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Good thoughts! I appreciated the advice. I already started. Yesterday I got my courage up to wear a pretty plum-colored lipstick. This morning I added eyeshadow & mascara. I think it looks pretty good, as I am no expert on makeup. It's really light!

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I think a little subtle makeup is fine at any age. A little eyeliner, blush & powder can go a long way for anyone.
It`s a little hard to advise colors without seeing you in person. I`d just stick to neutral or muted shades if you`re not used to wearing any. I don`t advise going to department stores to have a makeover, everytime I`ve done so I walked out looking like a circus clown. emoticon
Maybe if you have a friend or family member that wears nice looking makeup you could get advice from them of what might work well for you.

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Saturday was my 76th birthday. I had to play for a wedding, so I had a photographer come to the church before everyone got there and make my picture. When I saw the photo, I was shocked! I feel fine, but I looked so pale & drawn in the picture; my eyes had disappeared behind my glasses; you couldn't see my lips. I think I might need to start wearing some make-up. What do you guys think about make up for a person my age? And what kinds might be good...especially for problem skin which makes white heads sometimes???hat about colors????

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Thanks, I`ll check out the website! emoticon emoticon

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Woo Hoo PurplePeony Shea Moisture finally has their website up! You can get all their products online, in one place!

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Thank you for the tip.

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PurplePeony they are not...I wish they were! I can get the shampoo/comditioner at my Wal-Mart, my lotion at Target, the bath soap @ Bed Bath & Beyond and the oil & scrub online! Haha! It's crazy. I do need to check Ulta cause they just started carrying the product line. But that is a 40 mile trip for me so have to plan around when I have other stuff to do in Tulsa. But I am grateful I can find most of what I use in the stores. It was funny when I lived in Sacramento the Target right by my house carried everything I used. I have yet to find 1 store again that carries all.

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Wow I thought they were at all Walgreens. At Walgreens the SheaMoisture products are sometimes in the ethnic hair care section. Maybe you can ask the store manager to stock it....I`ve never purchased anything from the online store.

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PurplePeony I wish I could get the products at the Walgreens stores around here... Do they offer online with the BOGO? I'm so excited they just came out with a make up line, foundations, powders, etc...They are at Target. You can get the products online but it is hard to choose foundation online. Hoping a Target store in Tulsa will have them soon! emoticon

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Thanks for the link!

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Here`s an interesting article about that:

Can Drinking Water Really Take 10 Years Off Your Face?



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While we're talking about this-----I have never been a big water drinker. I've improved iin this since I have been losing weight. I can see a definite difference in my skin! Maybe it is flushing all the toxins out of my system!

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I love the SheaMoisture products too! Great natural ingredients & Walgreens often has them BOGO free! emoticon

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I love the SheaMoisture products (especially the ones infused with Frankincense & Myrrh). I use the shampoo & conditioner, the body soap, the oil for my facial moisturizer and the body lotion. The shampoo is so moisturizing I need hardly any conditioner. I am excited as they have now come out with a makeup line, foundations, powders, etc...

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emoticon I`m glad you`ve found something that works for you! I`ve never tried Burt Bee`s cosmetics only the lip balm..

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I have always had trouble with my skin! I had acne really badly in my teens. Now that I am in my 70's that had changed to white heads. I also had two basal cell carcinomas removed from my face in April, and they have been slow to heal. I have found a good product for me and one I can recommend. I use Burt's Bees cosmetics. I never put soap on my face anymore, but use their cleanser for sensitive skin followed by their moisturizer. It is helping those problem spots to disappear! I hope I will not have any by my birthday, as I want to get my picture made on that occasion! I have threatened my kids that I will get a tattoo on my 80th birthday. (Kidding, of course!)

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Oily Skin Dos and Don'ts~

How not to treat your oily skin is as important as the right way to care for it.

If your skin is oily, you may be bothered by the shine, greasy texture, and breakouts. But don’t blame the foods you’re eating. “There is no data to show that you will produce more oil if you consume things that are more oil-based,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University and medical director of the Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center in Baltimore. “The fact is that people who have oily skin were probably born that way. There is not much they did to get it and there is not much they can do to prevent it.”

Oily Skin Care Dos

The good news is there are several ways to manage oily skin, experts say:
Wash with salicylic acid. “Cleansers that contain salicylic acid penetrate into the pores and help remove fats that clog the pores and lead to blackheads,” says Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the University of Miami’s Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute.
Use a retinoid at night. Whether over-the-counter or prescription, retinoid products decrease oil production in the skin. “This helps reduce blackheads and may lower sebum production,” says Dr. Baumann.

Use oil-free foundations. To avoid creating more of a shine and potentially clogging pores, make sure your foundation is oil-free. Use a powder blush instead of a cream formula for the same reasons.

Use blotting paper. Washing your face during the day can be difficult, especially for women who wear makeup. Instead, dermatologists recommend blotting paper. “You can absorb the extra oil without washing your face, and they are not irritating to the skin,” says Dr. Kazin. Paper towels can be substituted in a pinch, but blotting paper is better because it contains a small amount of powder, which evens out skin color.

Oily Skin Care Don’ts

Knowing what not to do can be just as important as knowing how to properly care for your oily skin. Experts weigh in on what to avoid:

Don’t use creamy or milk cleansers. “These types of cleansers deposit unnecessary lipids — oils — on the skin, which can make you feel even oilier,” says Baumann. Better to stick with salicylic acid or glycolic cleansers, or gentle liquid cleansers such as Cetaphil.
Don’t moisturize. Even better than searching for the perfect oil-free moisturizer is ditching this step altogether. Instead, use a gel or serum with anti-aging ingredients. Baumann recommends Skinceutical CE Ferulic or Replenix CF serum.

Don’t rely on SPF powders. Most sunscreens are formulated in oil preparations that feel and look greasy, so for people with oily skin, SPF (skin protection factor) powders are tempting. But Baumann warns: “They do not have enough SPF, even if it says so on the label. To get the SPF stated on the label, you’d need to use 15 times the amount of powder you would normally use.”

Don’t overwash. Oily skin isn’t a hygiene problem, so extra cleansing isn’t the answer. “If you wash too much, you can strip your face of the essential oils that serve as a barrier to a lot of irritants,” Kazin says. “This can cause your face to become red and raw. It’s better to wash twice a day and use blotting paper when you feel shiny throughout the day.”

Knowing how to care for oily skin is important. Follow these tips to keep your skin in the best health possible: Healthy skin equals beautiful skin.

www.everydayhealth.com/skin-and-beau
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The Dry Skin Diet~


A diet rich in omega-3s and other healthy fats may help keep skin supple and hydrated.

If you have dry skin, you know that lotions and moisturizers help. But can certain dietary choices combat dry, itchy, scaly skin?

"The most important part of the skin barrier is lipids, including phospholipids, free fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides," says Amy Newburger, MD, an attending physician in the Dermatology Department at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center. "Skin without enough fat in it has a protein predominance and is kind of like a mess made just of twigs with no glue between them." Water easily escapes through a barrier without lipids, allowing skin to become dehydrated.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are necessary for the production of intercellular lipids — the "glue" between the "twigs" in the stratum corneum, or surface of the skin. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect on irritated skin. Two types of fatty acids that are "essential" — that is, they must be obtained through the diet — are omega-3s, and omega-6s.

Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines, as well as flaxseed oil, some types of eggs, and grass-fed beef. Evening primrose oil and borage seed oil, which are high in omega-6s, help hydrate the skin and prevent water from evaporating, says Leslie Baumann, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute. "If you don't like fish or are pregnant and can't eat it, omega-3 supplements are a good option." Most Americans get enough omega-6s through their diet because they're contained in corn and safflower oils.

While anecdotal success of fatty acids for alleviating dry skin has not been conclusively bolstered by research, several studies have shown significant positive effects: In a 2006 study of 50 patients with atopic dermatitis, 96 percent of those given capsules of evening primrose oil for five months showed notable reduction in intensity, itching, and dryness of the skin. In another study, of 29 elderly patients, borage seed oil supplements taken in pill form helped reduce water loss from the skin by 10.8 percent. And in a study of 118 infants with high risk of developing atopic dermatitis, those who were given borage seed oil and went on to develop the condition experienced a lower severity of the disorder than those in a placebo group. On the other hand, a 2006 meta-analysis of 22 studies that tested the effects of essential fatty acid supplementation found that no significant benefit was conferred on people with atopic dematitis by plant and fish oil supplements. More studies must be conducted before conclusions can be reached.

Vitamins and Minerals for Dry Skin

"Vitamin C is necessary for the function of the enzyme that causes collagen to form," says Dr. Newburger, "and collagen acts as a sponge for moisture."

Newburger adds that copper and zinc are also necessary. Together, vitamin C, zinc, and copper keep collagen denser, which in turn allows for plump, hydrated skin. "Any good multivitamin with trace minerals in it contains zinc and copper," says Newburger. Zinc has also been found to have anti-inflammatory effects, which is vital for maintaining smooth skin.

Caffeine, Alcohol, and Dry Skin

While consuming caffeine is unlikely to dehydrate you, it does make the blood vessels constrict, which is why it's used in eye creams (to reduce puffiness). "Long term, this means a reduced amount of blood flow and nutrients though the tissues," warns Newburger. "And if you don't have healthy circulation, you won't have age-appropriate cell turnover."

In the case of alcohol, Michele Murphy, a registered dietitian at NewYork Presbyterian–Weill Cornell Medical Center, explains that although it's a diuretic, you'd need to be severely dehydrated to experience any noticeable changes. "The average person having a glass of wine with dinner every night and maintaining adequate fluid intake is unlikely to see any real difference," she says. Contrary to popular belief, drinking large amounts of water does not affect skin. "The water we drink that's processed internally isn't going to impact the external look or feel of the skin," Murphy says. Instead, it's the skin's outer layer that is essential for keeping moisture in.

Don't Overdo It

If you're already eating a balanced diet with sufficient fats, adding more fats or taking supplements is not necessarily a quick fix for dry skin. "If you're deficient in fat or certain vitamins, it does have the potential to affect the look or feel of your skin," says Murphy. "But supplementing beyond what the body needs has not been shown to improve skin."

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I`ve been experimenting with different nail colors too!

I try to give myself a manicure and polish about once a week.

To keep polished nails looking great and chip resistant I recommend Seche Vite top coat (I got mine at Sally`s Beauty Supply) and Pink Armor Nail Gel (can be purchased at Walmart & Walgreens).

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I love using different color polish to come up with a unique color on my nails!

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emoticon Beauty TIP OF THE DAY! emoticon


Exfoliate with a body scrub once a week to slough off dead cells that make skin look dull. When skin is freshly exfoliated, lotion and oil are better absorbed.




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Six fixes for beautiful and happy feet~

Are you always embarrassed about removing your shoes because they smell? Do you always hide your feet from others’ view? We discuss some of the most common problems that affect our most used and abused appendages, and how to fix them.

Problem: Smelly shoes

What it is: No need to explain; we’ve all experienced it at some point.
Why you have it: Odour-causing bacteria thrive in dark, damp spaces, making your sweaty shoes an ideal environment.
How to get rid of it: Wear socks made of natural fibres and alternate between different pairs of shoes daily to give them time to dry. You can also spray them with Dettol or a special shoe spray designed to exterminate odour, sprinkle them with medicated foot powder or baking powder or simply pop them in a resealable bag and stick it in the freezer overnight. “The cold temperature will kill most odour-causing bacteria.

Problem: Smelly feet

What it is: Phew! Even if you throw your shoes out of the window, the smell won’t go away.
Why you have it: Most of the time, smelly feet are caused by infection. Tell-tale signs include yellow nails, blisters, flaky dry skin, peeling, itchy skin, rashes and red or white rough patches.

How to get rid of it: If you spot any of these, make an appointment with a doctor. The problem will only get worse if left untreated. If, however, your feet look okay but they just smell of rotten fish, there are some simple steps you can take: Lather up and scrub in between your toes when you shower; then let them dry off completely. Dust them with a deodorising foot powder or cornstarch to absorb moisture, or spray some deodorant/antiperspirant.

Problem: Corns and calluses

What it is: A callus generally refers to a more diffuse thickening of the skin, whereas a corn is thicker and more focalised. Most of the time the problem is just aesthetic, but sometimes it’s painful, infected and won’t stop getting bigger. If that’s the case, see a skin specialist.
Why you have it: Corns and calluses are the result of skin thickening in response to excessive pressure from tight footwear, for example, usually in combination with some friction.
How to get rid of it: After showering, use a pumice stone or foot file. Gently rub the toughened skin in one direction; if you go back and forth aggressively, you’ll just rip the skin and make it rougher. A special foot moisturiser with lactic acid, urea or alpha hydroxy acid should be used on a daily basis.

Problem: Fungus

What it is: Fungal infections of the feet (like athlete’s foot) can cause dry skin, redness, blisters, itching and peeling. Toenail fungus causes thick, brittle, discoloured yellow nails that can be painful under pressure.
Why you have it: The warm, dark and moist environment in our shoes is the ideal place for fungus to grow. Sometimes it can spread to the nail. An injury from football, for instance, can create a damaged portion of the toenail where fungus can easily get in.
How to get rid of it: Try an over-the-counter anti-fungal powder or cream, but if you don’t see results within two to four weeks, visit your doctor, who might prescribe an oral medicine. To prevent infections, keep your feet clean and dry by wiping down the area between your toes after showering and changing your shoes and socks regularly.

Problem: Ingrown toenails

What it is: Skin on the side of the toenail gets irritated causing swelling, odour, pain and redness.
Why you have it: We’d make a bet you were a little too aggressive with that nail trimmer.
How to get rid of it: Cut your nails in a gently rounded shape, and avoid hacking into the corners. If the skin does become inflamed, try soaking the toe for 10 to 15 minutes in warm water with Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) three times daily. If it’s not improving, you may need antibiotics or even a procedure to remove the offending portion of the nail.

Problem: Dried, cracked heels

What it is: The skin around the edges of the heel thickens. Sometimes it cracks, which can be pretty painful, especially if the cracks are deep enough and get infected.
Why you have it: From going barefoot or wearing sandals or flip-flops regularly.
How to get rid of it: Once your skin softens in the shower, use a foot file or pumice stone regularly. After toweling dry, lather on a good moisturiser. Do so right before bed and wear a pair of socks so the moisture will penetrate your feet while you sleep.


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I saw this article today. Maybe it can help.


Calm frizzy hair with this quick-fix~

Have unmanageable frizzy hair which refuses to tame down? Here is a quick-fix to your problem. Aloe vera treatment can help give a shine and soft texture that makes frizzy hair manageable. Simply get some aloe vera gel and apply it on your scalp and locks before you step out. This settles the hair as it works like hair gel and also forms a protective layer to prevent dirt, etc to settle on the hair. The gel also makes your hair look less dry.

The moisturising effect of aloe vera works even better when used in combination with other ingredients. For example, you can make a paste with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 3 tablespoons of curd and leave this on your hair for about half an hour. Or, you could collect a few hibiscus flowers, grind to a thick paste and to 2 teaspoons of this, and mix in half a cup of aloe vera gel and one teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the pack for an hour before washing your hair with a mild shampoo.

Some basic tips to take out the frizz from your hair:
•Use a good conditioner.
•Don’t wash your hair too much or use strong shampoos.
•Limit the use of styling tools which make the hair drier. This include hair dryers as well. Use them on a low setting and from a distance if you really have to blow-dry hair.
•Use a wooden comb to de-tangle your strands as it get rids of static which means less frizz and dryness.
•Trim your hair on a regular basis (say every two months) to get rid of the split-ends and also to calm the frizz.
•Don’t aggressively rub your strands with a towel. This will create more friction making them frizzier. Read more tips to manage frizzy hair.

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Amy, my former co worker told me she put lotion on her hair too. She had the thickest, healthiest hair. It was beautiful.

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For you it probably would. I don't know. You could give it a shot. Don't put the lotion on the scalp, just on the ends of the hair. Try it one day. It couldn't hurt. Since you wash it everyday, you would be washing it out anyway.

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Amy Beth, I have greasy/oily hair. Wouldn't body moisturizer just add to that? I have to wash my hair every day as it is. I sure like the idea of doing SOMEthing to counter the frizzies.

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I love what you have done to the team Peony!

I find that putting about a dime size drop of body moisturizing lotion to my hair after I shower, it is not frizzy after I dry it and I can comb it easily anytime later, plus it adds a shine without making it oily. My hair is naturally wavy so even after using top notch hair conditioner, it still gets natted up a little. Body lotion helps me with this.

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I don`t have wrinkles yet but for prevention I drink lots of water, keep my skin moisturized and I take a collagen supplement (Walmart has a great one... www.walmart.com/ip/Sanar-Wrinkle-For
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How to Prevent Wrinkles~

As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity, making it prone to wrinkles. Dermatologists have many tools for tackling those little lines that mark the passage of time. They include prescription creams, chemical peels, and Botox. But perhaps the best option is to protect your skin just as it is. This article will outline several ways you can prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place.

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Don't blame it on your genes. It's true that some people age more gracefully than others. And while scientists are beginning to gain a deeper understanding of how genetics can influence the aging process, they're also discovering how much your lifestyle choices can affect your genes. Your genes only govern 30% of how you age; the other 70% is up to you.


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Protect your skin from the sun. As you get older, the genes that control inflammation, the production and strength of collagen, and your skin's ability to retain water begin to behave in a way that encourages the formation of wrinkles. Those changes are caused by mutations which can either be point mutations or frame shift mutations. A study found that aged skin that hadn't been exposed to the sun had about 3,800 genetic mutations, while skin that had been exposed to the sun had around 10,000 mutations in the same genes! So if the risk of skin cancer isn't enough to get you to wear sunblock and wide-brimmed hats, let vanity persuade you. Women need to be careful while blocking sun rays. Vitamin D comes from the sun and is absorbed through the skin. Look up Vitamin D deficiency.

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Eat, drink, and slather on the antioxidants. When UV rays are absorbed by your skin, they create free radicals, which are volatile molecules. Those free radicals can latch onto your DNA and cause the mutations that cause wrinkles. Antioxidants help your body defend against free radicals. Combat wrinkles by eating foods and drinking beverages that contain antioxidants (pomegranates, acai, blueberries, green tea) and using creams or moisturizers that contain them.


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Wear sunglasses regularly. Not only will wearing sunglasses protect the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun, but it'll also help prevent squinting, which directly contributes to wrinkling.

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Sleep on your back to prevent sleep lines, which can eventually turn into wrinkles.


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Stop smoking. Heavy smokers are almost 5 times more likely to show excessive wrinkling than nonsmokers. Smoking can damage collagen, and the squinting and lip pursing that comes with smoking directly create wrinkles over time.


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Control your facial expressions. More animated expressions mean more creases, and creases eventually become wrinkles. It might be difficult, but try to do away with frowning, eyebrow raising, and squinting. Don't stop smiling or laughing, however. A genuine smile causes crow's feet around your eyes but the power of sincere joy against wrinkles may be stronger than the effects of not smiling...


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Be happy. In a study of female identical twins (i.e. people with the same genes), researchers found that divorced women looked older than their married or widowed twins, and women on antidepressants looked older than their twins who weren't.[6] It's unclear whether the antidepressants or the depression itself causes increased aging, but these findings imply that being in a happy relationship and having an optimistic, laid back approach to life might prevent wrinkles. At the very least, being happy will help you not care so much about the wrinkles!

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See a doctor when over-the-counter products fail to work and you are bothered by your indomitable wrinkles. Prescription retinoic acid can minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Wrinkles arising solely from excessive muscular contractions, such as forehead horizontal lines or crows' feet, should be injected with botulinum toxin. Deep wrinkles may need filler injections.



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I want a Clarisonic Mia. It`s an exfoliating skin brush.

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I also use a facial brush (very lightly!) only once every couple of weeks when I use my facial cleanser. If you use it too often, or scrub your face, you're asking for trouble. But used properly, a facial brush can help remove dead skin cells and 'deep' makeup and such. My face glows after I've used my brush.

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How to Remove Makeup


Makeup products make one more beautiful. They can hide imperfections such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne marks, and so on. However, if you do not remove makeup products before going to bed at night, they can irritate your skin. Makeup can also clog your pores, leading to whiteheads, blackheads, and acne. Removing the makeup in the evening allows your skin to breathe, absorb a moisturizer, and regenerate during the whole night. Most lipsticks contain chemicals. Some lipsticks can cause dark lips if you do not remove them properly. Leaving eye makeup on overnight can cause the cosmetic ingredients to get into the eyes, leading to several infections.

Removing makeup is an important step in your skin care regimen. It takes you just a few minutes to remove makeup products. To remove makeup from your face, you need a proper makeup remover designed for your skin types. Water and soap are not enough to remove makeup deeply from skin pores. Here are how to choose makeup remover that is suitable for your skin type and how to remove makeup properly.


◾Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin tends to get irritated easily so you have to make sure that makeup removal products are alcohol and fragrance free. Natural makeup removers such as olive oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil are effective to remove eye makeup. They also leave a thin layer of oil that prevents evaporation of water from the skin.


◾Makeup Remover for Dry Skin

Makeup removers for sensitive skin are also good for dry skin. Oil-based makeup removers work well for dry skin. If you have very dry skin, consider cleansing oil.
◾Makeup Remover for Oily / Acne-Prone Skin

Oil-based makeup remover isn’t always the best for people with oily and acne-prone skin. If you apply oil-based remover on oily skin, it can lead to breakouts. If you have oily skin, consider an oil-free remover. You can also choose a makeup remover which has tree tea oil in it. Tree tea oil has antibacterial properties that help fight again acne bacteria.


How to Remove Makeup

Start by removing your eye makeup. Be sure to use an eye makeup remover designed for the eyes. Apply eye makeup remover to a square cotton pad. A convenient way to remove eye makeup is to use makeup remover towelettes. They are very effective in removing waterproof eye makeup. Press down the pad soaked with the remover or towelette on eyelids and lashes. Let it soak in about 10-15 seconds. This will loosen the layers of eye makeup so you can avoid rubbing the skin or lashes too many times. Gently wipe the pad or towelette across eyes until the makeup dissolves completely. Be sure not to pull the skin around the eyes when removing makeup because this area is very delicate.

The next step is to remove your lipstick. Apply a small dab of petrolatum jelly to your lips, and softly rub it in with a tissue to loosen the lipstick. Gently wipe until your lips are clean. You can also use your eye makeup remover as a lipstick remover. Take a cotton swab and put a little lipstick remover on it. Gently rub the cotton over your lips.

There are two ways to remove makeup on the rest of your face – massaging and wiping. If you choose to massage, apply 5 dots of your remover on your dry face (forehead, noise, cheeks, and chin). Gently massage your face with circular motions for a minute. This will loosen all of your makeup and impurities. Then wipe with moist cotton wool.

If you choose to wipe, use a towelette or a cotton pad soaked with makeup remover. Gently wipe the face until clean. Remember not to stretch your skin.

After removing your makeup, wash the face with your regular cleanser and lukewarm water to remove makeup residue. After makeup has been removed, apply a nighttime moisturizer to lock in the moisture.

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Beauty TIP OF THE DAY:


Stop Your Hair Color From Fading
If you've just had your hair dyed, the last thing you want is for the color to fade. One surefire way to prevent such a mishap from happening? Use a deep-conditioning treatment once a month. This will help lock in color and has the added benefit of staving off dry and damaged locks.

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I push mine back sometimes but I never cut mine. Cutting them can cause problems.

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Thank you for the step-by-step instructions. I'm forever skipping the cuticle care part of things, and sure enough, my cuticles are not nice. emoticon

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How to Give Yourself a Manicure: Step-by-step Instructions

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1.Start by removing your old nail polish. You can choose an acetone-free polish remover if you have a light shade or an acetone remover for darker shades (acetones can be drying to the nails). To get rid of polish stuck in the corners of nails, use an orangewood stick with the end covered in cotton and dipped in nail polish remover.

2.Clip your nails straight across to the length you prefer, then file nails in one direction so the corners are slightly rounded. Finish off by filing with the fine-grade side. To ensure your nails are the same length after filing, line each nail up with its counterpart.

3.Apply cuticle remover to cuticles. See my list of the best cuticle creams. You can skip this step if you don't have cuticle remover or don't want to bother with it. I don't blame you.

4.It's important to soak nails before pushing back your cuticles. Prepare a nail soak by placing a few drops of jojoba or almond oil (in a pinch, any oils will do) in a bowl of warm water. Soak your hands for 5 minutes. Pat dry.

5.Now onto the cuticle prep. Twist a piece of water-moistened cotton onto the end of an orangewood stick and gently push back your cuticles. Unless you're a pro at it, I don't recommend cutting the cuticles because you risk nicking your skin (been there, done that and it's not fun). Use the orangewood stick to clean under each nail.

6.Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and clean nails. This preps your nails for the polish. You want to have as clean a surface as possible before applying polish.

7.Starting with the pinky finger, apply a thin base coat to all 10 fingers. A base coat protects your nails from the polish.

8.Now onto the fun part: the polish! When painting nails, the thinner the coat, the better. Try wiping one side of the brush on the bottle, then use the other side to paint nails. For best results, apply polish in 3 strokes: Down the center, down one side and then down the other.

9.Wait 2 minutes, then apply a second coat of polish. Prevent chips by brushing the polish over the edge and wrapping the polish under the nail.

10.Clean up any errant polish with an orangewood stick wrapped in cotton and moistened with polish remover.

11.Finish with a clear top coat. Let nails dry at least 20 minutes.


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