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Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin

One of the biggest hurdle during the warm months is keeping your skin hydrated. While staying out in the sun for a long duration is not ideal, even indoors, our skin is still assaulted by the heat. No one wants to have dry flaky skin or an enflamed one due to the rising degrees.

milk-glass-frisch-healthy-46520If you’re an individual who has seriously dry skin or having a skin condition, warm months spell more inconvenience for you. Rest assured, in this article, there are various moisturizers to ease the discomfort for summer.

If you’re hoping to try out some moisturizing products in the market, here are some notable names you’d want to remember:

  • From Benefit, they have the Total Moisture Facial Cream which aids in giving you a refreshed complexion while also providing your skin protection from dirt.
  • Not only does it give a whole day glow, the Philosophy Hope in a Jar moisturizer keeps your skin quenched for quite a long duration.
  • Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Hydrator is also a very good choice to aid you on moisturizing your skin. Due to its consistency, it’s easily absorbed by your skin and provides a thorough hydration while leaving a smooth finish.

If commercialized moisturizers are not your cup of tea, don’t you worry, there are also some natural moisturizers for a more organic approach to skin care regimen.

  • Milk has always been known to be great for your skin. While it is ideally used for skin whitening due to the lactic acid, milk has soothing properties which can aid in sorting out inflamed dry skin.
  • If you’re a big fan of honey, then you’re in luck. Honey is a famous natural moisturizer that is loaded with a lot of good stuff such as being an anti-microbial, and antioxidant.

With these moisturizers, you’re sure to enjoy the warmer days without having to be inconvenienced by dry skin.

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Dermatologists Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

Cancer is a medical concern that has plagues the community in the past two decades. With so many versions of the disease sprouting, there’s only so much that modern medication can do to answer the disease. While we can’t always find the cure to cancer, we can try to avoid it.

girl-1506653_1280One of the most aggressive forms of cancer is skin cancer. You’d be surprised to know that a constant exposure to the sun’s harsh rays can raise the chances of getting skin cancer. This leads to the concern that constant sunbathing and your trips to the tanning salon can indeed put you at risk.

While we can’t always control the scope of the sun’s damage, there are some times you can keep in mind to lessen the possibilities of getting skin cancer.

– Apply sunscreen as often as you can. Sunscreen helps shield your skin from the harsh rays. If you’re the outdoor type of individual, you’ll want to lather yourself in sunscreen. It’s also important to remember that sunscreen needs to be set for at least 30 minutes. You’ll have to reapply every two or three hours; more often if you’re sweating a lot. It’s ideal to make use of a broad spectrum sunscreen for better protection.

– Want a tan? Self tanners are you best bet to getting the bronze tone. Self tanners do not rely on the sun’s rays or make use of UV rays. In fact, certain self tanners contain organic ingredients to help your skin get the lovely shade of brown.

– If you’re heading out in a sunny day, cover up. While it’s going to be uncomfortable, coverage lessens the chances of the sun damaging your skin.

– Don’t loiter too long under the sun, especially between 10 am to 4 pm.

Cancer is a disease that is constantly evolving so it’s best to take better care of yourself especially with how warm the days are turning out to be.

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Applying Airbrush Foundation and Shades of Makeup

First of all, always ensure your skin is clean and dry before applying makeup. Wash your face with cleanser and apply moisturizer. Allow your skin to dry fully. Always apply concealer before applying your foundation. If you conceal on top of foundation you will ruin it.

Airbrush FoundationSet your compressor to L or M (L for Low and M for Medium). Low is better for beginners but you should work your way to medium. Shake the foundation well to mix. Use only 6-10 drops of makeup. Before applying makeup to the skin, test the airbrush on the back of your hand or a paper/tissue to ensure it is not blocked and it’s functioning properly.

You are now ready to apply foundation to your face. Between 6-12 inches away from your skin, start by using circular motions to apply the foundation evenly. Ensure that you do the same number of passes on both sides. Remember to watch for the right color to appear not for when the makeup is on your skin.

Decide when you have achieved the best coverage. You do not need to go overboard, especially if you are contouring and highlighting. If you make too many passes, the result will look “cakey”. The result should be even and glowing.

Always continue the foundation naturally down the neckline so there are no sudden changes in tone. You will find this easier with an airbrush than with traditional makeup.

Caution: Don’t spray the eyes and don’t exhale the makeup!

  • Applying shades of makeup

Unlike traditional makeup, it can be layered without creating any problems. But for this to happen, leave the first layer to dry and reapply when it is dry. Also, while it’s easy to correct mistakes in traditional makeup, it is a bit of a problem to do the same in airbrush makeup. So use little bits of makeup each time so that you don’t need to over apply. This is very important for blushes and highlights amongst others.

Always practice on a piece of paper. Practice mixing the shades  as these will create the best looks.Use small bursts of makeup on selected areas for better control. There are many types of airbrush makeup like water-based, alcohol based, silicon based and polymer-water based. Choose the best one for your skin type.

Remember not to mix up formulas. Alcohol and silicon don’t dry on the same pace! Practice yourself in measurements so that you will not waste makeup!

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Beautiful Ways to Apply Airbrush Tattoo

Nowadays, young generations as well as elderly people are crazy about body paints and tattoos! Airbrush body paints are non-toxic, water-based, and quick drying. That is why, they are most preferred for making temporary tattoos. Compared with the permanent cosmetic tattoo, airbrush painting is a much preferred choice. It is just made by spraying the paint with airbrush. In this kind of art, you don’t have to worry about the pain and discomfort when doing a permanent tattoo.

What you will need is the paint of your choice and your Airbrush system! Regarding about the ink, the viscosity and safety of the additives should be considered when buying them. The compressor of the Airbrush system has 3 speed options (depending on the machine you purchase). You can switch between the 3 speed options: L for low, M for medium and H for high. You can also play with the trigger so as to get the right amount of solution you want the airbrush to blow. It is all up to you!

expocosmetica-1311802_1280Now you can experiment with body paints using your Airbrush System! Body paints usually remains for few days or about a week, hence, it is considered as temporary body art. Usually, the paints are water-based products, and can be easily cleaned with body oils. As being said, body paints are non-toxic and dries within few seconds. There are available ready-to-apply body paints in the market, so can easily purchase them from any cosmetic store. You can even prepare the paint on your own, it’s all up to you!

Here are simple steps and tips you can follow:

  1. Start of by thinking of what design you want being painted on. You can look up to the internet and magazines for ideas or you can make up on your own. Let your creative mind do the work!
  2. If you can, find a friend or an artist to help you.
  3. When everything’s set, change to the clothes that you will be painted in. Some people choose to wear something while being painted while others choose to be completely nude.
  4. Depending on what parts you are painted, you may need to move into different positions from time to time. Some paintings may take longer depending on the complexity. Some may take minutes while more complex ones could take hours to complete.
  5. Allow the paint to dry completely, and enjoy your look!
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Fresh Juice to Nourish Your Skin

With the summer heat doing so much damage your skin, there are just so much products to apply to keep your skin in tip top condition. Some of the season’s ideal approach would be to make use of copious amounts of moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Another matter would be using sun tan to avoid further damage when you’re out and about under the sun.

beverage-15706_1280With so many products making use of various unknown chemicals, you’re not the only whose been quite keen on what they apply on their skin. A good alternative to keep your skin in check is to make use of fresh juice. While you don’t really need to apply this particular juice to the skin itself, using fresh and natural juices from fruits and vegetables can help your body be at its best.

If you’re eager to know just what juices (be it a drinking kind or those that can be applied to your skin) you can make use to keep your body at its best, during summer or any other season, you can refer to the listed juices to complement your lifestyle:

  • You can make use of carrots, grapefruits, papaya and cucumber to help fight off the skin’s signs of aging.
  • If you’d like to moisturize your skin, you can add in some lettuce.
  • Lemon helps in lightening your skin while tomato aids in controlling oily skin.
  • If you’d like to exfoliate your skin, you can make use of apple, milk, lemon and even grapes. You can also remove dead skin and blackheads with these ingredients.
  • Yogurt helps in exfoliating your skin but aids in strengthening your skin due to the amino acids it contains.
  • Don’t hesitate on using cucumber in your juices, there’s a reason why cucumber slices are great to soothing the skin around your eyes.

It’s best to let the juice set on your skin before washing it off with lukewarm or cold water. This will aid your skin on absorbing much of the juice’s nutrients to help nourish your skin.

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Daily Lip Care Tips

Summer is coming. While that can spell a lot of fun to most individuals, it can be quite a tedious time for your body. One of the most common mishaps is having unsightly chapped lips. While it’s not really a common practice to be quite keen on the amount of care your lips need, summer tends to turn up the notch on the temperature causing more damage to your body.

One of the biggest damaging factor is the sun; consistent exposure to the sun not only causes you to tan but also aid in increasing the chances of getting skin cancer. No one really wants to go through the ordeal of having cancer thus it’s always best to take better care of yourself.

lipstick-850597_1280Due to the heat and the tedious task of taking care of one’s self during summer, we miss out on taking care of our lips. It’s not actually that difficult to take better care of our lips and here are some things you should do well to remember:

  • Make use of an SPF rich lip balm or lipstick. With our modern age, SPF is no longer limited to sunscreen or even lotion. Our lips are quite sensitive therefore they need their fair share of protection too.
  • Water is the key. With the temperature reaching new heights, your body tends to use up a lot of water to keep it cool. On most cases, this makes your lips dry out easily. Always remember to keep yourself hydrated by having a bottle of water at hand.
  • If your lips do happen to tan in the course of the season, you can make use of lemons or even milk to aid in making them lighter. These ingredients have natural bleaching agents that not only aid in lightening the tone but also provided the much needed vitamins to help your lips gain a better color.

Your lips are a big part of your appearance and your overall appeal; therefore it’s almost a sin to miss out on pampering them.

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What Tanning Experts Say About Unwanted Self Tanning Streaks

Getting yourself a tan can be a big step to the much needed boost in confidence. In fact, having a tan is one of the most ideal approaches to achieving a better look. While you can try to cook yourself a tan in your local tanning salon or bathe under the sun for hours on end, using a self tanner is the most ideal way of earning the bronze tone.

bikini-1230511_1280Why is that? Self tanners aid your skin on getting a tan without the need of UV rays exposure. Studies have been conducted around tanning with UV rays and they’ve proven to be quite dangerous; going as far as to inciting cancer on the individual. While that is a grim thought, self tanners have their share of tricky applications. If it’s your first time or you’re a regular, there are still some circumstances that might cause to botch up a good tanning session. With the aid of some experts, here are some tips to guide you to making the best out of your tan:

Before

– Exfoliating before application is the key.

– You’ll have to avoid putting on some moisturizers or lotions since they will block out the self tanner from your skin. These topical hydrators provide a layer of moisture that clashes with the self tanning agent.

During

– Don’t get too active. If you get too active and cause yourself to sweat too much, chances are the self tan will run causing a lot of streaking. If it’s really humid, try to chill in a cool place or wait for the temperature to go lower. You’ll want to avoid any form of sweat for 6 hours since application.

– Never use your bare hands. No one wants to have really orange hands so make the most out of the tanning mitts.

After

– Avoid the pool as best as possible. The chlorine in the swimming pool acts as a bleaching agent so diving into it as soon as the tan sets will surely cause some discoloration in various places.

– Never forget to moisturize. No one likes to see flaky, tan skin.

With these tips to guide you, you’ll get through the streaky approach to self tanning and enjoy the bronze color without having to soak up those pesky UV rays.

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Home Remedies To Prevent And Take Care Of Sunburns

With the hotter days rolling on our calendar, the climate can cause a lot of people to be giddy about tanning under the sun or the consistency of trips to the beach. With these agendas in mind, one can’t help but think of the chances of enjoying their day. While we do tend to enjoy the bulk of these days, we wake up to a sore patch of skin that has been damaged due to the consistent assault of the sun. Or in better terms, we’ve got our share of sunburns.

beach-455752_640Sunburns are the end result of our skin being burned from too much exposure from the sun. This usually happens when you’ve been swimming for hours on end by the beach or lying under the sun for quite some time. No matter what the cause of the painful skin is, it’s always a good idea to know what you can do to avoid and what you need to do to treat it.

Avoid Burning your Skin Too Long

It’s always best to be familiar on how to avoid getting a nasty sunburn.

  • Try to apply a lot of sun tan on your body and re-apply every two – three hours.
  • You’ll need to take in a lot of antioxidants rich food such as broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits and etc.).
  • If you’re dressed to work but consistently going around under the sun, try to wear long sleeves and pants. While this is a hot approach, covering up your skin offers less chances of getting a sunburn.

When You’ve Got the Burn Going

  • Cool down. It’s best to stay in the shade to avoid further aggravating your skin. Make use of cold compresses on burned areas to prevent them from further damage.
  • If blisters appear, avoid popping them. If they happen to break, make sure to put some antibiotic ointment on them to avoid infection.
  • You’ll want to skip on tight clothing since it will continuously aggravate your skin and be quite a painful experience.
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Things We Miss Out When Using a Sun Tan

Sunscreen or sun tans are a common application on our skin when we go to the beach or spend a long day under the sun. At times, we think that having some sunscreen is good enough to block out the harmful effects or even the possible discoloration of your skin due to the consistent exposure under the sun. Whatever the reason is, we’ve come to believe that sun tans are the best defense to prevent blistering sunburn.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

However, we’ve actually been doing things wrong. Despite the many directions that sun tans provide in their bottles, there are specific tips to remember to make the most out of these topical applications:

– Sun tans work a good 10-20 minutes after they have been applied. This means you’ll need to get them absorbed into your skin before you dive into the waters. Additionally, since the sun tan is a liquid or viscous application, diving into the pool can wash some of it off.

– You’ll need to lather yourself in a lot of it to make it worth. If you’re the individual who wants to avoid little to any chances of tanning, you may want to drench your body in as much sun tan as possible. Studies have proven that most individuals only put a fourth of the amount of sun tan that is ideal. Another tip is to never miss out on a spot, no one wants a nasty burn after their much desired beach trip.

– Sun tan needs to be applied every two to three hours. You’d be surprised to know that much like lotion; sun tan also dries up on our skin. If you’ve been under the sun for quite some time, chances are you’re already without the protection of your sun tan.

These tips should help you out on making the most out of your sun tan.

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Spray Tan FAQ

Spray Tanning has become quite a known method of airbrush tattooing. Despite its unique approach to earning a tan, there are certain questions that still bubble up with this particular choice of tanning.

What are the benefits of a Spray Tan?

Due to it being an applied tan, your skin is not under the harsh treatment of the sun or UV rays. This also means you’re not subjecting your body to a risk of getting cancer in your journey to get a tan. With the precision of an airbrush, you’re assured that your tan is high quality despite being cheap.

How do I get started with Spray Tan?

Fake tanFirst and foremost, you’ll need a reliable airbrush kit as well as the particular shade of pigment that you want to apply on your skin. Much like tanning, it’s ideal to exfoliate your skin prior to applying the tan concoction.

Once you’ve set the air compressor with the airbrush then you’re good to go.

If you’re not the type to apply the spray tan on yourself, there are various tanning salons which offer the option of spray tan. This also makes application on your back much easier.

What kind of pigment or paint should I get?

Remember to always make use of FDA approved paints to avoid any unwanted results such as skin irritations or allergies. Choose the color of the pigment that you think is the best shade of tan on your skin.

If your skin is leaning on the sensitive type, it’s best to make use of a more

What do I need to wear?

You can opt to wear a bathing suit, undies that would be sacrificed for the tanning session or nothing. It’s best to choose which article of clothing your comfortable with to enjoy the tanning session.

Will spray tan cause it to streak?

Using the airbrush to apply your tan does not cause it to streak. Due to the consistent flow of air from the air compressor and the maneuverability of the airbrush, it’s easy to glide the tan along your body. In fact, due to the precise approach in tanning, you’re able to create a 3D tan.

Will it stain my clothes?

You can rest assured that spray tans don’t smudge your clothing. This is due to the pigment being soluble to water. Thus, if you throw your clothes in the wash, there’s not a single trace of the bronzer on your fabrics.

How long does a spray tan last?

The average spray tan can last for five days but it can stay for as long as ten days. The length of it staying on your skin greatly depends on your skin type and your lifestyle.