you achieve healthy and supple skin.

The only product I’ve had the pleasure to try from SUPER is the Hyper Hydrator. However, don’t let the name fool you like it did me. I was a little apprehensive to select this moisturizer, because the name made me think that it was super moisturizing and better suited for people with dry skin and not my combination and mostly oily skin. Instead, after reading that it was light formula that left a matte finish, I knew this would be perfect for me and it is! It’s really lightweight, absorbs easily, and leaves a matte finish. Basically, it does everything it says it does!

GIVEAWAY!

Want to win a product from the SUPER by Perricone line. Well, leave a comment below telling me which product you would like to try and why. You can enter as many times as you like by August 29th. Good Luck!

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PMD Personal MicroDerm System

A couple of months ago, I received this Personal Microdermabrasion system to test out.

I’ve had microdermabrasion sessions in the past and they were amazing and I felt and saw and instant change n my skin. However, they can become pricey over time. So, to know that there is now an system that you use at home is pretty amazing.

The PMD Personal Microderm System is a handheld microdermabrasion tool to help smooth away the signs of aging. The results are definitely on a professional level.

After the first use, I instantly felt and saw results in the smoothness of my skin and the overall look.

The kit comes with the microdermabrasion handheld tool, 2 caps(small and large), 2 green pads, 4 blue pads, and a DVD that you should definitely before using. The DVD thoroughly explains how to use the system and techniques and which pads work for you.

With this uber-hot summer weather and my desire to need smoother skin to feel comfortable enough to wear minimal makeup, this microdermabrasion kit is a summer skin necessity for me.

I HIGHLY recommend you add one of these systems to your beauty regimen.

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*I received this for free for review consideration. I was not compensated for my review is this is my honest opinion of the product*

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L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Cleanser

When it comes to my acne-prone skin, it let’s me know pretty much instantly if it likes whatever product I’m using on it. For the past week, I’ve been using L’Oreal’s Go 360 Clean Anti-breakout cleanser and it’s been amazing!

I love the little scrub that comes with it, because it’s uber soft and really cleans the makeup and dirt that washing alone doesn’t always remove. It works just as good as a face brush, but less abrasive.

Go 360 Clean is a line of deep pore-by-pore cleansers. There are five different formulas from which to choose. Every 360 Clean cleanser is designed with the innovative super soft Sublet to help you reach deep into every last pore for the cleanest clean.

Visit http://www.lorealparisusa.com for more info!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal via Glam Media
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinion or positions of L’Oeal Paris
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