Firming, smoothing, tightening. These are all pretty self-explanatory. What about terms like brightening? Toning? Will it make my skin color lighter? Does it involve makeup or sparkles? Is it safe? All good questions. Brightening products are meant to “brighten” dark spots. It has ingredients that are supposed to help minimize the appearance of dark marks on your skin that have resulted from acne, sun exposure, … Continue reading Skin-Brightening Ingredients Aren’t What You Think. They’re Better!
Admittedly, the term “peel” is rather frightening. Who in their right mind would want to do something to your skin that would make it PEEL? Nevermind PAY for it! Well, ladies, that’s probably because it doesn’t make your face peel. I mean, think about it. Would thousands of women from around the globe be doing this if it really melted your face off like that guy … Continue reading A “Peel” By Any Other Name Would Still Be Awesome
Exfoliation is such a buzzword in skincare now, and there are a ton of options out there. Just because there are a billion out there it doesn’t mean you have to use them all. Some are better than others with regard to skin type, concern, desire, and personal preference. Mechanical Exfoliation: Mechanical (or physical) exfoliation involves tiny granules, like sugar, coffee, etc. that literally scrub away … Continue reading Mechanical vs. Chemical Exfoliation
Skincare Routine 1) Double Cleanse: First Cleanse You might be thinking, wait, first? I have to cleanse more than once? Frankly, yes. Yes you do. This is the concept of Double Cleansing, which you may or may not have heard of. Double cleansing is a way of cleansing your face twice to ensure that all dirt, oil, and makeup have been removed. It’s not just … Continue reading A Complete Guide to A Complete Skincare Regimen (All Steps not Required!)
Face, eyelid, lash, and lip primers. Oh my! From my experience, I find a lot of women aren’t quite sure what to do with al these primers. Do I really need them? What do they do? Which one should I choose? As primers are a “relatively” new concept to many, it’s completely understandable that these foreign things might first seem like a mere gimmick brought … Continue reading Prime(r) Time