Winter is the season of celebration and festive mood and it is the time to look your best! The harsh winter can take a toll on your skin by making it dry and lifeless when neglected and without proper care. You need not hit the panic button right away. Here are some tried, tested and verified ways to say goodbye to chapped skin and flaunt baby soft glowing skin during this winter.
Scrubs are good to exfoliate but they can make the skin flaky and red. So it is better to avoid scrubs during winter. However, if you feel it necessary to exfoliate your skin, appropriate scrubs and nourishment to the skin is important. You could try natural exfoliation using a mixture of olive oil and sugar, which will lend the skin the necessary glow and radiance.
Cleansing is important to retain the glow on the face. The trick here is the ensure cleaning along with moisture retention. Using sponge could damage the skin during winters. Instead you can try using cleansing with milk or an oil-based cleanser to keep the skin soft.
Moisturize your skin
Bathing in winters leaves your skin dry. No amount of moisturizer based shower gel can compensate for the extensive softening and soothing an external moisturizer can lend to your skin. So do not forget to moisturize your skin as soon as you come out of the shower. Using oil-based moisturizers is good if your skin is too dry.
Dry brush your skin
Winter amounts to a lot of dead-skin and dirt accumulation on the face. Dry brushing your face can improve the blood circulation and wipe off the accumulated dirt on the face due to pollution.
Use Serums with natural oils
Use a serum on the face which is enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, natural oils such as Calamine along with added sun protection to get a natural glow.
Keep yourself hydrated
Come winters and off you go your water quota. That’s where the damage sets in. Though one argues that with regular water intake in winters, comes the tedious task of visiting the washroom for multiple times, it is vital that the toxins are regularly flushed out.
Look what you eat!
A healthy diet can make all the difference to your skin. Fruits and vegetables rich in natural oils, vitamin E and essential nutrients, when consumed directly, or used in the form of masks, scrubs or pastes work wonders. Avocado, oranges and strawberries, carrots and lettuce are magic fruits and vegetables for the skin.
If for a while we sideline the ‘Game of Thrones’, for a normal human summer are more painful. I mean think about the extra efforts one has to put to keep the skin glowing. I’ll here particularly talk about women, as I don’t find many men being so concerned about ‘how they look.’ No offense.
A famous philosopher once said, “Her skin like the rose petals”. Well, let’s not go deep into the poetic verses and accept that what’s gentle needs special attention. To keep your skin glowing even throughout the summer, we are here to share with you the three ‘awesomest’ tricks that will undoubtedly add to your beauty.
Let’s have a look:
• Water: Water is the most important nourishment that your skin needs. Never ever let your body run low on water. Water extinguishes the thirst as well as flushes out the poisons and wastes that aggregate in the body. Treat yourself to liquids like organic product juices, green tea, coconut water and others to diminish the warmth level and keep the body cool and hydrated.
• Exfoliation: You can’t solely rely on moisturizer to remove/cure your dead skin. You need to exfoliate your skin regularly. Exfoliations help in removing the dead skin from your face and other parts of the body. You can use a sponge or a massager to scrub-off the dead skin. You can also use the homemade scrub, which can be prepared easily by mixing besan, oatmeal, and milk.
• Exercise: Keep this in your ‘not to forget’ list. Simple workouts and yoga can be exactly what you need. This will not only help you lose some extra pounds and keep your fresh but will also release toxins and make you feel energetic. The same will come in form of glowing skin.
Get glowing skin in summer with useful tips by Maryam Collahi, is a Vancouver Makeup Artist based in Yaletown specializing in permanent makeup, eyebrow shaping, threading & bridal makeup.
The shape of your brow defines the ‘look’ of your face. It could give you a bold look or a subtle look. You could look plain or glamorous – all by giving the right shape to your brows. But, did you know you could easily shape your brows at home too? If you wish to avoid frequent trips to a salon, it’s best to try out these few brow shaping techniques – at home!
Step 1: Leave them alone
To reach your full brow potential, it’s important to let your eyebrows grow out for over six to eight weeks. The longer the better as it lets you see your natural eyebrow shape.
Step 2: Find a shape
You can easily find the beginning of your eyebrow by holding a brow pencil vertically at the middle of each of the nostrils. Mark the spot for later reference. Pivot the pencil to the outside of your iris. This is the arch – mark that too for later reference. Next, to find the tail end of the arch, swing the pencil until it grazes the outer corner of the eye. Pencil that in too.
Step 3: Trim them a little
Firstly, give your eyebrows a little trim. It’s important to cut down the long hair. Brush your hair up with a spoolie and trim only the very long hairs.
Step 4: Massage
Gently massage your brow with a generous amount of facial oil. This essentially lubricates the skin and hair follicles. This takes the edge off the skin’s sensitivity from tweezing.
Step 5: Clean it up
Always tweeze the hair in the direction of hair growth. Make sure that you hold the skin taut. Step away from the mirror for a while to get a perspective. Then begin tweezing again.
Step 6: How to take care of skin irritation
It is essential that you calm any irritation to your skin after tweezing. Apply a cool gel – it will help tighten the pores too.
Step 7: For a fuller finish, you should..
Use a brow pencil if you have a few sparse spots. Feather-in some false hair in a shade that matches your natural eyebrow color.
Step 8: Keep tweezers off
It’s important that you keep the tweezers off for at least six weeks. After that you can repeat the process from one to seven!
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2017 was a year that saw a number of brow trends come and go. New brow trends emerge and old ones get obsolete – there’s so much going around that it’s difficult to keep pace! Well, we have made it simpler! Here are the top predictions for the brow trends that will rock this year!
The barely brow
These are for those who love subtle brows. Definitely not a trend that a bold brow lover will love! Whether you choose to bleach your brows out, or opt for a hint of color – the barely brow is definitely a trend to watch out for in 2018. It creates a softer and lighter shade and gives your face an elegant look.
The boy brow
For this kind of brow, the flatter, the better – the arches are not given prominence at all. The base line of the brow has absolutely no arch and is completely flat. The top of the brow has a slight incline and it then declines at the tail.
The Undone brow
Towards the end of 2017, this brow trend saw sudden popularity and many people started opting for the undone brows to take on a daring look. It’s textured, brushed up and it isn’t going anywhere in 2018 too. Using brow gel to get a more extreme look is also one of the trends that are catching on.
The color pop brow
This trend is for those who dare! It’s for those who want to make a statement or are feeling a little extra. This trend isn’t much about the brow itself, but works with a variety of different styles to make your overall appearance look bold. The key is to start your eye shadow in the brow and then blend it in the lid. It’s correctly described as an upside down Smokey eye. It will surely make you stand out from the crowd.
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Winters are fun – but not for your skin. Cold weather and the low humidity levels make the air dry and all this steals the moisture away from your skin every second of the day. If proper care is not taken, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding. The harsh winter winds can amplify your skin problems. Additionally, the indoor heating systems rob the air of its moisture. Further, hot showers and baths as well as harsh cleansers take a toll on your skin. To combat these effects and keep your skin looking youthful and smooth, you need to do more than mere moisturizing. Here are a few tips to reduce chapping, redness, itching and keep the skin healthy and youthful this winter:
Lukewarm water is the trick: Even though hot showers feel good in winter, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping oil from your skin.
Moisturize immediately: Your skin needs to be moisturized immediately after you wash it. It seals the dampness into the skin.
Choose your moisturizer carefully: Some of the over the counter moisturizers have petroleum based ingredients that can further dry the skin. Choose moisturizers that have natural nourishing ingredients. Go for oil based rather than water based solutions. It will help your skin retain moisture.
Protect: Wear gloves and scarves to protect your skin from cold wind, rain and snow. Don’t forget the sunscreen – winter sun could be as damaging as the summer sun!
Humidify: Consider installing a humidifier in your home. This prevents the dry air from affecting your skin.
Drink: We tend to turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea during winter – but your skin needs its regular hydration that can be achieved only by drinking lots of water.
Overnight moisturize: Especially at night, use a moisturizer and wear cotton gloves and socks to seal the moisturizer till morning.
Exfoliate: An exfoliating mask is good for the winters. Apply it liberally on your face and hands as well as gently on your lips. You must follow immediately with moisture and truly see a smoother difference. Exfoliating body washes could also be useful.
Hydrate from the inside out: It’s a good idea to eat foods that are high in water content. These kinds of food hydrate your skin from the inside out. Watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, kiwi, and watery veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots. Along with this, ensure that you’re getting enough vitamin C and zinc to support the healthy production of collagen and elastin.
Check your cleanser: After cleansing, make sure that you don’t leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer that appropriately seals in moisture.
Other than all of the above, homemade hydrating masks can provide you with the much needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe.
Mix what you like together to create a cream or paste, and leave on skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration.
Winters are fun – If your skin enjoys them too!
Maryam Collahi is a Vancouver makeup artist and eyebrow specialist offering eyebrows threading, permanent makeup, HD eyebrows & bridal makeup services.
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