How to Enjoy the Sun and Protect Your Skin!

Ever wonder how those beautiful, warm rays of the sun can have such long lasting and damaging effects on your skin?

Like a straightened rainbow, you can picture the spectrum of sunlight with the red, orange and yellow wavelengths being the longest and making up infrared light.  As wavelengths shorten, green and blue light speeds up into indigo blue and violet colors, which are visible and contain Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays.  These are the rays that cause sun damage to our skin. [Read more…]

A Little Concealer Goes a Long Way

How do you lighten up the larger, deeper wrinkles – you know, the ones between your eyebrows and on the sides of your nose down to your chin? You have them, too? Feeling like a ‘wrinkle dog” some days?

Here are my tips for lightening, reflecting and concealing the “11’s” as they are referred to, with a few makeup tricks. I call the the one between my eyebrows the “furrow of concentration”, because it comes when I am concentrating, and the one on the sides of my nose and mouth the “parentheses of happiness”, because it comes from smiling big and often!

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Skin Perfecting Mineral Powders

When I first heard of Mineral Powder Makeup, visions of Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” came to mind. She would have her servant girls go down to the Nile River and bring her the most beautiful colors from the riverbanks – or so I thought. Well, how else could she have so many beautiful colors to use for her “look”?

Mineral Powders are quite the trend right now, and with women looking for natural cosmetics, they are in high demand.

Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey says, “zinc oxide is FDA-approved as a skin protectant. “It has some anti-inflammatory properties, so you’ll see it in products like diaper-rash ointment,” she says. “Since mineral makeup contains a higher percentage of zinc oxide than traditional makeup, it can be useful in calming irritated skin.” (The Lowdown on Mineral Makeup) [Read more…]

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