To Fight Pollution

Breaking (Bad!) News! : According to a recent study, women who live in cities, age faster than women who don’t.
Why ? The study showed conclusive evidence that urban skins are exposed to greater pollution, an aggressive factor for both the skin and lungs, increasing oxidative stress.
This causes skin to become dehydrated faster and can cause skin sensitivity and dullness.
Add to that, air conditioning, tobacco use, stress and sleep deprivation, and the end result is radiance and flexibility.

1. Clean Your Skin

  • First, you have to clean your skin morning and evening, to remove all the minuscule particles. Some particles are tougher to remove them. Opt for a soft creamy makeup remover, then follow with an alcohol free toning lotion.

2. Hydration

Pollution is not friendly to the skin. It is important to take care of it, by moisturizing it as much as possible. The goal is to calm the polluting effects and improve the skin’s natural defences. The more the skin is moisturized, the more toxins have a hard time penetrating the skin. Each morning, use a serum followed by a moisturizer that contains antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin C.

3. The Skin Shield

For perfect protection against the elements, some brands offer a misting spray to apply during the day, even over makeup. It creates an impermeable barrier against toxins and protects soothes and hydrates your skin.

The Emergency Routine

Once a week, it is important to use this emergency step for a healthy glow

Step 1 : Start with a gentle makeup remover, to remove all the impurities accumulated during the day or night out.

Step 2 : Apply a gentle exfoliant to remove dead cells and built up dirt and toxins. To optimize the exfolation process you can also use a super soft brush.

Step 3 : Follow up with a light steaming to liberate your pores. You can opt for a sauna or simply use a bowl of hot steaming water under a towel for that steaming effect.
Do this for 10 minutes, you can also add a couple of drops of tea tree essential oil, as this will increase the purifying effect. It is natural and soothing for the skin.

Step 4 : Use a clay based mask to help draw out any and all impurities.

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Keep your tan

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Holidays are finished and your asking : How Can I keep my tan ?

Here are some tips that can help you..

 

Hydrate your skin 

After any sun exposure, hydrate your skin for perfect regeneration, and avoid peeling skin. Apply moisturizer for body and face or an oil.
If you want to cheat a little, you can use an after sun moisturizer with a tanning action to extend it the life of your tan.

Scrub your skin

Once your tanned, use a soft scrub to exfoliate your skin, once a week.
The goal : To remove dead cells and make your skin glow !

100% Beta-Carotene :

Consume food containing Beta-Carotene within moderation like carrots, spinach, parsley, melon… Their natural skin enhancing qualities are undeniable.

To cheat, use self tanner :

Ten days after your return, apply self tanner on your body and repeat twice a week. To achieve a natural look, choose the right shade and you have to know how to apply it.
You can also try spray tanning in our beauty store Kirsch Cosmetic studio
-> http://www.kirschcosmeticstudio.com/
It is really safe and not harmful for the health

Take Care of your tan from the inside :

Certain food supplements are known to nourrish your skin and can therefore extend the life of your tan.
You can stat taking them before going on holidays, but it’s never too late to start. You can even use them 15 days after you’ve returned from your vacation.

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10 beauty tips from around the world

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The avocado : A beauty tip from Colombia

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For dull hair, we use avocado.

This fruit is rich in proteins, vitamins, iron and amino acids.
Moreover, it contains a natural oil that works miracles with split ends.

Perfect recipe for an avocado mask :
– Mix avocado flesh with 2 eggs and 2 olive oil spoons
– Apply on hair length, massage into hair
– Let it sit 30 minutes to intensify the effects

This imported tip is cheap and very effective.

 

The Henna : From Iran and Mesopotamia

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Henna is an herbal substance that is used to color your hair or for tattoos.

Henna is a natural alternative for hair coloring, it can add a warm shimmery hue to your natural color or can be bought without coloring pigments in order to bring brightness and volume to yout hair.
People with oivy hair can benefit the best from this hair product.

Jojoba oil  : From Mexico

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This natural oil protects the skin from external aggressions and is a natural antiwrinkle treatment for mature skin, protecting it from dehydration with its nourrishing qualities if moisturizes hydrates and protects.

The Greek yogurt :

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The famous greek yogurt is richer in vitamins and minerals than a classic yogurt. We can use it for a beauty mask, spreading the yogurt on your face and leaving it for 10 minutes, the skin will be as sweety as a soft Goddess.

 

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Saving our Skin

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An unhealthy lifestyle, fatigue and pollution can be harmful to your skin.
Here are some tips to keep your skin in tip top shape!

N°1 : Scrub! 

Used twice a week, a scrub will help to eliminate the dead skin cells on your body. Using a scrub will also help the skin care products be more readily absorbed. you’ll be amazed at how much softer your skin is after you scrub!

N°2 : Eat Fruit!

When you incorporate fruit into your diet, you are helping your skin get the boost it needs. For this result you have to choose fruit rich in vitamin C. This essential nutrient allows the skin to produce collagen which are proteins in muscle fibres which give skin its strength

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N°3 : Hydrate!

Once your skin is clean, apply a hydrating cream or moisturizer on your face and body with lots of  moisturizing agents like shea butter or argan oil. It’s an important step to help  avoid wrinkles on your face and chest.

N°4 : Beware of Glycemic Index! 

If you eat foods with a high glycemic index also known as ” quick-release sugars” it stimulates insuline production. Too much insuline production creates excess sebum production which block the cells and affect the skin condition, so choose wisely!

N°5 : Avoid Sun Exposure!

We all know this but it’s hugely important to the condition of your skin. Spending a lot of time exposed to the sun damages the skin, Using a sunscreen to protect your skin from the UV-A and UV-B rays will keep your skin safe and help avoid the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.

N°6 : Night Cream!

During the night all is calm. Skin rests in the dark, in an ambience where the temperature and the degree of humidity stays constant. During this quiet time the skin is more receptive to nourishment. Your night cream will help your skin regenerate and compensate for the deficiencies wich appear over time.

N°7 : Balanced nutrition!

The skin needs essentials nutrients :

– Vitamins A C and E  are antioxidants. They protect your skin by trapping free radicals attacking your skin.

– Trace elements (also antioxidants)

– Copper ( improves skin elasticity)

– Zinc ( improves cell regeneration and healing)

N°8 : Water Water Water!

Drink to hydrate your body but also to clean and remove the toxins that keep skin from being beautiful.

There are 3 rules which will make it easy :
1. When you leave the house in the morning take a 1L bottle of water with you and try to finish it.
2. Drink at least a glass of water 20 minutes before each meal.
3. If you can’t drink lots of water, try the herbal teas or green tea. These beverages contribute to your hydratation.

 

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10 BAD HAIRS ADVICES

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  1. Cut your hair yourself :

It can be tempting to cut your bangs yourself when you don’t want to wait until your next haircut appointment.

Different methods you find on the internet can be risky, so be careful !

 

  1. Using lemon to lighten you hair without damaging it

Usually we think that using naturals products is better for our hair but it’s not always the case.

You may end up with a lot of damage using lemon juice to lighten your hair

3. Don’t worry about accessories :

Just like we change our toothbrushes without waiting until it is broken or worn out.
It’s important to clean all our accessories and change our hairbrush.

4. The hair can support a lot of heat without protection

The heat and the sun are the enemies of the hair. However, if we want to use the hot tools we have to follow this advice :

  • We should not use a hair dryer, straightener or curling iron too regularly.
  • We should always use protective spray

5. Brush the hair when it is wet

We should refrain from touching our hair when it is wet as becomes more sensitive and prone to breakage

6. The ponytails and buns don’t damage the hairs

To have hair flying in our face is really annoying…

Ponytails and buns can harm the hair causing breakage and growth can be affected.

7. Hair is affected by what we eat

If we miss a meal, our bodies suffer and in the end, surprisingly it takes a toll on our hair as well.

 8. Properly detangling you hair.

When we are pressed for time we grab the brush to detangle quickly but it’s not always the best solution.

If we have knots, the least painful way to remove them is to start at the bottom of the hair and work our way up

9. Dry shampoo shouldnt be used in moderation

Today, dry shampoo has recently become a big trend. We have to remember to use it carefully as it can cause residue left on the hair, even after its washed, so this can lead to damage.

10. The sun doesnt damage the hair

Whether at the beach or in the city, we should take care of our hair after sun exposure, using a repair mask after each sunny day.

 

 

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5 BEAUTY STAR SECRETS :

These 5 beauty stars inspire us and thanks to them, we can view on screen their how they look, but sometimes we are surprised when they talk of their beauty secrets.

Here are some of their odd yet revealed beauty secrets?

  1.  Suki Waterhouse 

The girlfriend of Bradley Cooper advises that for her to have beautiful wavy hair, she drinks a lot Coke. In the magazine US weekly, She explained that by drinking coke her hair became more disheveled, less calm and more volume.

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  1. Lady Gaga :

Can be as oddly unique as a performer as she is in her personal life. To remove her make up she uses adhesive tape. It’s not something to be  practiced and the skin doesn’t really appreciate this.

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  1. Jennifer Lopez :

The JLo secret to staying slim, she claims sniffing grapefruit oil at 20 minute intervals helps her to reduce the feeling of hunger.

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  1. Sandra Bullock

The actress uses an anti-Hemorrhoid cream under the eyes to reduce the dark circles and puffiness. This actually does work but do not apply too close to the eye itself.

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  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt :

The actress uses toothpaste to fight against breakouts and pimples. It’s not the best solution as it can burn the skin and create some redness.

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What do you do about Dry skin ?

Today, we have the honor to publish an article written by Cassie Brewer.

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This pretty woman with natural redhead, is a makeup artist, attended Make-up Designory School, Burbank in 2011.

Does makeup for independent shorts weddings fashion shows and parties. Cassie enjoys traveling, and dreams of residing in the South of France.

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Cassie’s Guest Blog Post:

Dry skin that’s rough, flaky and chafing can be uncomfortable and unsightly. What do you do about dry skin?

Sunlight and heat both contribute to your skin’s overall quality and dryness: tanning can lead to chapped skin that leads to ashiness. Drinking enough water is also important for keeping your skin cells healthy and hydrated. Dry skin can also be genetic \, or a result of your genes, like hair color or nose shape.

Having dry skin does not have to be a stress causing event, nor does it have to be costly to fix. In fact, you may be able to treat your dry skin at home.

Natural

While seeing a dermatologist can usually help persistent problems, it also means more time and over-medicating. Going to a doctor means medicated creams, pills, or other treatments. Using store-bought products is like choosing a cure out of an array of seemingly equal products. Either of these options can be a guessing game complete with repeated expenses or a long waiting period for doctor’s appointments.

Natural ingredients mean less guessing on what will work. Just as fruits and vegetables are what we consider to be healthy and fulfilling for our bodies in terms of sustenance, these things and more can be beneficial to other areas of our body, like the skin. Using a homemade remedy can often cure minor aches and pains, and it’s a delightful surprise when something so simple solves these problems without a doctor’s note.

Making your own skin treatments is great if you’re suffering more occasional dry skin or during cold weather seasons. Habitual dry skin can be rooted in a more persistent problem like ecsema or psoriasis that are extreme cases.

Whole Foods

Using whole foods can be a great restorative choice as well as healthy for your diet. Natural items still contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients contained in skincare products without the excess chemicals or processing.

Natural sources of ingredients sourced from sustainable or GMO-free locations is a great way to start when it comes to homemade recipes. Choosing organic as well limits your skin’s exposure to any harmful pesticides or GMOs used in treating farm plants to bring a load to the table. Make your own skin treatments out of combination of a variety of items that help with dry skin and its effects:

  • Avocado
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Banana
  • Egg yolk or white

Mash up your ingredients to form a paste, and add a small amount of water so that the ingredients blend together. Bathe or wash beforehand and  be sure your face clean and dry before applying the mixture. Once applied, let the masque sit until dry before removing. For a deep moisturizing effect, leave on all night.

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Perks of using these sources is that your skin gets treated to a host of vitamins and minerals that are also of noticeable benefit as well. For example, contributing citrus fruit into your recipe gives you greater sources of vitamin C, which promote skin brightening and elasticity.

Take a little time to take care of your skin with natural remedies. Say goodbye to dry skin with treatments right out of your kitchen.

Dry skin that’s rough, flaky and chafing can be uncomfortable and unsightly. What do you do about dry skin?

Sunlight and heat both contribute to your skin’s overall quality and dryness: tanning can lead to chapped skin that leads to ashiness. Drinking enough water is also important for keeping your skin cells healthy and hydrated. Dry skin can also be genetic \, or a result of your genes, like hair color or nose shape.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Having dry skin does not have to be a stress causing event, nor does it have to be costly to fix. In fact, you may be able to treat your dry skin at home.

Natural

While seeing a dermatologist can usually help persistent problems, it also means more time and over-medicating. Going to a doctor means medicated creams, pills, or other treatments. Using store-bought products is like choosing a cure out of an array of seemingly equal products. Either of these options can be a guessing game complete with repeated expenses or a long waiting period for doctor’s appointments.

Natural ingredients mean less guessing on what will work. Just as fruits and vegetables are what we consider to be healthy and fulfilling for our bodies in terms of sustenance, these things and more can be beneficial to other areas of our body, like the skin. Using a homemade remedy can often cure minor aches and pains, and it’s a delightful surprise when something so simple solves these problems without a doctor’s note.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Making your own skin treatments is great if you’re suffering more occasional dry skin or during cold weather seasons. Habitual dry skin can be rooted in a more persistent problem like ecsema or psoriasis that are extreme cases.

Whole Foods

Using whole foods can be a great restorative choice as well as healthy for your diet. Natural items still contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients contained in skincare products without the excess chemicals or processing.

Natural sources of ingredients sourced from sustainable or GMO-free locations is a great way to start when it comes to homemade recipes. Choosing organic as well limits your skin’s exposure to any harmful pesticides or GMOs used in treating farm plants to bring a load to the table. Make your own skin treatments out of combination of a variety of items that help with dry skin and its effects:

  • Avocado
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Banana
  • Egg yolk or white

Mash up your ingredients to form a paste, and add a small amount of water so that the ingredients blend together. Bathe or wash beforehand and  be sure your face clean and dry before applying the mixture. Once applied, let the masque sit until dry before removing. For a deep moisturizing effect, leave on all night.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Perks of using these sources is that your skin gets treated to a host of vitamins and minerals that are also of noticeable benefit as well. For example, contributing citrus fruit into your recipe gives you greater sources of vitamin C, which promote skin brightening and elasticity.

Take a little time to take care of your skin with natural remedies. Say goodbye to dry skin with treatments right out of your kitchen.

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Protect your skin in the city, it is possible !

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 Why the sun in the city is bad for your skin ?

Even if you do not go to the beach for holidays, you have to protect your skin from the sun, because even in the city, through the clouds, the sun is dangerous.

Firstly, in the city, the sun accelerates sun damage and the UVA rays are to blame for premature aging. The prime time frame to stay out of the sun is 12 a.m until 4pm, the UV rays are the strongest at that time.

 Secondly, when the weather is hot, the pores expand, it’s an open door to the outdoor pollution which grows with the heat. Very present in the city, the pollution is also responsible for the skin premature aging.
Solutions can be the following:

Solution n°1 : Use sunscreen.
Apply sunscreen to bare skin. It needs to be reapplied throughout the day, once is not enough. SPF is your sun protection factor and this is what it means, if your skin typically burns in 20 minutes you multiply 20 times the SPF labeled on your cream and that is how many minutes you can be in the sun without burning then you must reapply.

Solution n°2 : Use makeup with SPF.
Powder, foundation… Nowadays we find lots of products with sunscreen filters to protect our skin. But it’s just makeup, they cannot be used by themselves to fight against the UV radiation if you are out walking for more than 30 minutes.

Solution n°3 : A facial treatment.
There are specialty treatments which contain anti-pollution filters, to apply as base to your  makeup routine.

Solution n°4 : Fortunately, there are brands that add SPF to their products to protect our skin from the UV-A and UV-B. In these products we find a SPF, an anti-pollution ingredient, an antioxidant… These new products create a radiant, luminous and natural complexion for 12 hours.
In the city, SPF30 is the minimum must for fair and mature skin.

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5 Smart Nail Tips

 dreamstime_m_29905338We don’t often talk about the nails, but for this Tip of the Week, summer seems the right time!

This is how you can have beautiful nails:

 Advice n°1 – Apply a hydrating cream :

Apply on your hands and nails after every time you wash your hands.
You should choose a cream that suits your skin, neither too oily nor too sticky…

Advice n°2 – Massage your hands with specialty oil :
Before going to the bed, massaging your hands and around the nails, nourishes your skin, stimulates your blood circulation and skin regrowth. Oil is perfect to remove or soften the dryness around your cuticles. You can use Olive, Jojoba, Almond or Avocado oils as an example.

Advice n°3 – File your nails :
You can choose between 3 nail files :
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According to a manicure expert, file your nails in one direction to prevent breakage.

Advice n°4 – Limit wearing Nail Polish to one week per month :

Only apply nail polish once a month. To protect your nails, avoid picking or biting. This will remove your natural protective surface.

Advice n°5 – Use a remover without acetone :

Acetone free remover will prevent dehydration.
Wash your hands after each application to eliminate the chemical residue.

 

 

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TIP OF THE WEEK :                How to create soft fuller lips ?

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– Practice lip gymnastics :

it Seems strange this is a real solution; practicing lip gymnastics allows you to have a meaty mouth.
Contract your lips and push forward as if you want to kiss and keep this position intensively for the maximum time, Release and start again repeating 10 times.

 

 

– Colour your lips with pencil before the balm :

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Brush your lips

All the morning, massage of your lips with a soft toothbrush. The brushing will eliminate all dead skin and reactivate the blood circulation and make your lips kissably soft.
You can add a little bit honeyon to exfoliate with your toothbrush.

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If you have smalls lips, use a natural concealer before applying lipstick, it will help the lipstick to stay , nourrish the skin and give a full effect.

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