Winter is a wonderful time to relax at home with families or travel somewhere for the holidays. The dry climate can take its toll on your skin so it’s important to take the proper precautions and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We often forget to use masks to help restore our skin, they are great treatments that don’t take that much time but will offer amazing results.
The Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask is an excellent moisture rich mask that will benefit dry, dehydrated skin. It uses avocado to nourish dry skin and banana which is rich in minerals to help soften and protect your skin’s natural moisture levels. This winter friendly mask also uses squalane and carrot seed oil to protect and hydrate even the most sensitive skin types. It is a great mask to use post procedure or while using a retinol or exfoliant, because it is soothing and hydrating.
The Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask is rich in texture, smells wonderful and feels even more amazing while on the skin. You can use this mask 1-2 times a week or as needed if you want to add a dose of moisture to your regimen. You will want to leave the mask on 10-15 minutes, or you can apply a very thin layer to your skin and leave on overnight. The results will be refreshing to your skin and soul!
Do you wear high heels? Have a hankering for a stiletto now and then? Do you pay the price later with blisters and sore aching feet? Join the pity party me too! but I love my high heel fix now and then.
In all seriousness, there is a reason why foot petals are sold at shoe stores and drugstore alike, usually near the checkout line, simply put; shoes can wreak havoc on our feet. To provide relief the Foot Petals Stiletto Survival Kit offers a variety of solutions to keep your barking dogs at bay (did I just date myself?). To get all of the details of what comes in the kit check it out on SkinStore.com. All of the Foot Petal’s solutions are easy to use, they stay put and they really do provide comfort and cushion where needed, even for those open toed shoes and sandals!
Winter weather brings out the dry, chapped, rough hands. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable at the very least.
For softer smoother hands SkinStore.com has a lot of wonderfully soothing products. Just a few honorable mentions listed below.
The L’Occitance Shea Butter Hand Cream offers the soothing power of 20% shea butter that is soothing and healing to the skin. Balanced with honey, almond and coconut oil this product is rich and creamy, perfect for soothing winter hands. This product is also an InStyle Editors Pick – 2011 Best Beauty Buy Best Hand Cream.
The Borghese Splendide Mani Smoothing Hand Cream is perfect for the environmental aggressors that we experience during the winter season like windburn and concentrated sun exposure. This cream has a heavier consistency and is great for use at night.
For sensitive skin AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream provides a paraben free, hypoallergenic solution that absorbs easily and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. This product also smells wonderful so it is great to use in the morning or through the day.
For extended results, get a tube of your favorite hand cream, warm it in a glass of warm water, apply to your skin then place cotton gloves over your hands and leave on overnight.
For a natural at home solution you can mix ½ cup warm milk, two tablespoons of coarse sugar and two tablespoons of yogurt then soak your hands for 5-10 minutes while massaging them using the sugar to help exfoliate your skin.
SkinStore.com is proud to carry the The BelleCore HoneyBelle BodyBuffer Kit! This cutting edge beauty tool is a must have for those health, beauty, and wellness diva’s that simply must have the latest body contouring tool designed specifically to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
According to the BelleCore HoneyBelle BodyBuffer website studies have shown that 70% of users tested “reported an improvement of appearance and 95% noted their legs felt smooth after using the HoneyBelle® bodybuffer” in just 4 weeks of use. Using the product twice a day as recommended most users felt that there was at least some improvement even during the first week!
This new beauty tool is used on dry, cool, bare skin for 3-5 minutes in targeted areas. While increasing blood flow within the target area users will notice some redness and may experience harmless mild itching, this is normal. In addition, it’s important to note that you must hydrate while using the BelleCore HoneyBelle BodyBuffer because it is also a highly effective exfoliation tool. The BelleCore HoneyBelle BodyBuffer kit comes with a 4oz Luxurious Apres Contouring Cream in addition to two terry cloth bonnets, a terrycloth pad liner, instructional DVD (which I highly recommend you viewing the entire DVD before use!) and a great carrying case for easy transportation.
Overall, this revolutionary tool is a great value for those looking for an at home spa solution to that pesky (and sometimes embarrassing) cellulite.
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Recently I’ve seen many runway shows featuring red lips, bold eyes, and bold brows, this takes me back to the 1980’s when Robert Palmer was singing Addicted to Love, or Simply Irresistible with those uber-perfect 1980’s models that all looked alike. It’s amazing how history repeats itself, even from a makeup trend perspective! So here we are on the dawn of 2012 and the brows are back!
While reading a recent beauty blog I found some truly appealing, natural, and beautiful brow looks that are perfect for everyday wear. Bushy, messy, dark, and otherwise more natural looking brows are a nice change from years past when thin was in. For those still able to grow their brows, this trend may be a nice change. For those of us who have to pencil our brows in, well, let’s get to it!
One recommendation to keep your messy brows in place is the use of a great brow gel. For me, it doesn’t matter how I brush my brows, they always end up in the perfectly thin little line that they are and I just can’t get them to stay messy UNLESS I whip out my trusty brow gel, it’s the Billon Dollar Brows Brow Gel and this stuff works. The description says “why settle for messy brows?” but you know, if you have unruly brows that want to be compliant and non-messy, it works for that too!
To get bushy brows that are all the rage I like to start with the Billon Dollar Brows Angled Tip Spooly Brush to brush my brows out to give a thicker appearance, since my brows don’t grow well growing them out is simply not an option so faking it is a great alternative. After brushing my brows out, I gently apply the brow gel and let dry. Afterward, if you want a thicker brow look you can carefully apply a medium brown eye shadow directly over the brow gel to “fill in” and empty spots or simply to add thickness to your brows. Touch up as needed to achieve your desired look.
Be a brave beauty! Try a new look this season and sport yourself a bold brow.
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We are so excited about yet another new beauty tool, the Karmissie Deluxe Threader Kit! Ok, so if you are a mall junkie like me, you see the threading kiosks are busy, busy, busy threading everything from brows to chins and everything in between.
If you’ve ever been “threaded” then you know that the result of this method of hair removal is clean, fuzz free, and it leaves your skin feeling smooth. Now you can do-it-yourself in the privacy of your own home with the Karimissie Deluxe Threader kit available at SkinStore. The kit comes with everything you need including the following:
Threader LUX is the tool. It holds the threads safely and securely in place to allow for a hassle free at home threading experience.
Feel Less is a mild numbing agent that provides comfort and care in advance of the steps to follow to complete your threading experience.
Chalk is a rice powder used just after the Feel Less and it allows the Threader LUX to glide on the areas where the hair removal is to take place.
The Closer is the soothing and calming after care lotion that is used to provide a barrier to your skin, close your pores, and prevent breakouts.
And finally you get 24 sets of Clearing Threads as part of the kit and a fantastic travel bag to keep all of your Karmissie goodies in one place!
Millions of people have stretch marks, but do we really know what causes them? Stretch marks can be caused from an influx of hormones so that is why we generally see them during our adolescent years and during pregnancy. Some studies suggest that stretch marks are not caused from the skin stretching, but rather appear in the dermis of the skin when there is an increase in hormones.
Stretch marks occur when the elastic fibers in the dermis of the skin become damaged or expand too much, thus causing scarring the skin to scar. The most common areas of stretch marks are usually on the thighs,hips,abdomen, arms, and breasts. This is especially true if you are pregnant or experience an extreme weight loss or gain. When people gain weight hormones are produced and metabolized by fat cells.
To help lessen the appearance of stretch marks you can try cocoa or shea butter, vitamin E and A, or even a good sunless tanner. A prescription retinoid will help to boost collagen and elastin so this may help the appearance of stretch marks, over the counter retinol products may be a good choice too. It is best to use a product on a newer stretch mark for a period of time to get the full benefits. Laser therapy could be an option for some, but can be quite costly so it is important to weigh your options first.
One product you may want to give a try before opting for surgery is Strivectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles. The new and improved SD contains a patented formula known as NIA-114 which will help to strengthen and improve the texture of your skin by rebuilding skin layers. The new Strivectin SD also contains added peptides to improve wrinkles and stretch marks and will help to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. It will also help cell turnover which will even out skin tone and help to fade discolorations.
It is best to consult your doctor first for the best treatment options especially if you are pregnant or have any skin sensitivity.
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The LightStim Anti-Aging light is a non-invasive treatment that will help to reduce the signs of aging and help to restore a healthy radiance within your skin. The LightStim is similar to a LED treatment you would receive from a licensed professional but has a smaller handle making it easier to use at home and more affordable. Many people prefer an anti-aging product such as the LightStim because it is safe, non-invasive, and does not require surgery. The LightStim is very easy to use and in just 20 minutes a day will really help the overall condition of your skin.
The LightStim uses advanced red and infrared LED’s to help support and create collagen and elastin in the skin. LED stands for light emitting diode. Diodes will give off energy in the form of light in a powerful and efficient way. The same way that plants absorb the energy from the sun to stimulate cells and build new proteins, the LED light therapy in the LightStim will help your skin cells to regenerate but with no UV exposure. The LightStim is able to send light rays to the cells of your skin which fuels it to produce more collagen and elastin. Collagen will help to plump up your skin so it will help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while elastin will help to firm and strengthen skin to prevent sagging.
The additional benefits of the LightStim include: reducing pore size, smoothing the texture of the skin, making the skin more even toned and radiant, firming and toning aging skin, and can be used to decrease puffiness around the eye area. In fact the LightStim anti-aging light is over-the-counter FDA cleared for periorbital wrinkles around the eye area. The LightStim can penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermal layer of skin, over time the dermal layer will fill up with collagen causing the wrinkle to be pushed out. This will help to plump the skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The LightStim can also soften rough and dry skin by restoring its youthful appearance.
You want to use your LightStim 5-7 days a week for a total of 20 minutes at a time for at least 2 months to receive the full benefits of the product. If you are using a Retinoid or benzoyl peroxide you will want to apply these products only after you use the LightStim.
Anyone can use the LightStim Anti-Aging light, but it is best to consult your doctor or dermatologist first before beginning any new regimen.
The microdermabrasion system by NuBrillance is brand new to SkinStore.com, but has been used in doctors’ offices and clinics for many years because of its effectiveness.
The NuBrilliance microdermabrasion system uses gentle crystal free technology to exfoliate and resurface the skin. The diamond tip wand will get rid of dead skin cells while the vacuum suction will help to stimulate collagen production and help to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For people with sensitive skin that cannot use a microdermabrasion system, NuBrillance is a great alternative because it has adjustable settings and does not scratch or irritate the skin.
You can save time and money in the long run by not going to a doctor’s office because you can use the NuBrillance Microdermabrasion System right at home. You can also use this product on other areas that may look dry and dull, like on the hands, arms, legs, and even décolletage. NuBrillance is the first and only at-home micodermabrasion device that uses suction combined with real laser-cut diamonds to promote cell growth and a smoother, more youthful appearance. The NuBrillance Microdermabrasion System will help to address hyper pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and enlarged pores.
All skin types should start out using the system on the lowest setting, then very gradually work their way up to a higher level, making sure to use very light pressure. If you have concerns about using a microdermabrasion system please consult your dermatologist first before beginning any regimen. You should also make sure you are using a daily sunscreen of at least an SPF30 or higher to protect your skin.
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Since 2005 Juice Beauty has been offering effective products that are 98% organic for the face and body. Now at SkinStore.com we carry Juice Beauty’s line of fabulous cosmetics! From mineral eye shadows to moisture rich lip glosses, we can’t wait to try them all out for fall.
Juice Beauty makes a really great Tinted Moisturizer that will give you a healthy glow well into fall, and now we carry their Finishing Powders that are just perfect for that finishing touch. The finishing powders come in three different colors ivory, sand, and tan. The powders provide a matte finish and work wonderful when you use their tinted moisturizer underneath, or their new Perfecting Foundation, which offers a little more coverage. The makeup wear all day long; provides antioxidant protection with goji berry, all while hydrating the skin with kiwi seed oil.
There is also the Blemish Clearing Powder in translucent. This treatment powder will calm inflammation and help to clear up blemishes while lightly concealing them. Organic fruit extracts combined with bamboo powder and minerals will help to heal and calm the skin while absorbing excess oil. You can layer this product with foundation or powder, or use as a spot treatment.
A great fall lip color that will add a touch of shine is the Juice Beauty reflecting lip gloss in “Fig”. This adds just the right amount of gloss and moisture with a pop of color in a rich juicy fig shade. The combination of organic agave, pomegranate, and kiwi seed oils, will hydrate and product your lips all day long!
What Juice Beauty products do you want to try? Share with us!
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