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Protect Your Lips

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Ah, summertime! The sun is shining brightly, the days are longer and we start spending a lot more time outdoors. While we all know that sun protection is important all year long, it is especially important when spending longer periods of time in the sun. While you are out there enjoying the sunshine this summer, don’t forget that your lips also need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Don’t let the heat can leave you with dry, chapped lips. Keep them hydrated along with the rest of your body.

A great choice for both men and women is the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25. Shea butter, avocado oil and Vitamin E sooth and nourish the lips while the natural mint and green tea add a soothing and refreshing touch. The texture is hydrating but not heavy and is perfect to wear alone or on top of your favorite lip color.

 


NUXE Body Contouring Experts – Cellulite Begone!

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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!

NUXE Paris has created two remarkable new products that address both types of cellulite; Body-Contouring Serum for Embedded Cellulite, and Body-Contouring Oil for Infiltrated Cellulite. Pick one to address your type of cellulite, or use both if you’re looking to solve all those jiggle wiggle problems!

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!


Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner

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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.


Top 5 Self Tanning Products

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Summer is right around the corner and who doesn’t want that golden glow when they’re rockin’ shorts & flip flops? Here are our Top 5 Self Tanning Products that are sure to give you that just back from the beach glow!

- Kate Somerville Somerville360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes have a fast drying formula that dries within seconds to prevent staining & Towelettes make it very easy to apply.TanTowel Half Body Classic Self Tanning Towelettes

- Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel leaves the skin incredibly smooth and with no lingering scent.

- Fake Bake Instant Self Tanning Spray is perfect for those hard to reach areas. It’s specially designed air-shaft provides a continuous spray that can be used at any angle on the body.

- Pevonia Self-Tanning Emulsion is a very lightweight texture and combines natural color (Caramel), with DHA (Sugar Cane), Squalane, and Vitamins B and E to promote immediate absorption for a smooth, streak-free application.

- TanTowel Half Body Classic Self Tanning Towelettes are great for travel. Each towelette is packaged individually for ease of use and there are no leaks or spills to worry about.


Tip Top Body Products

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As the temperatures begin to drop heading into the fall and winter months it’s easy to neglect the dehydrated skin on our bodies. Our faces get all the attention and we have a tendency to ignore our body’s cries for help. It’s time to give your body the care and respect it deserves! Here are a couple of our favorite and most effective body products.

M2 Skin Technologies Body Refinish (formerly known as Mama Lotion) is an excellent treatment body moisturizer. Be warned, this isn’t your standard froofy, smells pretty, but doesn’t hydrate body lotion. This is a highly concentrated treatment product for the body. It’s great to even out skin tone, soften skin, repair sun damage, keratosis pilaris and eczema. The formula contains several active ingredients that effectively treat various skin conditions. M2 Body Refinish has a blend of 15% Malic and Mandelic Acid, which evens out skin tone and texture. It also has a hydrating combination of humectants like sunflower seed oil, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, aloe and vitamin E that smoothes and softens the skin. After just a few days of use your skin will show noticeable improvement. (FYI don’t use immediately after shaving, wait a few hours before application, it may sting because of the acid content.)

Clarisonic has added a new tool to their lineup, the Clarisonic Plus SkinCare System with Spot Treatment. This machine can not only be used on the face, but the body as well. Say adios to dry, rough skin! This machine speeds up the exfoliation process into hyper drive. It’s especially nice for troublesome areas like the decollate, knees, elbows, and feet. With continual use your skin will have fewer dry patches, be softer, firmer, and smoother with improved texture. Make sure to use it with the Clarisonic Refining Body Polish for awesome results. The body polish contains green tea, jojoba beads, prickly pear, and acai fruit oil, which leaves your skin extra smooth and hydrated.

If you’re looking for an instant fix, for a last minute night out NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi-Usage Dry Oil Splash does the trick! This is one of my new favorite little wonder products because it instantly gives our skin a golden youthful glow. It’s a dry multi-usage oil spray that gives a tanned shimmer effect. The skin looks like it’s radiating from within, without all the work. The formula contains a mix of 30% plant oils and vitamin E to nourish and repair the skin. It can be applied to the face, body and hair. It’s fabulous for bare legs, arms and decollate when you’re getting all dolled up for a hot date or special event. Your skin will be hydrated, golden and vibrant in a snap!

 

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Why Beauty Sleep Is Important

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Want to know an insider tip that will dramatically decreases wrinkles, stress and improve your health? The best part is, it’s free to everyone! It won’t cost any of us a dime, but maybe an extra hour or so of your time. The trick is getting a full 8 hours of sleep. Seems simple right?!

Studies have proven time and time again that during your sleep cycle you skin naturally repairs itself due to the growth hormone (A.K.A the youth hormone) that is released during sleep. Also, during the hours of 11pm- 7am (or whatever you time of slumber may be) levels of cortisol are lowered that were most likely heightened during the hectic daytime hours. High levels of cortisol will; increase body fat, cause depression, thin the skin, and are toxic to the body.  Falling into a deep sleep causes your body to release more melatonin in the body which has positive effects on your skin and immune system. Melatonin helps regulate the body’s internal clock to keep the body in rhythm trying to balance out any negative levels of cortisol. So its best encourage this process at night by applying hydrating moisturizes to support the repair process.

Anyone of us can testify that when we do not get a good night sleep it shows. It’s more difficult to focus and we become easily stressed which in turn causes those bad levels of cortisol to rise. Just remember when those levels increase your only aging yourself, so it’s important to take time to relax before bedtime. Receiving an adequate amount of sleep will restore the glow and luminosity in your skin and you wake feeling more alert and recharged.

 


Damaged Nails? Help Is On The Way!

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Does it seem like your nails never grow? Are they dry, brittle or surrounded by damaged cuticles?  Many people have nails that do not appear healthy and do not know where to turn for help. I’ve got all of you covered because help can be at your fingertips with Trind. Remember that your hands and nails are always exposed to different environmental factors which could create damage.

Trind is a brand dedicated to helping treat all of your hand and nail concerns. Day to day I hear a good amount of hand inquiries and have realized that the results must be stellar by the number of excited and raving Trind customers. It seems the products are the perfect answer for many different people. If you feel as if your nails will not grow, then we’d suggest you try out Trind Cuticle Balsam. The oil free formulation gets to the root of the problem where it stimulates nail growth! If you experience dry brittle nails, then we suggest using Trind Nail Balsam. This product contains a special active ingredient which provides ultimate moisture where it needs it the most to keep the nails supple. You only have to apply this product once a week also, which is great for time binds. To make your nails flexible yet durable, you can include Trind Natural Nail Repair. If your cuticles are over grown and in the way of beautiful looking nails, you can use Trind Cuticle Remover. This product will help soften the cuticles so you can easily remove them with the proper nail tools and will then help aid in nail growth.

The line also includes accessory products that you can choose from. They offer a professional glass nail file, a 3-way buffer, a hand repair product and also a quick dry product for polish. This is surely the quick fix regimen to reach confident, stunning and healthy nails. Your nails can be seen easily by others as our hands are always in use. Make sure you give your hand and nails the proper treatments they need to shine!

Click here to learn more about Trind products.


Understanding Stretch Marks

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Rodial Stretch MXStretch marks appear when the skin has been stretched to the point of breaking down. When the skin becomes weak and the support structure begins to separate, the result is grooved and discolored skin. Collagen is normally damaged at the dermis level and a scar or stretch mark is left behind. The skin will normally have a red or purplish color at first which over time will fade out to have a silver or white appearance. Common causes are pregnancy, rapid growth and/or hormones.

Over the counter products will help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. They normally do not entirely go away. Stretch mark creams will help to fade the discoloration of the scar and some will help to stimulate collagen reproduction.

Consider These Products To Treat Stretch Marks:

- Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream

- Rodial Stretch MX

- StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles


Give Your Lips Some Love

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LipsLips are one of the most common areas of our bodies that we tend to neglect. Lips do differ from the skin on other areas of our bodies and this means they need special attention. Lips are composed of very thin skin layers and do not contain any oil glands.

Lips are one of the most sun exposed parts of the body and are very vulnerable to dryness and damage. Since the lips do not contain any melanin, they do not have any natural UV filters. Make sure to get a lip treatment with a good SPF. The sun can also damage the collagen in lips, leaving them wrinkled and thin.

There are lip treatments available that contain beneficial exfoliants. Make sure to use a product specific for the lip area since lip tissue differs greatly from the skin on other areas of our bodies. Exfoliation can help to increase lip volume by plumping the skin and it can help with hydration by removing dead skin cell build up.

Our lips help define who we are. Be ready for all the attention you will receive with a new, improved, beautiful pout.

Lip Treatment with Sunscreen and Tint: Supergoop AcaiFusion SPF 30 Lip Balm – Sheer Pink

Lip Treatment with Sunscreen: Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm

Lip Exfoliator: Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub

 


Understanding Cellulite

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Understanding CelluliteOne of the most dreaded body issues is cellulite, and the difficulty to banish it. Cellulite can create unsightly dimpling that usually forms on the upper part of the legs. It is caused by irregular fatty deposits below the skin’s surface. Unfortunately cellulite can affect anyone; it does not discriminate by age or by weight. Cellulite has more to do with the composition of fat cells, our level of collagen and the surrounding tissues.

There are several known treatments for cellulite. One of the most common ingredients used in topical products is caffeine, which helps to stimulate the skin, increasing blood flow and reducing the fatty deposits. When applying a cellulite treatment, such as Bliss Fat Girl Slim, be sure to massage it into the skin for 30 seconds to a few minutes. This will stimulate blood flow in the area and promote even more circulation. Another form of treatment is Endermologie which uses rollers to help stretch out the fibrous bands of tissues and helps to release localized fat cells. For this form of treatment, take a look at the Wellbox Machine.



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