Category Archives: Skin care beauty tips

Smooth over your skin for winter with Borghese

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As the seasons change so does our skin too.  Right after the summer is over and fall begins, it is super important to look for a moisturizer that is going to take you through the fall into the winter and all through the year.  A very good moisturizer is essential to help your skin transition through the seasons.

The moisturizer promises protection from premature and visible signs of aging. Vitamins C and E are proven and powerful antioxidants.  Squalane, Bisabolol, and Hyaluronic Acid help to hydrate, soothe and restore your skin which leaves it sublime, soft and beautifully luminous.

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Results:

I absolutely fell in love with this moisturizer.  In my opinion, it is not too thick and it really does hydrate my skin.  As you apply the lotion, there is a fresh scent to the lotion.  It does not smell like medicine like other lotions that I have used in the past but it smells like you just washed your face and it smells clean.  I love the fact that it does not smell too much like perfume.  Borghese claims that it is a barely- there feel, however, I did feel some kind of richness to the lotion.  It did feel like you had lotion on your face but it was not too heavy where you cannot apply makeup over the lotion.  Personally, I love this moisturizer because it hydrates dry skin, smells great but most importantly it does the job.

Have you tried this moisturizer? If so, what are your thoughts? Please leave your comments below.  I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by and make sure to come back!

 

Borghese Fango Delicato Active Mud Review

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I just realized that I am completely obsessed with facial masks.  Honestly, I don’t discriminate, I love moisturizers, cleansers, and scrubs; but I just love the relaxation of taking time to put on a facial mask and then checking to see if it actually worked.  I have recently been given the opportunity to try Borghese Fango Delicato for delicate skin.  My face lately has been having a mind of it’s own.  Sometimes it reacts really bad to new chemicals and sometimes I can see a great difference on my face.  But, I always like to try new masks!

 

The first thing I noticed with this mask is that there is a light fragrance.  It smells sort of like cucumber and aloe.  In my opinion, it smells refreshing and clean.  After a few minutes, it makes your face a little stiff but not too much where you can’t even move your face.  I have had a mask in the past where even smiling was quite a spectacle.

The directions say that you have to wait at least ten minutes before removing it.  I have to say that my skin felt really rejuvenated and refreshed after the mask.  It feels a little soft too so I am impressed.  If you are looking for your skin to feel soft and rejuvenated, then this is the mask that you’ve been looking for.  It is definitely one that you have to try out before making a call.

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Now for the question of the hour…would I continue to use this product? I am a little bit torn because I did like the fact that my skin felt great after the mask.  However, there is some controversy with the ingredient Propylparaben being included in it.  Some people are stating that Propylparaben may cause cancer but it has not been clinically proven yet.  Studies are still being conducted to determine whether this is true or not.  So besides the controversy that has not been proven yet with this ingredient, this product is pretty good.

 

I would love to hear your opinions .  Please share your experience at the bottom of the page.

 

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Review

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It took me a little while to actually get to write a review on this product because I like to give my honest opinion on the products and not just put a review based off a few days of tryouts.  I actually tried out this product for a few weeks and this review is based off my results.  At the same time, I am a little skeptical with purchasing drug store products even though there are some great products out there.  I just always felt that these products would only moisturize my face than actually work.  This is the reason why I was so excited to get Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer because I wanted to see if this product would prove me wrong.

The warning does say that it is a strong product and believe me it is very strong.  If you have sensitive skin, then you might want to start with just a little bit and then increase as your skin progresses.

On the first night that I tried the moisturizer, my skin got irritated and pink.   My skin is sensitive but I did not know that I would have this reaction.  I didn’t give up on it so easily.  After a few tries, my skin started getting irritated but I could already see that my skin was looking more refreshed.

The claims they make are not false; it doesn’t eliminate your wrinkles but it evens out your skin tone.  It fades out those stubborn deep wrinkles so it did do the job for the most part I am very pleased.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer is more expensive than the norm that you see at the drugstore.  But it is definitely cheaper than a specialty beauty store.  If you are looking for something that won’t break your bank, then definitely try out this product.

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The moisturizer is very creamy and light so it’s great for my skin because I don’t like anything too heavy on my skin and especially before going to bed.

At the end of the day, I recommend this product because it does even out your skin and makes you skin look refreshed!

Let me know your thoughts on this product.  Please comment below! I would love to hear from you.

How to keep your skin hydrated during this cold winter

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Dry skin can be so uncomfortable during the brutal winter.  During the winter, my skin gets so dry that it bleeds even if I moisturize.  I had to really learn how to prevent my skin from bleeding and keep my skin looking smooth.  How do you get to keep your skin hydrated during this cold winter?  It is really important to defend yourself against the odds so you can maintain smooth skin all season.  The trick to have smooth looking skin is to show some love and care to your internal and external body.

Here are some quick tips:

1.  Eat healthy.  It is that simple but that difficult as well.  Basically, you are what you eat.  Adding foods that have Omega’s 3 to your eating habits will help you look rejuvenated.  What kinds of food have Omega’s 3? Salmon, walnuts, olive oil, soybean are just a few of many foods that have Omega 3.  It is so easy to bing out because you are covered up with a coat.

2.  Avoid hot showers.  I have found personally that when you take hot shower it really dries your skin.  Try to take colder showers so your skin does not dry out further during the winter.  It can be difficult to take cold showers when it’s cold outside but definitely make an effort.  Please make sure to moisturize your skin as soon as you are done with your shower.

3.  Apply oils after you shower.  I prefer to use oils right before going to bed because it makes my skin feel refreshed and smooth.  It does not settle in like lotion but if you use it overnight, then it won’t bother you as opposed if you applied it during the day.  Lavender or chamomile essential oil works great and it actually helps you get a good night’s rest and lubricate your skin at the same time.

4.  Don’t forget to use facial moisturizer.  It can be any of your liking for your face but it is really important that you do not forget.  Keeping your face moisturized by applying lotion twice a day.  Once in the morning and at night.

5.  Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated as well.  When you walk around in the city when it’s cold, you prefer holding a cup of coffee than a bottle of water.  But, it’s super important to keep drinking that water to get your body ready for summer and bikini season.

There are so many more tricks to do so I would love to hear what is your regimen during this season.

Get your beach beauty essentials!

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Now that Summer is finally here, it is time to get your beach beauty essentials! It’s important to have all your beauty products for when your girlfriends call you to go to the beach.  The number one mistake that I always did was that I always got a tanning lotion without any sunscreen.  I don’t think I ever remember using sunscreen lotion.  When your young, you are just thinking of getting that perfect tan and I even used baby lotion to get really burnt.

As time goes on you realize that your skin is not the same as it used to because after all we age so now all I ever look for is for spf 30 or higher! With that said, I wanted to put together a list of beach beauty essentials that would help you get ready for the beach.  I found this great video by Michelle Phan that has a few items that I must admit I actually need for this summer.

I hope you enjoy this video!

Find your perfect summer skin care tips

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May is Skin Cancer awareness month and I have to say that many women still don’t protect themselves when they go to the beach or the pool.  Speaking from my own experience, I used to go to the beach and bring baby oil so I can get a nice tan but I never thought about wearing sun protection lotion.  I love the summer but the only downfall is that it can really damage your outer layer.

After seeing my skin change throughout the years, I had to stat a ritual and start using lotions.  I had to find perfect summer skin care tips to improve my skin from more sun damage.  Here are my few tips:

1.  Wash your face twice a day in the morning and night.  My skin is really sensitive so I like to use Cetaphil for my skin.  It does not irritate my skin and really washes away all the dirt.

2.  Moisturize twice a day.  For my skin, I always tend to moisturize more than I need to because my skin needs it.  I even wear a moisturizer under my makeup and especially if it has SPF30 if you live in a sunny state.

3.  Use a mask at least once a week or as needed.  I never used to use masks and I have to say that I regret it.  I always had blackheads and after using the masks it helped eliminate this terrible blemish.  Now I use it at least once a week and it also helps me relax.

This is my ritual and I am sure that everyone has different products that they like to use.  I would love to hear what you like to use and what works for your skin.

 

Resvology Age Corrective Eye Cream Review: Say adios to puffy eyes

There have been so many times when I have heard that it is important that you purchase an eye cream so that you moisturize and help protect it from getting wrinkles.  But I never followed through with it and somewhere along the way I started developing dark cicles (from the lack of sleep) and small wrinkles.  I could not believe that it finally caught up with me.  We all know that wrinkles is inevitable but protecting your skin from looking worse is a start.  Recently I was sent the Resvology Age Corrective Eye cream as a part of the Brand backer campaign.  I was always curious about their product since they have endorsements from celebrities but one thing is to have celebrities and for it to actually work.

The packaging is super sleek and the pump dispenser gives you just the right amount that you need.  Sometimes you can get a pump dispenser that just doesn’t work because it pumps too much or too little.  It can be frustrating for some of us.  When you are applying the product, I highly recommend that you use the ring finger only because it applies less pressure than the rest of your fingers.  Afterwards, allow sometime for the product to do its magic.  You won’t see the results right away but you still need to let the product sink in.

The Age Corrective eye cream is clinically proven to be a lightweight, hydrating eye cream formulated with clinically-proven 4-AR Molecule to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet; while botanical extracts and replenishing hydrators help combat dark circles and puffiness. Here are some little facts that you may want to know about the product:

Unprecedented results. An independent consumer use study of 40 women using the Age Corrective Wrinkle Treatment twice a day reported that skin is smoother and more elastic, fine lines and wrinkles visible reduced and hydration restored.

  • 100% agree skin is soothed and nourished
  • 100% agree skin is moisturized and nourished
  • 100% agree skin is left smooth and soft
  • 100% agree skin’s moisture is restored
  • 95% agree skin is healthy and restored

* Self-perception study conducted in December 2011 on 40 subjects for 28 days.

How to use: After cleansing, massage on the face and neck morning and night until absorbed. Follow with your regular moisturizer or sunscreen if desired.

The question comes down to….Does Resvology Age Corrective Eye Cream work? I can definitely see a difference and I am sure that with more time I am hoping that my puffiness and dark circles will get better.  The price for this product can be a little bit outrageous for some but I think it’s a good little investment that can come a long way.  Would I have purchased this product before trying it out? Absolutely not, I am very skeptical but now that I have tried I want to continue using this product to make more improvements.  I am adding this cream to my beauty regimen.

 

Find out more about the products they offer by visiting their websites:

Website: http://resvology.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Resvology

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Brand backer.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions are my own.

How to treat and prevent dark circles under eyes

After having two kids, I now have to deal with how to treat and prevent dark circles under eyes.  The skin on our eyelids are extremely fragile so it is very difficult to select a lotion that will not irritate your eyes.  Alternative ways to treat dark circles is using tea bags.  There are lots of trips and tricks to use to eliminate this problem that many of us face everyday.

Here is a video with great tips on how to prevent dark circles.  Hope it helps.

 

 

 

How to reduce cellulite fast

diogillardCellulite are what I call dimples in areas that you don’t want them to be in your body. Everyone is looking for a way to reduce cellulite or to completely eliminate them fast.  The causes of cellulite are for the following reasons:

1. Diet- this is the number one reason why many of us get cellulite. It is when you diet too hard or too much and that extra fat builds up to these nice little dimples around your thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen.   If you also eat lots of carbs and not enough water, it can also increase the visibility of stretch marks and cellulite.

2. Genetics- no matter what you may do to prevent from getting cellulites; it’s in the genes. Your body is quicker to get cellulite either because of a slow metabolism, circulation problems or just the family DNA.

 

3. Hormones- changes in your hormones can also trigger you to get more cellulite.

Most treatments will not eliminate the cellulite, but it will help the appearance of them.  Maintaining a good eating habit and exercise will help you reduce cellulite but it will not eliminate it.

Take time and effort to take care of your skin by allowing yourself to indulge in a monthly massage.  It will definitely help increase blood circulation and help reduce cellulite; and it can be beneficial to you with a moment to relax your mind, body and soul.

Also add a firming lotion to your routine.  You may not see a big change but you will see a difference with time.

Another remedy that I found helpful is with coffee.  It is messy but it is really good for the skin.  I have included this youtube video that gives you the homemade recipe with the coffee.

If cellulite is a problem for you as many other women, then it is time to take action and start doing something about this problem.  It is time for you to make a change and reduce cellulite and be happy in your own skin.

Treating blackheads with willow bark extract

Blackheads are a form of acne or as I say dirt on your skin.  No matter how many times I wash my face I still have to be treating blackheads.  They commonly appear on the face and especially on the nose.

Start a regimen each morning and at the end of the day.  It is recommended to wash your face at least twice a day.  If you are oil prone like me, then use oil- free cleansers that does not contain harsh chemicals for your face.  Treating blackheads is an everyday battle but you will see the difference with time.

After you wash your face, then you can follow the homemade treatment that this video instructs.  Willow bark extract is the main ingredient in this remedy so it is important to know if you are allergic to aspirin.  If you are allergic to aspirin, then I do not recommend you to do this remedy.

Apply a moisturizer or acne treatment product at the end of removing your blackheads.  Make sure that it has salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells and control excess oil.  The acne treatment will also prevent your pores getting clogged again and having another one form on your skin.

This may not work for everyone but I do recommend this remedy.  Otherwise, treating blackheads with strips can also help clear your face.  Try a method that works best with your skin.

Just remember that the key to treating blackheads is to wash your face at least twice a day.

 

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