Prepping Your Skin For Makeup

Prepping Your Skin For Makeup

Let’s be real, we can use the most expensive products in the world but they will never look as good as they will on a healthy skin. If we maintain a healthy skincare routine, we are able to even make a drugstore product look high end. When it comes to taking care of the skin, I am a strong believer of minimalism; the less on your face, the better your skin. 
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Find Your Skincare Routine

Develop A Good Skincare Routine

As we get older, this is the biggest struggle we have to go through; finding a skincare routine that works for us. From purchasing countless of products that do not work for our skin, we tend to give up and subject to using supplements that may not be good for our overall health. But fear no more, this guide will hopefully help you get started in achieving that flawless look.
 
First, you need to find your skin type:
  • Oily
  • Dry
  • Or a Combination

Look at your skin right after you wake up in the morning, feel its texture. If it is flaky and textured, you have dry skin, if it is glistening and greasy, you have oily skin. Feel your skin again at night, how it behaves at the end of the day, if your skin is dry, it’ll be patchy or if your skin is oily, you’ll notice that your makeup has melted off a little and there will be glow on your face (which I am not going to lie that it sometimes looks good). If your morning skin is dry and at night its oily (or vice versa), you probably have a combination skin.

Develop a good skincare routine

After you have figured out your skin type, let’s look at what a typical skincare routine should look like for each:

For Oily skin:

For dry skin:

  • Morning: Use an oil based cleanser
  • Day: leave it alone
  • Night: Use an oil based face mask, exfoliate, moisturize

For combination:

  • Use any of the above techniques depending on how your skin behaves throughout the day

Develop a good skincare routine

Try to use as minimal products as possible. Using way too many products can irritate your skin and may even make your skin dependant on those products, so if you forget to use it one day, your skin will start acting up. Apart from all the tips above, it is also important to make sure that:

 

  • ALL your products are FRAGRANCE-FREE. Fragrance is the worst thing you could to your skin regardless of your skin type
  • To always wear sun-screen in the summer
  • Your makeup is catered towards your skin. No matter how amazing a foundation is, if it is not meant for your skin type, it won’t look good on you.
  • To always use quality products and makeup and the brands you are familiar with. Never take a risk with your skin
  • To always remove your makeup before going to sleep. Let your skin breathe!!
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Top 5 Food For Skincare

Top 5 Food For Skincare

1) Orange Peel

I grew up watching my mother treat her skin with orange peels. Orange peel products were the most important skincare regime before any weddings or special occasions to look extra fabulous back in the day. After doing some research, I found out that orange peels contain vitamin c and calcium that help tone, whiten any blemishes, and even help with acne. You can DIY your own orange peel mix by making a powder of dried peels and mixing it with some honey. It will do wonders!

Orange Peel

 

2) Green Tea

It’s no secret that Green tea is amazing for your overall health, so there should be no surprise to see that green tea also specifically targets your skin too. It helps with anti-aging, wrinkles, and sagging. More the reasons to drink green tea!

Green Tea

 

3) Turmeric

If you are South Asian, this ingredient is no stranger to you! For those of you who are not, you need this in your life! This does not only add flavor to your food but gives you that glowing skin that you crave for. From personal experience, let me tell you that this does not only give you a healthy-looking skin but also helps diminish any blemishes or acne scars you may have. You can most popularly find this at an Asian grocery store.

Turmeric

 

4) Honey

This natural sweetener has helped me so much in my teen years. Going through all the changes and dealing with my skin insecurities, this has been my knight in shining armor. Just exfoliating your skin with honey or leaving it on for a few minutes can go a long way. From helping to clear up your skin to moisturize it, it’s an awesome natural ingredient to have on your shelf.

Honey

 

5) Water

Now this is a no-brainer, and I’m sure you are probably tired of hearing the same thing over and over again but you have to realize how important drinking water is. I once went a week without drinking an adequate amount of water and my skin immediately showed. It is a must to drink 1-2 liters of water a day. Buy a cute water bottle so you are tempted to use it all the time.

Water

A lot of us struggle with achieving healthy skin, but a commitment to regularly treating your skin with natural products will give you gradual but effective results. If you are looking for a quick fix to look fresh for your next event, try any of our masks! We have products that cater towards all skin care problems so don’t miss out on the chance of being the star of the show in just 15 minutes.

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Prepping Your Skin for Summer

Prepping Skin for the Summer Heat

Summer is finally here, which means colourful clothes, chilled drinks and happy hours at Starbucks. There is nothing more blissful than hanging out at a patio, sipping on your favourite cocktails and catching up on life with your friends, but this takes a huge toll on our skin.

Prepping Skin for the Summer Heat - Waves

A lot of us are extremely sensitive to the heat and pollution. From getting tan burns to having dirt clog our pores, our skin tends to become dry and flaky which makes us look older. It creates a fear of being outdoors for too long, afraid of what it might do to our skin.

But fear no more! Our award winning Glacial Snow Algae Mask is the much-needed remedy for this season. Snow algae is a rare plant found on the glaciers and compact snow of Switzerland. It is our best rated Anti-Aging product that not only moisturizes the skin but also gives us that natural glow that we all crave during summer.

Snow Algae Moisturizing Anti-Aging Mask

However, we recommend using this mask a little differently than you normally would. To get that extra chill boost on your skin, leave the mask in the refrigerator 10-25 minutes prior use. What this would do is A) FEEL AMAZING! but B) It will calm and cool your skin preventing any breakouts you may get from the steaming heat.

 

 Beauty Mask

Instructions:

  1. Cool the mask for about 10-20 minutes in the refrigerator before use
  2. Complete your regular skincare routine
  3. Remove the protective films from both sides of the mask and place it on your face
  4. Relax
  5. Remove mask after 15-20 minutes
  6. Rub the product on your skin. Rinsing is not necessary

 

Our masks are very generous when it comes to the serum. Don’t be shy to rub the excess product on your neck or any other body part that you like to make complete use of the mask without wasting it. Enjoy your outdoors this summer carefree while maintaining your youthful glowing skin and don’t forget to drink lots of water!

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5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

Work plays a huge role in our lives, be at home or at an office, it consumes a lot of our time which is why some me-time is a must! Here are 5 ways you can relax and let free for a while.

1. Watch your favorite Sit-Com and Drink Tea

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

Nothing makes me happier than watching friends at night sipping my favourite tea. Laughter is essential for health and will make your day better if you had a rough one.

 

  1. 2. Meditate

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day - Meditate

Meditation is known to be extremely effective when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety. Try to at least take 10 – 15 minutes out of your day to just sit, close your eye and engulf yourself into the Zen mode. 

 

3. Have a Hot Bath

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day - Hot Bath

Just the idea of taking a hot bath can put you in such a good mood. Grab your favourite scented bubble bath soap and go crazy with it. No but seriously, who doesn’t love bubbles?

 

4. Get Off the Digital World and Go Outdoors

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day - Outdoor

Welcome to the millennial era. We are so captivated with the emerging technology that we often forget about the beauty mother nature has to offer. You’ll be surprised how relaxed you will feel with a 15 min walk down your local park with just you and your thoughts.

 

5. Get yourself some Beauty Time using Timeless Truth Face Masks

5 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day - Beauty Mask

Raise your hand if you often forget to pamper yourself due to your hectic life. Been there done that. Fear no more, with just 10 minutes, you can rejuvenate your skin, relax and walk to work the next day lookin’ like a diva.

 

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