Helpful Skin Secrets – Tested during Hangover

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Couple glasses more maybe seemed like a cool idea yesterday.. not so much this morning. You may be feeling all crabby, but you don’t have to look crabby.

Maybe you know already what to drink and eat with a hangover, but how about your skin? There’s a good change your skin looks now dull, dry, puffy, red, and the pores are enlarged.. Treating skin properly after a lively night can still be unclear, so what would a skin-conscious person do?

First things first: remember to always prepare the night before. I can’t tell how important it is to remove your makeup from your face, even if it sounds so tempting to just go to sleep with your makeup on.. NO, don’t do it to your skin!

Just a quick note before we start the listing! I noticed whole two months went by without any blog posts and I’ve had plenty of time to think about new blog posts and the ones that are in the process (and believe me when I say, I’ve lots of posts that are in the process) These two months have been a huge learning months, since my school started and I’ve had so much to study and work on. My everyday-work ends soon and I’m so excited about the fact, that I go back to making blog posts regularly as I’ve got the time needed. So stay with me, you don’t want to miss the things I’ve planned! Okay, enough with me, let’s read the tips I give you guys with hangover skin!

+1 As I mentioned before, remove your makeup the night before!

1. Alcohol dehydrates your entire body – including skin. Dehydration is one of the main reasons your skin looks horrible when you wake up. So hydration should be the first thing to do. Here are couple advices for a quick fix.

Moisturizing sheet mask. Stash it in the fridge first; this combats puffiness also. You can try one of these Dermatologist Tested Sheet Mask or Organic Sheet Masks. They both include hyaluronic acid, which is known as a very powerful ingredient due to its amazing capacity to attract and hold a lot of moisture.

If you don’t have a sheet mask handy, just crab towards serums and moisturizers that have moisturizing effects and pack them on your skin. You can even have fun with this step and google DIY Sheet Masks!

2. Exfoliate to make your skin complexion even and clear. Use gentle exfoliator to wake up your skin and to make the blood moving. For the best results, exfoliate before face mask and finalize exfoliation with a serum and day cream. Combine your day cream application with face massage, to boost circulation.

3. Did you know that flushing is a common side-effect with alcohol? Due to acetaldehyde, alcohol’s main metabolite, it promotes the release of histamine. What histamine does, is that it causes blood vessels to dilate: giving the “red-face” appearance. Histamine causes irritation and swelling in the face.

So sometimes you have enlarged blood vessels and bloating on your face. That means your body is compensating the loss of water in urine, sodium and other electrolytes, because they are retained in the body. This is most visible on the face and around the eyes.

4. How to prevent these side-effects of alcohol? Drink water between the drinks and especially in the morning. You may not like this one, but rethink your hangover go-to food. Don’t eat that greasy hamburger portion at night or in the morning, instead look for more healthy food. Here’s one listing I found about hangover foods: 25 Best Foods for a Hangover Cure-Ranked. Try to eat those instead.

I totally have tried every one of these tips and I think everyone should know them! Have you tried any of these and what are your hangover skin secrets? Share them with us! 🙂

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How to look good without makeup

how-to-look-good-without-makeup-6-tricks-flowers-minWith the title of this post, you may think of the ‘no makeup-makeup’ look, as it is trending now. But this is not about it. This blog post is about how to look good with no makeup at all. I personally do that look often, but I never go to work straight from bed. I’ve some tips and tricks to make you feel more beautiful – because beauty is in you, not in makeup.

1. Eyebrows are one of the most interesting features of your face, in my opinion. And I think your eyebrows pop up when you’re not wearing any makeup. So I recommend to dye your eyebrows and eyelashes regularly, if you’re not blessed to born with dark facial hairs. You can do this at home, or at beauty salon, where you can also have a professional to shape your eyebrows.

2. Skin care. This advice may be obvious from me, but it’s important. Take care of your skin! You’ll feel better when your skin is in good condition. Moisturize, exfoliate, use serums, eat healthy, drink water.

3. Nice hairstyle works. I always do a nice hairstyle with no makeup- look, because it makes me feel more beautiful, regardless of my skins current condition. Different braids, curls, refreshed hair color.. you name it. 

4. Dress better. Have the clothes you feel comfortable in and that suits you well your body type.

5. Lips. Keep your lips moisturized with a good lip balm. Super soft lips make you look pretty without an effort. The another thing is exfoliation: just don’t overdo it.

One gentle trick to do this is with a toothbrush. Dip your toothbrush in oil (any oil you can find in your kitchen) and gently brush the dead skin off your lips.

The second one is sugar-based scrub. Try for example to mix equal parts of olive oil and sugar in a bowl. Then massage the mixture onto your lips for about a minute, maximum. Rinse the mixture off with warm(not hot) water. 

After exfoliation comes the moisturizing step. I love the organic lip balms better than petroleum jelly etc.

6. Be grateful of what you have and smile every time you can. We all know smiling makes you more beautiful in the eyes of others. I believe the true happiness comes with appreciating life. 

Smile, and let the world wonder why. 🙂

7 Guaranteed Skin Care Tips for Flawless Skin

 

Your skin reacts to everything whatever happens in your life, because skin is your largest organ. Usually your face shows you first if something’s happened. I created this list from things I told my clients whenever they were having troubles with their skin and even if they didn’t, because these things are so important. That’s why this list is so different from other lists. These tips aren’t in a special order, because it varies how important each of these steps are for your skin.

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Here are 7 skin care tips you want to know!

1. Drink water. I’m sure you have heard this before, but it’s important. Why? Because 60-70% or your body is water and from that water 20% belongs to your skin. Water fades away from sweat, so you should have about 1.5-2 liters of water every day. The need may vary.
2. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! For normal skin once a week is usually good, depending on the product you use. I think many people don’t have a clue why they should exfoliate their skin, but I will change that thing. I will do later a full post about why exfoliating is so important – so remember to stay tuned!
3. Comprehensive skin care routine. If it isn’t in order yet, you should start learning one. Cleansing and moisturizing twice a day, exfoliating and face mask weekly. Your routine’s content depends on your current skin type and your skin’s condition.
4. Sleep enough! Your face will probably show you if you don’t get enough sleep, so try to sleep 8 hours a night or whatever is good for you.
5. Have some me-time, relaxation practices and exercise every day! It’s because stress is not good for your skin.
6. Not to forget SPF.
7. Vitamin-packed foods are something your skin loves so you should pay attention towards what you eat.

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