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.
Spring is here and warmer longer days are fast approaching. Many of us may have been prisoners of long pants, long sleeve shirts and no sunlight. Even if you’re not going to be out in direct sunlight, those lightweight spring outfits usually show a bit more skin, and who wants to be a ghastly pale shade?
For those of you who want a little extra color without hitting a Tanning Booth (please don’t!), SkinStore offers some excellent self tanning products that are safe and effective:
1. Fake Bake Original Self Tan Lotion – New technology promotes a smoother application for a deeper, darker, longer-lasting tan on the skin by up to 50%. Four and a half Star Customer Rating!
2. ARCONA Bronzer – Self Tanner – This light, oil free bronzer/self tanner creates radiant, natural looking color without the sun. Natural based product! Be the first to rate this product online!
3. Pevonia Self-Tanning Emulsion – This self-tanning light-textured emulsion combines natural color (Caramel), with DHA (Sugar Cane), Squalane, and Vitamins B and E, to promote immediate absorption for a smooth, streak-free application. Natural based product with a Five Star Customer Rating! 4. Tan Towel Plus Half Body Classic Self Tanning Towelettes – Provides a natural looking glow that is simple to apply, with no odor or mess and it does not streak. One towelette will cover the whole body. For fair skin. Four and a half Star Customer Rating! Recommended by staff member Valerie!
5. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad – The only anti-aging, exfoliating sunless tanner that contains active Vitamin D, Soy Proteins, Alpha and BetaHydroxy Acids to exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow. Four and a half Star Customer Rating, Recommended by staff member Anthony!
As with almost all self tanners be sure to exfoliate any areas of skin you intend to use a self tanner to promote smooth even application and prevent early fading!
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During these warm summer months, vacations and travel time are a must! It’s easy to lose track of time and routine during these relaxing times and fall off the skincare regimen bandwagon.
Traveling in the heat on long road trips or flights can cause your skin to become stressed and dehydrated. A lack of oxygen will tire your skin and cause a decline in skin energy. There is help for your skin that doesn’t require more then one bottle. Here is a list of some detoxifying masks or treatments that you can use a few times a week and within only a few minutes to get back that pep your skin needs to remain radiant.
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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If conventional mist sunscreen leaves you feeling less than protected, and lotion sunscreen leaves you feeling goopy and greasy then it’s time to reconsider your SPF choices. There’s an awesome new sun protection option in a convenient spray bottle from Goldfaden, a dermatologist developed line that utilizes high concentrations of active ingredients to provide unsurpassed antiaging and antioxidant protection.
Goldfaden Sun Block Spray SPF 30 is fast-absorbing, oil free and fragrance free spray sunscreen that leaves the skin smooth, matte, and protected. The sheer non-whitening formula ensures full UVA and UVB protection, while antioxidants and plant extracts encourage healthy barrier function and repair. Goldfaden is a unique line that utilizes organic red tea extract, an antioxidant that has an extremely high concentration of Super Oxide Dimutase, which provides an ultra-protective barrier from oxidative damage. Studies have found that red tea provides 50 times the antioxidant power of green tea! All of Goldfaden Skincare products are enriched with red tea extract, as is the Goldfaden Sun Block Spray SPF 30!
Goldfaden Sun Block Spray has been featured in American Salon, Cosmetics & Toiletries, as well as Sacramento Bride. The brand has also received numerous mentions from many publications, including legendary People Magazine!
Now that you know about the latest and greatest in SPF technology it’s time to toss those goopy, smelly, pore-clogging sunscreen formulas in the trash and try this little Goldfaden gem. At 2 oz it’s portable and travel-friendly, and at $35 it’s a steal!
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I LOVE SUMMER. And I know I am not the only one out there. When it comes to those beloved sun shining days, a girl has got to be prepared to beat the heat. Here a few product staples to stow in your purse to keep you looking fab all summer long.
Jane Iredale POMMISST Hydration Spray – Rehydrate and energize those slumping skin cells with a light spritz through out your day. Pomegranate extract awakens and protects the skin from any environmental UV damage.
Rene Furterer Protective Summer Fluid- Forgot your floppy beach hat? Not to worry, this waterproof and oil- free spray protect your tresses. Enriched with sesame oil this fluid keeps your stands hydrated with out weighing them down.
Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens- Glowy is good, oily is not. With these blotting linens you’re always equipped for absorbing excess oil and perfecting your polished look.
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Summer time is filled with fun in the sun, weekend getaways, and bronzed glowing skin. One beauty must have product for this summer is the Peach Leopard Bronzer by Too Faced!
The peach leopard is more that just a bronzer; it also helps to neutralize redness and will give your skin an even glow, as if you’ve spend a week in Hawaii. This bronzer is mineral based so it works great for any skin type including sensitive or redness prone skin.
You can use this product alone for a modest glow or apply over your foundation for a sun kissed flush that is sure to give you a warm and healthy look.
The Too Faced peach leopard contains a blend of peach, matte chocolate and tawny bronze to customize your look and will accentuate all skin tones. You can apply the peach leopard bronzer with the Too Faced Bronze Buki. The buki brush will give any bronzer an airbrushed look and allows for you to layer your bronzer to achieve a customized shimmer. The buki comes with a lid so it’s prefect for traveling and can be used to touch up makeup throughout the day. The bristles are very soft and are synthetic based so this will minimize any bacteria and extend the life of your brush.
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Everyone is looking to protect their skin from harmful UV rays that can damage the skin and cause premature aging and skin cancer. But who has the time to slather on creams and lotions? We need something quick and easy on-the-go for our face and body without a greasy residue that can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Supergoop has the answer for you! Supergoop SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin now offer you an alternative. These handy wipes are pre moistened and formulated to calm and soothe your skin, protect from UV rays and are also water resistant and paraben free!
Each pack contains 40 wipes and is the perfect addition to any sports bag for the on the go lifestyle!
Do you have a favorite sunscreen wipe or swipe?! We love anything as convenient as this and know you do too! Share with us in the comments below!
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Temperatures are beginning to rise and the need for a lighter oil free moisturizer is here. Using the same moisturizers in the summer that you do in the winter may result in having a shiny, heavy-feeling complexion.
Here are some suggestions on some of our top rated brands of lightweight moisturizers: