Let’s talk underarms. They’re the pits. They are pit-iful. They need a ton of TLC to stay looking smooth and healthy.
There are a few things you can do to prevent ingrown hairs, rashes, and tenderness when shaving your underarms. There are also a few tricks to getting a closer shave than ever before, and going longer between shaves, too!
Always shave in the shower or bath, when your skin is damp. Hot water softens the hair and the skin holds onto the hair less tightly when it’s damp. Never, ever dry shave, especially under your arms.
Always use shave cream or gel, and invest in a high quality razor. Your razor should have at least three blades and a moisture cushion around the blade. One-blade disposable razors shouldn’t have ever been made.
Because the hair under your arms grows in a circle type of shape rather than in one direction, it’s important to maneuver your blade to adjust to hair growth – always shave downwards first, then upwards, and then sideways if you have any strays. Don’t go over the area more than three times with your blade, and if you have any stubborn strays left remove them with tweezers post-shower.
Don’t apply deodorant or antiperspirant after shaving, let your skin rest overnight, or at least for a few hours. If you must use something then use a gentle or natural formula with soothing ingredients like aloe.
If you’re prone to getting bumps or rashes after shaving apply an aftershave gel post-shave, we like Shaveworks The Cool Fix because it’s soothing, cooling, and has glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin and prevent ingrowns.
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Summer is in full swing and it’s hot, hot, hot. The shorts and mini skirts are making their summer time debut and that means women are looking to get their legs ready for their center stage performance. Shaving can sometimes be a drag, as well as time consuming and sometimes painful. Here are few products to help keep the stubble to a minimum.
Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream- Just because this product is defined as a “Men’s” product, does not mean its hands off for women. This sulfate free, silky gel provides an incredible shaving barrier for both men and women. The natural fruit oils condition and skin and the dimethicone eliminate friction irritation.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix- Apply after shaving or waxing to calm razor burn and prevent ingrown hairs. The instant cooling sensation is soothing and relaxes any form of irritation.
Whish Pomegranate Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel- This fast absorbing gel, repairs any nicks or minor cuts and will help to soothe the skin with natural antiseptics including aloe, sage, and lemon extract. The best part is while using the product over time it will help to slow the hair growth and extend the life time of your smooth silky gams.
We all know that there is no such thing as a healthy tan. And instead of wasting our time soaking up the sun by the pool we’re doing more productive things, like trying out hundreds of different self tanners!
The new NUXE Soleil Prodigieux Self Tanning Body Lotion hit a sweet spot for us, because it’s not only a self tanner that gives a beautiful deep and rich brown tan (no orange!!!)) it also has SHIMMER! We’re not talking about glitter you’ll find in your daughters playtime makeup though, NUXE utilizes light-reflecting micro-pearls which give the skin a subtle sheen that look absolutely amazing on legs, shoulders, and the décolleté, so skin looks glowy, healthy, and tan!
Because this self-tanner is buildable you can gauge just how tan you want to be (a hint of sun or a full-fledged Bora Bora glow, all up to you), the Frangipani flower extract ensures you’ll smell yummy, too!
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Imagine fields of blooming flowers, the taste of coconut sorbet, and beautiful sunsets in the French province. That’s the vision that NUXE product development team had in mind when they created the new Body Delight Essentials line.
It’s impossible to resist the sweet and sugary scent of Body Delights. With hints of coconut, orange blossom, and wild vanilla, you’ll have a hard time getting out of the bath. The scent is scrumptious for summer, and layers beautifully with your favorite perfumes. Body Delights products have superb textures that are reminiscent of freshly made fondant, and all four products are made with almond and orange flower petals which offer smoothing, softening, and soothing benefits.
The Fondant Shower Gel makes us melt with pleasure. It’s formulated without soap, so it’s extremely gentle, and the coconut derived cleansing base transforms from gel to thick, sudsy foam in the shower (so it’s great to shave with, too)!
The Fondant Body Scrub offers botanical exfoliating with orange zest, lichee kernel, and walnut shell powder. This gentle formula offers efficient exfoliation that leaves the skin smooth, glowing, and flake-free.
The 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion further pampers the skin with wheat, sweet almond, and sunflower oil to reduce dryness while absorbing instantly and never leaving any residue on the skin.
The Fondant Firming Cream provides firming and anti-aging benefits with a cocktail of natural ingredients. Brazilian mimosa extract and oat sugar give a lifting effect, rye and kigelia Africana strengthen the cutaneous mesh, and jasmine extract with vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. This delicious texture melts into the skin quickly providing thighs, belly, bust, and arms with the TLC they need.
The formulations are as natural as they get- with up to 94% of ingredients from natural origin! And as always, NUXE products are paraben free!
So tell us, which product are you lusting after? They all sound remarkable, so try all four! And remember to friend us on Facebook; you’ll have a chance to win a few of these beautiful NUXE products in a fabulous giveaway!
Phytomer offers an excellent product for people who are physically and emotionally stressed and in need detoxification and relaxation. Phytomer Oligomer Seawater Bath is a freeze dried concentrate of sea water that fortifies the epidermis and helps prevent cellular fatigue. Phytomer (plant of the sea) products use the highest quality of natural marine ingredients available, and the sea water concentrate allows for whole body re-mineralization.
Enjoy a relaxing bath in warm water, adding one packet to your bath. Soak for 20 minutes before going to bed, or soak for 20 minutes followed by a 20 minute period of relaxation.
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Did you know that there are two types of cellulite? Embedded cellulite is deep-set adipose cellulite that creates a rigid, quilted appearance under the skin. Infiltrated cellulite is linked to water retention and creates a bubbly, thickened appearance under the skin. We don’t like either type, or even the word ‘cellulite’, and we’re sure you don’t enjoy it either. Good thing there is research, scientists, and help from NUXE Paris!
Body-Contouring Serum for Embedded Cellulite is a lightweight quick-absorbing serum that leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. The product helps to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin with its potent concentration of caffeine and cocoa polyphenols. Furthermore, yacon extract helps to reduce the appearance of embedded fat and dimpled skin, while Brazilian mimosa and glaucine extract help to improve skin elasticity and overall appearance. In a 56 day dermatological study, 74% of participants agreed that the appearance of orange-peel skin was visibly reduced, 100% of participants agreed that their skin felt smoother, and 72% of participants agreed that the thigh circumference appeared more refined.
Body-Contouring Oil for Infiltrated Cellulite contains ten essential oils that help to diminish the dimpled appearance of the skin, caused by engorged tissues. Sesame, hazelnut, and macadamia oils combined with cocoa extract help to improve skin firmness and elasticity, while increasing skin smoothness and tone. In a 28 day dermatological study 100% of the participants agreed that their skin felt smoother, and 85% of participants agreed that their skin looked and felt better toned.
If you’re looking for powerful, effective results combine both serum and oil to combat cellulite. Use both products morning and night for effective results, and for better product absorption make sure to exfoliate with the new NUXE Fondant Body Scrub!
How will you battle cellulite this summer? Share your tips and tricks with us in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter!
Looking for a safe way to put that summer glow back into your skin? Try the Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner. This moisturizing self tanner builds a gradual tan within three days and is perfect for both face and body. It provides lasting, natural color with a streak-free formula and has a wonderfully refreshing citrus scent.
Quick tip: Allow 15-20 minutes for the product to dry before getting dressed to avoid any chance of it rubbing off onto clothing.
Watch this video for a full demonstration on how to apply Tantasia for the best results.
They are finally here… What, you ask? The amazing LaVanilla products! I first fell in love with the line of fragrance a few years back when I felt I could not find anything new or alluring to what my scent preferences were. I tried them all and to my surprise, there was not one which was unpleasant. So now we have received the line of products here at SkinStore.com including the fragrances, which I could not be more ecstatic about! This line strives to avoid harsh chemicals, artificial colorants, chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrance and chemical sunscreens. Wow! They have fragrances, body butters, lip products and even SPF products. There are scents of natural vanilla bean in all LaVanilla products and in addition to a splash of other captivating scents such as grapefruit, passion fruit, lavender, etc… The sun is out and I say that it is the perfect time to try something new!
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Do you want to quench your skin’s thirst? Are you looking for something fresh and revitalizing?
Think about fresh citrus scents this season. Imagine bright and smooth skin. You can give attention to the body from head to toe with grapefruit products from Archipelago Botanicals. Since grapefruit is packed with vitamin C, it will help to give your skin that healthy glow and antioxidant protection to shield from oxidative stress. Grapefruit also contains natural exfoliants to rid of dead skin cells and even works as a natural antiseptic. So when your looking to spoil yourself or maybe even surprise someone with a luxurious gift, try the grapefruit products offered by Archipelago Botanicals.
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At first glance, the beauty of this rare mineral is undeniable. The different shades of pink, red and white would make any girl swoon for a spa treatment. Not only is this crystalline salt pretty, it’s also really beneficial as a body treatment. This wonderful mineral can be used in a bath soak or as a body scrub. Loaded with more than 80 different purifying minerals, this salt covers the scale from helping to purge toxins and fluid build-up to helping to slow down the aging process.
Looking for your own piece of the ancient Himalayan Mountains salt beds? Bliss Fat Girl Scrub is 60% Himalayan Pink Salt and assists in diminishing lumps and bumps due to cellulite. Enjoy!
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