Get Rid of Excess Oil

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 3:56 PM

Now that winter is making its exit, you can finally say goodbye to the flaky, dry skin that cold weather causes.  But as the sun shines brighter, you might be noticing that, unfortunately, your skin is too. Here are a few tips to transform your shiny skin into a gorgeous glow.

You can help prevent oily skin from even starting by beginning and ending your day using a face wash with salicylic acid, an ingredient which helps break down oil in the pores without drying out your face.  We suggest Peter Thomas Roth’s Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash. Oil-control products like Murad’s Oil-Control Mattifier with SPF 15 can be applied after cleansing to moisturize skin while reducing oil and shine throughout the day. You should also take a break from using liquid and creamy compact foundations. These types of foundation tend to add oil to begin with, but as the weather heats up, they add more shine and can clog pores.  Try trading in your heavy foundation for a mineral powder like bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation.

If those preventative measures aren’t enough to keep the shine at bay, you can help control oil throughout the day by using Philosophy's oil absorbing sheets to blot up excess oil without ruining your makeup (those brown paper napkins from Starbucks work great in a pinch, too). Another simple way to avoid the grease is to stop touching your face.  Wiping at your face with your fingers and hands throughout the day can actually add more dirt and oil (not to mention germs!) to your skin.

Now that you’re armed with some new tips to get rid of shiny skin, you can enjoy the sunny weather without worrying about your face resembling an oil slick.  And if you’re still cursing your genetics for your greasy face, take comfort in the knowledge that dermatologists say the extra oil will help delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as you age.

 

3 Beauty Things I Tried: Week 2

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 8:31 PM

What a crazy week it has been...thinking yesterday was Monday but in all reality, it was Wednesday, this holiday week was full of great products coming and going in the offices of FragranceNet...but the round up for this week, those 3 beauty things I tried that I just can't keep to myself?


1. Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil (for oily or impure skin) is a real treat to your skin, giveing it that calm it needs, plus extra protection. Against what, you may ask? Against harsh enviornmental and weather conditions! The lightweight and non-greasy oil controls sebum protection of your skin and also refinds open pores. Not only that, it will improve your skins elasticity and soften the appearance of your pigmentation. So get this, refine your pores and smooth and soften skin while protecting it too! For your face, this is heaven in a bottle, just apply a few drops of this oil in the morning and follow up with a toner for a new and improved complexion!

2. Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub & Facial by Philosophy firstly, smells ah-mazing, and feels amazing on your lips! Are your lips seeking smoothness? Moisture? Well, seek that instant relief and moisture surge and give yourself a dramatic lip makeover. Get your lips ready....that New Years Eve kiss is right around the corner!

3. And the 3rd and final thing I tried this week that I just couldn't keep to myself is Bare Escentuals Blemish Therapy. Use this daily, and you can conceal and prevent future breakouts with this remedy and brush. It's easy to use and results are REAL! Not only does it prevent future breakouts, but it also helps minimize the appearance of pores, reduces redness and diffuses imperfections, like magic.

How To: Use Blemish Therapy

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 9:25 PM

Doesn't it feel like the day before an event, a big something to do, or a party you've planned for what feels like forever, a zit pops up right smack in the middle of your face? As annoying as it may seem, it's (almost) compltely normal...think about it, you've been stressing over this day for some reason or another and your skin is getting stressed too, why wouldn't it?! But it doesn't have to be like that if you use a blemish therapy product we carry, by Bare Escentuals

Use this daily, and you can conceal and prevent future breakouts with this remedy and brush. It's easy to use and results are REAL! Not only does it prevent future breakouts, but it also helps minimize the appearance of pores, reduces redness and diffuses imperfections, like magic. 

It's easy to use too!  All you have to do is swirl the brush into the treatment, and like all mineral product, tap off the excess and gently pat onto the blemish. Have a large problem area and not just one or two zits to cover up? Apply a light layer of treatment over the entire affected area. 

Typically have one area or zone on your face that you are prone to breakouts? Use a light layer of this powder therapy on these areas daily to prevent new breakouts from ever forming.

Will you say yes to blemish therapy by Bare Escentuals?