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6 Top Skin Care Secrets

Look good secrets every working women should know

Skin care

Skin regenerates and repairs itself most effectively between the hours of 10om and 2am. Hence it is important that you need to sleep early and not stay up late too often. Working hard till late may allows you to finish your work tasks, but bear in mind you could be trading that with your good looks.  One way to work around it is to have a good night sleep and wake up early in the morning to complete your work. If you are suffering from insomnia due to work stress, you can try out sleeping aids like Nightwave Sleep Assistant or California Poppy.Instead of getting disturbed or jump up of your bed by the alarm clock (which will cause more stress to your body), you can gets a “more pleasurable wake up experience”Gets wake up in time with this Philips Wake-up Light.

You should also take supplements like Himalaya Herbal Healthcare LiverCare which helps to flush out toxins and regenerate the liver which probably did not get to rest when you don’t have enough sleep.

Use different moisturizers for day and night.Daytime moisturizers like Biore Dual Fusion Moisturizer with SPF 30should contain SPF to protect skin from harmful effects of the sun, while night time moisturisers like Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment
should contain ingredients that promote tissue repair.

Toning should be the last step in the popular three-step skincare regimen, after cleansing and moisturizing. Toning tightens and locks up the pores, so if it is done before moisturising, the skin will not be able to absorb the moisturizer. Try
Aqua Label Facial Cleanser, Toner and Lotion set

Make up

If you have only 10 minutes to put on make-up, do your foundation and eyebrows, and put on mascara, blusher and lipstick. These will frame your face and give it a well-groomed clean look.

Angular eyebrows will project a more assertive image, while rounded eyebrows will give a more feminine look

When using mascara, do not pump the wand in and out of the tube. This will cause air and bacteria to enter, shortening its lifespan. Instead twirl the wand in a circular motion to gather the pigment stuck to the sides of the tube. Alternatively try a no-clump mascara like Smashbox Bionic Mascara to avoid the tendency to pump the wand in and out of the tube to clear it from clumps.

Do not smack your lips after applying lip gloss as this will break the smooth surface and give it a matt effect. Avoid blotting lips with tissue too. That should only be use when you are applying lip stick, not lip gloss

How to know if you are wearing too much make up?

You dab, slap on your face tons of skin care goodies and latest makeup colour. But could you be over-doing it? Check out the following if you are:

1) The colour of your neck doesn’t match your face. Foundation that is too light or dark(or just too thick” looks like a mask

2) Your fingers are clean, Don’t underestimate the power of blending. It’s the only way to create a natural finish

3) None of your features shines out-It could mean that you are not applying enough or simply too much. Remember-with gaudy blue shadow match with a bright red lipstick top up with dark pink blush could simply an over-kill. Even if you are not applying enough makeup, it doesn’t mean you need to do up your WHOLE face. The general rule is to focus on maximum two area-hence it could be a bright red lipstick and a dark smoky eyeshowdow.

4) Walk to the window and check your final look with a mirror-natual light never lies. Hence you could see what others will see you and judge if you had applied too much make up

5) You used all shades of the eyeshadow in the palette.Remember some of the colours are meant to shade or to create crease and shadows. Don’t pile up colour after colour on your lids. It make the eye makeup look too heavy and thus unnatural.

1 minute beauty Magic Trick

Get gorgeous with a single stroke of over-the-topness. These ideas take fewer than 60 seconds and look great on everyone.

Trick 1: For instantly sexy eyes, apply liquid liner along your top lash line and wind it out. Try Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Liner – Blackest Black

Trick 2: Pile on mascara-it’s faster than false eyelashes. Layer on while it’s wet so that you don’t get clums

Trick 3: Try shimmery shadow. Get a quiet-drama queen look. Subtle yet not plain. Get it by mixing pastels and neutrals. Try Urban Decay Urban Ammo Eye Palette

Trick 4: Swipe cream blush like Revlon Cream Blush on cheeks and lips. An all over flush will wake up your face.

Trick 5: Go for major drama.Apply a bright lipstick. If you want to look sexy, try Too Faced – Lip of luxury – Pink Flamingo. For the fiery hot sexy look, try Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick, Coral. Top it with matching lip gloss like Christian Dior Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect – Red Stockings

Which facial cleanser should i choose?

Facial cleansers nowadays come in so many textures. Hence, which is the one that suits you the best?

As a general rule, the drier the skin type, the richer or heavier the cleanser should be. Water based cleanser (like Shu Uemura Foaming Cleansing Water), gel based cleanser like (Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel Cleanser) or milk based cleanser like (H2O Plus Waterwhite Brightening Milk Cleanser) suit oily and combination skin, while cream cleanser like Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser are typically better for normal and dry complexions. It also depends on the nature of the residue (Sebum, dirt or cosmetics) that you seek to remove. Oil-based cleansers like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil are recommended for cleaning thick make up.

Besides texture, ingredients are important in determining a cleanser’s efficacy. Shea butter like L’Occitane Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk is good for moisturising dry skin, while alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) are efficient at cleansing oily skins. Widely used AHAs and BHAs include glycolic acid like MD Formulations Facial Cleanser and salicylic acid like Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Daily Care Foaming Cleanser.

The 5 minute Supermodel Face

It is easy to look like a supermodel. Just follow the tips below:

Face

Tips: Healthy looking skin is the basis of good make-up. You can try combining Lancome Genifique Youth Activator with Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream.

You can skip foundation, but use a bronzer instead for a bit of glow

Eyes

Line the inside of your eyes with Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner 10 Noir-Black to bring out the sparkle in the eyes. For more drama, smudge some shimmery brown and black shadow on top.

Use 2 coat of mascara to make the lashes looks thick and long, thus enhancing the focus in the eyes. Use a mascare like Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Power Mascara – #01 Black Motion to strengthen. Then brush Hypnose Drama Full Impact Volume Mascara – # 01 Excessive Black – Lancome – Mascara – Hypnose Drama Full Impact Volume Mascara on top to thicken.

Lips

Try apply the lipstick or lip gloss with you fingers to make it look more subtle

To look like a supermodel, most importantly is to have doses of confidence. Hence, you don’t have to slap on lots of make up and hide behind it. The key to look like a supermodel is to keep make up easy and natural, so that you can dazzle all with your confidence and style.

Secret to keeping your sensitive skin totally clean

Most ladies would diligently slapped on tons of moisturizer, serum, wrinkle creme etc after cleansing their face. However, few would pay attention to the body wash that they are using. Actually body wash should be part of the skin cleaning regime because if your skin is overdrying, you could develop dry flaky skin or even itchiness.

The secret to keeping your sensitive skin totally clean is to remember to use mild forumlation cleaner only. By totally clean, we mean from top to bottom. Hence you should also pay attention to the body wash you are using. Try Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash, 10-ounce. It not only have a mild formuation to effectively clean, it also moistures at the same time to lessen itchiness caused by dry skin.This is due to its miracare technology enables moisturising oil elements in the mild cleansing foam to clean gently yet at the same time strengthen the skin’s natural defense protection skin layer. It doesn’t contain soap, artificial colouring and preservatives, which makes it suitable for even babies.

For face cleansing you can try Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, For all skin types, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) or La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser for Combination to Oily Intolerant Skin (125ml) 4.22 Fluid Ounces. Both contains mild formulation yet can effectivly clean your sensitive skin