Posts Tagged ‘facial’

Top 5 Myth-Busted Beauty Tips

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Myth 1: Rubbing lemon on your teeth makes them whiter without damaging them.
FALSE. The citric acid from lemons will make them whiter, but it also wears away the enamel. Don’t make this a habit!

Myth 2: Special shampoos can fix split ends.
FALSE. Special shampoos that rehydrate your hair will only work to prevent damage after you cut your split ends off.

Myth 3: Sunscreen is unnecessary on a cloudy day.
FALSE. Clouds are just made of water droplets. And just like you wouldn’t forget sunscreen coverage for playing in the pool, neither should you for an overcast day. UV rays are the problem-causing light frequency and can easily penetrate any amount of cloud cover. Cover up!

1001603797Myth 4: Eating chocolate causes breakouts.
FALSE. As long as you don’t overdo it, chocolate is part of a healthy diet. Diet plays a very distinct role in skin problems. The best way to promote a healthy complexion is to eat a diet rich with anti-oxidants, nutrients, Vitamin E and simple carbohydrates.

Myth 5: Wearing acrylic nails too often will destroy your real nails.
FALSE. They actually do a pretty good job of protecting your real nails. However, you can certainly do damage to your real nails if you try to get acrylic nails off improperly, like picking them off piece by piece. Treat your acrylic nails with the same respect you give your real nails, and everything will be fine.

Got any more beauty tips passed to you that turned out to be bunk? Let us know about them!

Willy Wonka Facials

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

What better way to replenish tired, dry skin than drenching your skin in chocolate? That’s right ladies; is bringing you a new facial and body treatments hitting the streets and they are all about chocolate! After looking over some of skin care blogs, I ran across a post about the new trend of using chocolate in skin care treatments.

You might think that chocolate is better when indigested, but the cocoa bean has some hard-hitting antioxidants. You can also find shea butter and cocoa butter in the mix. Those components add up to a great concoction for your skin. Beauty experts say that chocolates have anti-aging properties that are good for all skin types, including sensitive.

There are so many recipes for disasters when it comes to homemade facial masks. But this one is fool proof and more than likely, you will have the ingredients on hand!

Here are the ingredients:

•    1/3 cup cocoa powder
•    3 tbsp. heavy cream
•    2 tsp. cottage cheese
•    ¼ cup honey
•    3 tsp. oatmeal

Mix all of the ingredients together, preferably in a blender, and smooth on. Let it set for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. And that’s all! You’ve made a delicious, decadent mask that can make your face feel smooth and replenished.

Bonjour face!

Friday, June 6th, 2008

We at appreciate skin care products that are eco-friendly and cheap! I have found a great way to have a luxury facial from the comforts of your own home. When I was reading one of my favorite beauty blogs, I came across a post about French green clay and how beneficial it was to all types of skin tones. The clay acts as a great an absorbent for oily skin tones and helps with acne-prone skin types as well.

You can make your own facial right at home and know that what you are putting on your face doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or preservatives. That can only help the minds of your eco chicks who want to have a green alternative to facial masks.

Here is what you need:

•    1 tbsp French Green Clay
•    1/2 tbsp grapefruit juice (or carrot juice, if you have dry patches)
•    1 tsp honey
•    Drop of your favorite essential oil (optional)


Mix the clay with the grapefruit juice and then add the honey and the essential oil, if using. Smooth the mixture onto your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes or until it dries completely. Gently remove it with a warm wet washcloth.

This facial mask is so gentle; you can use it twice a week. French green clay can be found at health food stores.