Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:26

Treat Sagging Skin Naturally

If you have ever looked at a piece of crepe paper, you’ll totally understand how sagging skin can look. It refers to a skin type that looks thin, wrinkled and loose.

One need not be old to get sagging skin, however it mainly occurs due to aging, generally in those over 40, or individuals who have lost weight rapidly. Loose and saggy skin can take hold at an earlier age if you’re someone who drinks less water and has dry skin. There is also some suggestion that it could be to do with genetics too. Overexposure to sun and heat damage can also cause your skin to look dull and flaccid, eventually leading to sagging skin.

The whole process occurs because the natural elastin fibers in your skin get weakened due to all of the reasons mentioned above, and it is a part of the natural aging process. Some more of the reasons for developing saggy skin include the use of some medications, poor diet and a high intake of sugar, caffeine or alcohol. A lack of sufficient sleep and even everyday pollution and UV damage!

Even though the loss of elastin is a natural process, and will eventually happen to us all, there are ways we can look after our skin, and slow down the sagging!

Most people have invested in some anti-aging skincare products at some point, and these products are often overly priced, and not all of them give us the desired results.

To save you money, and effectively care for your skin health, we have listed some of the best natural ways to keep your skin youthful.

1. Green Tea

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Green tea is a great way to clean the toxins out of your skin. You can enjoy drinking the tea, while also reusing the tea bags as facial masks. Rub a tea bag on the face and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing. The antioxidants in the green tea are great at minimizing pores and lift the skin.

2. Ginger

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The antioxidant gingerol, found in ginger is an excellent remedy for aging skin. It can protect your skin from the collagen break down and can actually make your skin look youthful and bright. Make sure to add some to your tea every morning, or cut up some fresh ginger and add to hot water for a refreshing drink.

3. Banana

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Banana is an excellent natural remedy for making skin fresh and lifted instantly, and it naturally boosts collagen production. Just mash half a banana and apply it all over your face and neck, let it dry, then gently scrub off and rinse the skin with water.

4. Olive Oil

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The monounsaturated fats in the olive oil can help to prevent the new wrinkles from developing and treats the old ones too. Massage into your skin on a daily basis and start seeing the difference. It works very well to tighten and hydrate skin on the upper arms.

5. Avocado

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Charged with vitamin A, D, and E, this superfood can lubricate your skin and provide it the extra hydration to make it feel plump and soft again. Eat more avocados, or just make a mask with mashed avocado, and feel the difference once you start using it regularly.

6. Aloe Gel

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It consists of beta carotene and vitamin E, regular use of aloe gel can make skin plump and can reduce wrinkles and sagging skin too. Rub over some like your daily moisturizer or use the fresh plant pulp and mix with milk or water before drinking daily. Both ways it’s going to work wonders.

7. Cucumber

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Cucumber can brighten up your complexion and give your skin that hydrating punch. It’s rich in magnesium and potassium, which promotes healing. Rub some cucumber slices all over your face, and it will instantly make you feel refreshed.

8. Orange

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Vitamin C is the key ingredient in most of the anti-aging products and what’s better than using it in its pure form. Take some fresh juice in the morning, drinking it can detox your body from within while rubbing a drop or two on your face every day, can make skin look brighter and youthful.

9. Honey

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In order to get rid of saggy skin on upper arms, honey can work well. It is a great moisturizer and can also help to heal your skin too. Consider having honey in your morning detox or just rub some honey all over your skin, massage for a while, then rinse with water to see amazing effects.

10. Egg Whites

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These are rich in omega and can naturally tighten your skin. Make a face pack by mixing one egg white with a spoonful of lemon juice, and leave it on your face until it’s all dry. Wash off and pat dry. Repeat once a week to see the results.

Now that you know some of nature’s best ways to make skin youthful again, the most important thing to remember is to stay hydrated, be consistent and patient, and get ready to see things work.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 18:32

7 Plant-Based Superfoods For Magnificent Skin

Gorgeous skin that glows, is clear and ages gracefully has a lot to do with lifestyle factors such as your exposure to pollution, stress levels, and sleep health.

Published in Beauty

Time flies, and whether we like it or not, we have to accept the fact that we're not getting any younger.

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 15 August 2019 16:11

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

Makeup is an integral part of almost every woman’s life, no matter how much she says that she hates it. It’s used to cover blemishes and other imperfections, and also to enhance all the good features. But to do during hot summer days when wearing too much makeup cause clogged pores and other skin issues? Or if you’re simply into a more natural look? Well, in that case, there are other ways that will help you look radiant without wearing layers of foundation, so if you’re planning to ditch all the unnecessary makeup, here are some tips to still look great with little to no makeup:

1. BB cream is your friend

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Everyone knows the importance of covering skin imperfections, and many also turn to heavy foundation for help. But, in fact, using the BB cream will make your skin look even, soft and covered, while also being nourishing. This is especially important if you have acne-prone skin, since in that case, using foundation can clog your pores and make your skin look worse. What’s even better, many BB creams also contain some level of SPF which is great if you spend your days outside. The only downside to BB creams is lack of diversity, considering that foundations often come in many tones.

2. Take care of your skin

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If you truly want to rock minimal makeup look, you need to make sure that your skin is clean and moisturized. That’s why it’s important to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed and use a night cream or oil, so your skin will have a chance to rest and get nourished during the night. Similarly, removing all traces of night cream and sweat in the morning is a great way to prep your face for the day ahead. Keeping your skin in good condition is the only real prerequisite if you want to wear little to no makeup.

3. Use highlighter for more glamorous look

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Highlighter can freely be considered a godsend among all makeup products, since it is the main product responsible for adding glow to the face. It is mostly applied on cheekbones, but some women also prefer to wear it on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and above the cupid’s bow. So, if your skin is light to fair, then it’s better to choose icy silver or champagne those, and in case your skin tone is medium to olive, then it’s advisable to stick to golden-bronze shades. And for deeply dark skin tones, it’s much more recommended to use rose gold or bronze since pearly tones can make the skin look dull.

4. Apply some bronzer for the sun-kissed glow

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As you probably know, bronzer is one of the go-to products if you want to achieve sun-kissed summery look. Now, considering that contouring has become popular, many are still confused by bronzer, so it’s often used it for the wrong reasons. That’s why it’s important to choose the bronzer that will make you look like you’ve spent the whole day lying in the sun. Australian women know it best, so that’s why they choose creamy bronzers as their go-to product whenever they want to add a bit of shimmer to their face. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there are many various bronzer shades and brands so any woman ordering makeup online from Australia can easily find her favourite bronzer and other related products.

5. Opt for natural tones

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Any makeup guru will tell you that, if you want to master no makeup look, you need to stick to natural colours similar to your original skin tone. That way your whole face will look even and radiant, and you won’t need to experiment with various colours. Instead, stick with what looks natural on your face, almost like you have no makeup at all. Light pink, sand and peach colours are all great choices for natural look, and try to steer away from too much mascara, especially if you already have long and thick eyelashes.

In conclusion, wearing little to no makeup is achievable, but before you opt for this look, you need to take care and nurture your skin. Also, always remember that less is more, so instead of using every makeup product, just use those that will help you cover your imperfections and accentuate the positives.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:58

10 Effective Tips to Get Glowing Skin This Summer

Everyone wants their skin glowing in summer. It’s just one of those things that no one talks about, but everyone craves.

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 25 July 2019 15:31

Essentials For A Better Sleep

That long-awaited heatwave is finally here and combating the tossing and turning at night, frizz-hair and sweaty skin are just a few of things we have to deal with. Need a solution? Well we can help with these super pick of the day, best heatwave slumber essentials – perfect for any nightstand.

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  • SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave in, £10.99, Boots. Don’t let humidity frizz your hair – this brand-new treatment banishes frizz, breakage and fortifies hair. Spray before bed onto clean hair.
  • Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Mist, £18.50, Boots - Formulated with 87% pure Brazilian coconut water, packed with essential minerals and vitamins, this moisturising mist quickly replenishes hydration anytime, anywhere. Spritz anytime you feel hot in bed, for instant relief.
  • Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, £18.50. Don’t let the humidity, fans and aircon dry out your skin. This all-in-one nighttime moisturiser and intensive overnight sleeping mask hybrid works wonders for your damaged, dull, dry skin while you sleep, by mildly exfoliating and scuffing away dead skin cells. It provides hydration, supports elasticity, and creates a soothing effect.
  • Embryolisse Radiant Eye, £21, Cult Beauty. Really can’t catch some zzz’s? As soon as you open your eues in the morning, apply the MUA secret under your lids. The cooling and rejuvenating stick has both instant and long-term benefit, boosting-radiance and brightening the eye area while the blend of sugar derivatives and aloe vera combine to moisturise and refine skin texture.
  • Morning Glamour Set of 2 Pillowcases, £24.99, www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk - Non-absorbent unlike cotton pillowcases, helping your skin and hair maintain moisture on hot evenings. Also reduces frizz, breakage and wrinkles.
Published in Blog
Sunday, 14 July 2019 13:42

Beauty Bestsellers From Around The Globe

We have put together a global shopping list of some of the world’s best-selling beauty products that are now available, not only via the internet, but also at many local stores through the UK.   Included are products made with organic and natural ingredients, favourites of your top celebs and proven results from the beauty industry experts. There is a favourite for everyone…if you can pick only the one!

 KOREA: Too Cool For School

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The name says it all, they really are “Too Cool For School”, selling out products globally with favourites including the Egg Mellow Cream that is flying off UK shelves at a rate of 1 every 30 seconds, whilst the favourite from the pumpkin range sells at an incredible 1 unit every 15 seconds.  Too Cool For School is a K-beauty brand that brings the latest trends to the market with a range of fantastic ingredients to provide the very best skincare results. With an Egg range, Pumpkin range and Coconut range it’s no wonder their brand received over 9,000 requests to come to the UK. You can shop the range at your local Boots. GREECE: Korres

Greece: Korres

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Korres is a Greek skincare brand with roots in Athens’ first ever Homeopathic Pharmacy. The first Korres product was an aromatic herbal syrup with honey and aniseed, a recipe inspired by "rakomelon", a warming spirit with honey, which George Korres' grandfather used to favour in his hometown on the island of Naxos. Set up in 1996 with the aim to utilize its extensive scientific resources for the development of clinically effective and safe products, Korres today offers a natural and certified organic range in all areas of beauty and skincare. Korres is so popular that one of their ranges became the best-selling body range in Waitrose, whilst their new Wild Rose range boasts of a Bi-Phase Booster that has the highest concentration of vitamin C in one product. With hair products, body products, sunscreen, soaps and makeup this really is the range for all of your beauty needs. You can shop Korres at Marks and Spencer's, Waitrose, Lookfantastic and Feel Unique.

FRANCE: Embryolisse

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 Most renowned for its hero product Lait Crème Concentre, which sells a staggering 1 unit every 20 seconds, this range is in the hands of makeup artists the world over Embryolisse has also become a firm favourite amongst celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Karlie Kloss, Scarlett Johansson and many others. With a range that includes a Micellar Water, Eye Creams, Anti-Ageing Creams and many other essentials this has firmly put French beauty on the map. You can shop the range at Boots and Lookfantastic.

USA: SensatioNAIL

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SensatioNAIL is a best-selling home gel manicure system that provides users with a salon quality finish at a fraction of the price making it the perfect product for those who don’t have the time or budget for regular trips to the salon. The unique gel formula and LED technology leaves users with an easily removable high-gloss, damage proof manicure in over 100 different shades. With all these benefits it’s no wonder this American-born brand sells over 800 units of their Starter Kits each week and with their best-selling shade selling over 200 units a day in the UK. You can shop SensatioNAIL at Boots

GHANA: SheaMoisture 

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This family run company comes from the beautiful country of Ghana and was started by Sofi Tucker, who handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations. After gaining a reputation for herself, the recipes were passed down to her grandson, who has since continued to grow this brand into the world phenomenon that it is today. The SheaMoisture range contains a variety of ingredients suitable for all  hair and skin types including a Raw Shea Range, Fruit Fusion Range and an African Black Soap Range, which is renowned for its incredible healing properties and saw a 400% rise in sales during the Easter Week heatwave. You can shop SheaMoisture Hair & Body range at Boots

SWITZERLAND: Rubis

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Rubis is one of the leading global manufacturers of cosmetic implements and tweezers. Each pair of Rubis tweezers demonstrate Swiss quality at its finest and is individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tip alignment and the highest precision possible. Ergonomically designed, all tweezers are made of resilient, antacid, stainless steel and can be sterilised in acid or boiling water. These tweezers have an established following in the beauty industry with Bobbi Brown calling them “the Ferrari of Tweezers” whilst makeup artists at Estee Lauder, Lancome and Mac also swearing by them. You can shop Rubis at Lookfantastic.co.uk

GERMANY: Daytox  

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After launching in the UK at the end of 2018, Daytox has become a firm favourite with UK customers, with their Eye Wonder becoming a best-selling product in Waitrose during the Brexit debates. The brand focuses on detoxifying the skin gradually to help restore a fresh, more youthful appearance. Suitable for vegans, this range contains a combination of clinically tested substances, medicinal plants and precious oils that stimulate and support cell renewal. This unique ingredient formula uses a blend of aloe vera, broccoli and citrus known as BioDtox, which when combined stimulate the detoxification of the skin. You can hop Daytox at Ocado and Waitrose.

 UNITED KINGDOM: Only Curls

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Started up by female entrepreneur Lizzie Carter, Only Curls has become the go-to brand for those with curly hair of all textures. Formulated without the harsh chemicals that are normally the go-to for those with curls, this brand is all about loving your natural curls. All the products are formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients that penetrate and hydrate the hair. Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, this range contains a Shampoo, Conditioner, Hydrating Curl Crème and Enhancing Curl Gel, as well as a range of accessories including a silk pillowcase, silk turban, soft hair towel, combs and silk scrunchies. This range is so popular is continues to sell out across their website. You can shop the range at Onlycurls.com

SPAIN: Sesderma

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Started by Dr Serrano, a renowned Spanish dermatologist this brand has its root firmly in the very latest and innovative technology to bring you the very best skincare results. With his range of medical expertise, Dr Serrano created Sesderma, a brand with unique formulations that provide effective treatment for a range of dermatological concerns. Sesderma’s hard work doesn’t stop there, they are constantly researching to create breakthrough formulas for various skincare needs. Since launching in the UK at the start of 2019, Sesderma has proved its popularity with its hero product Azelac Ru Liposomal Serum TRX selling 1 unit every 30 seconds globally. You can shop Sesderma at sesderma.co.uk

CANADA: Design.ME Hair

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Offering a gluten, paraben and sulphate free formula, this Canadian hair range gives hair shine, oomph, volume and styling speed with top salon quality results and benefits. Used by hairstylists and consumers worldwide, housed in fun, colourful and fresh packaging guaranteed to liven-up your hair and your shelf, this range is so popular that it’s hero product, Puff.ME, out sells competitor products 2 to 1. The range includes an evolutionary three-hold hairspray, and a blow-drying spray that cuts your blow-dry time by 50%. You can shop the Design.ME Hair range at Sallybeauty.co.uk

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 11:05

7 Tips For Flawless Summer Skin

At some point in time, it was assumed that most men simply weren't required to take care of their skin.

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:41

Let's Indulge!

Indulge Beauty Dubbed the ‘UK’s answer to Sephora’, are offering up to 30% off the full South Korean range, innovative products in funky packaging that's bound to liven up your beauty regime.

Published in Beauty
Friday, 07 June 2019 13:42

Smoovall A Revolutionary Skin Contact Spray

Are you fed up of chaffing on legs and sore irritable skin? Smoovall is a skin contact spray, as an alternative to talc, vaseline or duct tape to prevent soreness and irritation caused by friction. 

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