Skincare Routine for Oily Skin with The Face Shop

It’s essential to start taking care of your skin, especially if you have skin that’s prone to acne and breakouts. Oily skin is one of the known skin types that need a specific skincare regimen because it’s likely to develop pimples and blackheads if left unattended.

The main goal is not to convert your oily skin type to normal, but to control the condition of your skin and prevent acne flareups. The Face Shop is one of those companies with Korean beauty products and skincare lines known for their natural and gentle skin treatment. Most of their products are safe to use even for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Here are tips and options for managing and taking care of your oily skin:

Modify Existing Skincare Specifically for Oily Skin

Active oil-producing glands in our face can cause oily skin. Check all the products that you’re currently using to see if they are suitable for oily skin. However, if the oil only appears on certain parts like the T section of the forehead, nose bridge, cheeks, and chin, then you might not have oily but combination skin.

Here are the following The Face Shop natural and active ingredients that are good for oily skin:

  • Salicylic acid – increases the moisture content and dissolves other substances.
  • Tea tree oil – is a natural antiperspirant found in most anti-acne products.
  • Sulfur – helps in drying the skin surface, unclogging pores, and absorbing sebum or excess oil that contributes to acne breakouts.
  • Glycolic acid – improves the skin’s overall texture

You may already have a skincare routine, and you just realized that you have oily skin, you can improve it. If the products are for oily skin, but you don’t see any improvements in your skin condition, then you need to modify your existing skincare routine.

Follow the recommended skincare regimen below: 

1. Double-cleanse, tone and moisturize twice a day

Double cleansing is crucial for oily skin. Start with an oil cleanser, cleansing balm, or makeup remover if you had to wear cosmetics. After oil cleansing, use cleansing foam or water cleanser.

Toning is essential to balance the pH level on your skin and remove the acids before applying treatments. It also acts as a third cleanser that removes stubborn dirt.

Wrap up your routine by gently applying an oil-free and light moisturizer. Do this twice a day to control your skin from producing too much oil the entire day.

2. Try using an astringent on alternate days

If you are suffering from excessively oily skin, you can opt to use an astringent every other day. This product will help further remove oil and tighten your pores. There are high levels of alcohol found inside an astringent that can be harsh and over-dry skin, which is why it’s not recommended for daily usage.

Never use astringent when you just exfoliated your face. If you have moderately oily skin, you can skip this step.

3. Exfoliate your face at least once a week

Dead skin cells can develop and clog your pores. Exfoliating your skin is an excellent way to prevent your pores from causing acne, which is a regular occurrence for oily skin types. Most people choose to exfoliate their face with oil-free scrub made for oily skin types. Always be extra gentle when scrubbing your face to avoid skin irritation and redness.

4. Use a facial mask once every week

There are many Korean skincare mask selections, so try to look for a facial mask that contains clay as it can give your face deep-cleansing and can soak up excess sebum, which will help reduce shine for days. Also, try facial masks that contain honey that can soothe and prevent skin from drying out too much. Some of these masks may over dry your face, so you might consider placing them at the oiliest part of your skin.

The Face Shop offers most of these products online, you can check here for affordable choices.

The Bottomline

Customize your skincare products. Trying out those specifically made for people with oily skin does not always mean all of them will suit you. Some may contain ingredients that may irritate your skin or cause breakouts. You have to be careful of the products you apply on your face as they can be harmful to your skin. So now is the perfect time to make an action and get that fresh, shine-free complexion you’ve always wanted.

Le Mieux Face Mask

Another day, another face mask. Sorry it’s a bit dark, the lighting has been so wonky in here!
Overall, we liked this one.
Check it out, see what you think.

CLEARstem Skincare’s VITAMINscrub

New CLEARstem Skincare’s VITAMINscrub – Antioxidant Infused Cleanser. This scrub is great for getting rid of the dead skin cells on your face. VITAMINscrub is good for all skin types including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal- plus, the smell is terrific. It’s designed for daily use. Environmentally-friendly bamboo particles act as a polish to resurface the skin and keep pores clear. The skin’s texture will appear smooth, refined, brightened, and pores will appear smaller after use.  Retailing at $39, it’s great for smoothing and brightening. Not too harsh of an exfoliant, it still gets rid of the “ew” you want off your skin. If you want something that will make your skin really glow, give this one a try, see what you think about it.

Also available is a CLEARstem Clear Kit, which features not only the scrub, but also GENTLEclean for Purifying, Detoxing & Restoring, CELLrenew for  fade scars and brown spots left behind after breakouts & sun exposure. It is Anti-aging AND Anti-acne, calming, and more, ad lastly CLEARity to Smooth, Detox, Restart your skin.
Check out https://clearstemskincare.com/shop/clearstem-clear-kit/ to take a skin test to see what types of product are best for your skin type, and to find out what your skin type is if you don’t already know.
Spring is coming, why not look and feel your best after a long winter?

Tips for a Perfect Hair Dye

 

“Well…it’s a new year, why shouldn’t you give yourself a new look. New year, new you.”

When it comes to changing our looks or at least feel like changing, hair is the first feature we look out to transform. It instantly brings change to the overall look and grabs people’s attention as well (it also gives you a fresh feel whenever you see yourself in the mirror). One visit to your favourite hair-dresser, and Oo La La, a new look altogether.  Additionally, we are usually very concerned about our hair already; we tend to get “bad hair-days” much often than any other feature of our body. Therefore, we timely explore to try different hair-cuts, looking for hair dye options to experiment with our hair colour or even, some different hair protein treatments out of many available in the market.

Let’s keep our focus on hair dyes for this interaction. Hair colouring is quite common these days. Hair dyes have a multimillion-dollar market supply to cater to, whereas, through the influx of paparazzi culture, Hollywood followings, influencer beauty blogging, and social media virility, it has educated and awaked a normal person quite about the beauty; makeup, hairdos, and overall cosmetic culture. One quick internet search and you will find loads of tips, tricks, and knowledge about such stuff. Specifically, about hairdos and hair dyes, there are numerous options available, one can find beauty experts to make you look gorgeous (though it will hurt your bank too) or you can simply try colouring your hair (of course, with some help from around). No matter how you do it, here are the tips you should consider donning a perfect hair look.

Suitable Hair Shade:

Identifying and selecting a colour shade for your hair is the most crucial element and has the most effect on the result. If you are looking for a minimal shift from your natural hair colour, then it is fine to try it out at home, however, if you are looking for something drastic from your usual then professional help is considered to be a must. Though, to understand some basics, hair colours are sorted as warm, neutral or cool. Warm shades (like red or yellow) are the ones that look like the sunlight is touching your hair, neutrals looks similar to your natural colour are more sprightly, whereas cool shades(like blues, purple or lavender) give a look quite off from the range, therefore it is advised to seek professional expertise if trying cooler shades.

Also, the hair colour results marketed on product packaging are based on the application on virgin hair (dyed for the first time). Therefore, if you are not dyeing your hair for the first time, you might not remember the natural hair colour you had and hence will not get the expected results. A better solution for this is to apply either 2 tones lighter or 2 tones darker than your natural shade. (One useful tip to determine natural colour is to match form eyebrow colour as it is the closest one from hair colour). And once you get one or two processes done, you will have an ample idea of colour shades suitable as per your desired and required style and needs.

Have Better Tools to work with:

If you are seeking professional hair expert services for a hair dye, make sure their equipment is adequate and they are using them amply to provide satisfying results. Sometimes, so-called experts ruin your experience due to their lack of experience or skillset.

Also, if you are doing it yourself, invest in some tools for effective results. Buying a good mixing bowl and a matching hair dye brush won’t hit your bank but applying colour from the bottle or using your fingertips can simply eliminate the possibility of effective results though.   

Prep Before Hair Dye:

Effective results do not depend on the hair dyeing process but the preparation and sort of pre-work before the dyeing. Your hair needs to be in a healthy and in an enduring state for not only getting a lasting colour but also strength and a nice touch to your hair. It is advised to give your hair treatments like protein or conditioning treatment. Also, oiling your hair 2-3 days before the dyeing process can also help organize your hair for a new colour.

Prevention from Allergies:

It is also recommended to test the hair dye product on your skin before doing the whole process. Usually, the product kit has the instructions on the pack for skin-allergy tests. Or simply you can do it by applying small quantity on any part of your body, check the results for 48 to 52 hours and look for any allergies. If it works out fine then it is good to go on with the dyeing procedure.

Store and Apply Ample Product:

Sounds simple but the devil lies in the details, you must be sure that you have enough content of product available at the time of application. Running out of a product can simply deteriorate the process and hence the outcome. It is wise to have 2 packs of hair colour products even if 1 is required for the required results. Also, a retail pack quantity is enough for an average user hair length and you might get affected if you have a longer length than usual.

Use Sulfate-free Shampoo:

Post hair dye, to prolong the duration of your hair colour, use sulphate-free shampoo. It is also widely said that hair dyes damage the strength and texture of your hair. It can be compensated through adequate hydration by drinking enough water to improve the internal growth system in the body. And to battle with such effects, your hair should go through from concentrated treatments and hair masks.

Commitment to Colouring Your Hair Regularly:

To retain and maintain consistent colour, it is also recommended to repeat the hair dyeing process regularly on a quarter or semi-annual basis (depends on the colour and consistency). Otherwise, faded-colour looks might worsen your look if once coloured only. Initially, you should seek professional services first hand but through their guidelines, you can repeat it at home by yourself or with minimal help. 

Conclusion:

Apart from all the tips discussed above, one must refocus on the core idea of why you want to colour your hair. This will keep you attentive on the considerations and care it requires. In case of inadequate care and nourishment, it will work against your initial state and instead of looking chic, you will end up looking miserable with odd colour patches and obvious roots popping different colour shades out. Therefore, one can’t just disregard the consultation or services from qualified and skilled beauty experts.

How to Remove Makeup Completely

All of us love to apply to make- up whether we are going to work, hang out with friends or a special date night with our loved one but who likes taking it off? Literally Nobody! But it’s so important to remove your make up completely before going to bed. As you might know, your skin regenerates its cells overnight, so it is essential to leave it clean before you doze off after a busy day. 

We asked different dermatologists about the negative effects of not removing the makeup completely. We were not shocked when they mentioned the issues like acne, large pores, ageing and even cysts and severe eyelash infection. Imagine how damaging a layer of oil, makeup and dirt staying on your skin overnight can be. You definitely do not want to suffer from these problems just because you cannot take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule for your skin. 

We are going to give you quick tips on how to remove makeup completely, so your skin feels bright and fresh every morning.

When it comes to your skin, there is no room for compromise on quality. We always recommend skin-friendly and cost-effective Korean cosmetics that are carefully designed by professionals for each skin type. 

You can find a wide range of Korean cosmetics and skincare products that are not only high quality make up products to help you create your desired look but also improves the overall condition of your skin due to natural ingredients used in them.  

Makeup Removal Tips

To remove your make up completely, begin with applying the cleansing lotion or oil-based cleanser on your skin and leaving it for a while. During this time, you can brush your teeth or just do a little dance workout to stretch your sour muscles after a busy day. As the makeup remover dissolves your make up including the waterproof mascara etc., it will be easier for you to wipe it off before you wash your face. 

Before we move further, please do not rush and rub wipes or cotton pads hard against your skin. The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive and requires extra care. While taking off your eye make- up to be very gentle with your skin and remove the make- up softly. You don’t want your eyelashes to fall off or even worse, get wrinkles! So be kind to your eyes. 

Cleansing Lotions 

After you have removed the initial layer of your make up with cleansing lotion and wipes, it’s time for thorough cleaning with cleansing milk or gel. Choose a mild cleanser and wash your face and neck thoroughly. Take a small amount of cleanser on your palm and rub gently on your face. Be careful to clean the corner of your eyes, eyebrows, around the lips, nose and all over your face. If you were wearing a full coverage foundation, it is better to leave the cleanser on for a few minutes before washing it off. Always cleanse your face gently in the round motion of your finger and avoid rubbing it back and forth. You can clean it with a soft cotton pad but remember one soft stroke from inward to outward direction should suffice. Rubbing cotton pad back and forth will only damage your skin in the long run. Always apply the cleanser in the upward direction with your fingers as downward massage will make it look saggy over the year. A thorough cleaning will remove all the residues, leaving your skin feel fresh. 

Wash Your Face

After you have removed the cleansing oil, milk or gel (depending on your skin type) it is time to wash your face and neck thoroughly with water to remove any leftover cleanser. If you can spare an extra 5 minutes, fill your sink with hot water and give some steam to your face and thank us later! It will cleanse your skin and give you a soft pinkish glow that you will not be able to resist touching it over and over again. But be careful to make sure you take the steam from a suitable distance to avoid any harmful effects on your skin. 

Waterproof Products

We all love good quality waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipsticks. Korean cosmetics provide a great range of waterproof mascaras and cosmetics. If you are worried about how to remove them at the end of the day, let us help you. It is very important to buy the right type of makeup removal products for water-proof mascara and long-wearing lipsticks because that is where we all get lazy and face the consequences. Many of us think wiping our face with baby wipes would suffice, but it does not. Baby wipes are not meant to remove layers of makeup on your face. There are many Korean cosmetic products available which are meant for removing waterproof mascaras so get your hands one of those. When people question us, why? We tell them, if you can afford waterproof mascara, you can definitely afford its remover. Be nice to your eyelashes and buy one! Same goes for long-wearing lipsticks. A good quality oil-based cleanser is your go-to option when it comes to removing a long-wearing lipstick. It will easily remove the lipstick thoroughly. Apply Vaseline or lip balm to retain the moisture. 

Moisturizer 

Once you are sure that you have removed your make up completely, it is essential to give your skin a dose of good toner and moisturizer as per your skin type. We love a moisturizing and nourishing face mask after deep cleansing, while we relax and listen to some nice, soft music. Thanks to Korean cosmetics for coming up with a range of moisturizers for every skin type. With these moisturizers, you will wake up with a fresh baby skin every morning, which is ready for another hectic day. Gently massage your skin in an upward direction with a moisturizer until it is completely absorbed in your skin.

 Conclusion 

Before we wrap up, let us beg you to not use baby wipes, harsh chemicals or low-quality products on your face. For lazy days, keep makeup removal wipes in your nightstand but don’t make it your habit. Be gentle on your skin and make makeup removing routine essential part of your day. Like you detoxify your whole body, do not ignore your skin. No matter how much makeup you apply, if your skin is not healthy, it will not give you a smooth, dewy finish. Cleanse, tone, moisturize your skin every day with the products that are designed for your skin type to slow down the ageing process and maintain healthy skin.

Infrared Body Wraps: All About the Procedure

A man has the power to create his\her personality. Everyone can change his\her character, improve appearance, control the weight, etc. The way we treat ourselves determines what persons we are. If one cares about his\her health, regularly visits doctors, makes healing procedures, others characterize that person as a responsible, progressive and mature man or woman. So, what’s the main message of this narration? The thing is, everyone should take health very seriously, and be able to prevent different diseases instead of getting sick.  

Infrared body wrapping is one of the most effective procedures to rejuvenate the whole organism, increase muscle tone, and improve health. Let’s take a peek at advantages, disadvantages, effects and other details about this medical operation. 

Note! More valuable info about body wrap in Toronto is on site. Here you’ll find detailed descriptions about services our clinic offers, professional recommendations from leading doctors, and interesting facts in the “About Company” section. 

 

Herbal Infrared Wrapping: How, Where and Why? 

To eliminate cellulite, lose extra weight, improve the skin condition and detoxify the body, people use herbal wraps with infrared rays. The procedure is safe, pleasant, and causes instant visible results. Already after the first session,  patients feel considerable relief and energy flow. This treatment method works as natural body processes stimulator. Human organism easily consumes infrared light that deeply penetrates the skin, breaks down fats and eliminates toxins. Body wrapping is one of the easiest methods on how to burn calories and provoke better metabolism processes. One infrared wrapping session includes: 

  • cleansing the skin with a scrub or special gel; 
  • massaging the skin to improve blood circulation and warm up the body; 
  • applying a special herbal medicine or other healing fluids; 
  • wrapping the body into a heated infrared blanket. 

   In this condition, the heat deeply penetrates the body. The construction of the blanket provides a tight fit to keep heat inside. After a while, the pores open and the sweating process begins. Due to this, the blood flow and metabolic processes increase, the surface of the skin becomes smooth and nourished. At the end of the session, a patient can take a shower and get a massage with special creams.  

If the treatment is proper, the client notices results immediately. His\her immunity is better, the subcutaneous fat is less noticeable, the skin is smooth, pores are clean, and cellulite is eliminated. That’s a good opportunity to rejuvenate the whole body because wrapping stimulates skin regeneration, fights with wrinkles, removes swelling and restore the natural elasticity of the dermis. This calorie-burning and detoxifying process removes all harmful substances from the body, increases blood circulation, and provide patients with great wellness for a long time. 

 

Are There Contraindications For Infrared Light Wrapping? 

Even though many beauty salons offer wrapping sessions, these procedures must be prescribed by doctors. Overheating or infrared light may cause damage to the body if apply it inappropriately. The list of prohibitions is below: 

  • pregnancy; 
  • lactation; 
  • increased skin sensitivity; 
  • inadequate age (children under 6 years and adults over 60); 
  • menstruation; 
  • cardiovascular disorders; 
  • tumors; 
  • thrombophlebitis; 
  • hypertension; 
  • gynecological diseases;  
  • varicose veins; 
  • burns, wounds; 
  • a tendency to bleeding; 
  • diabetes; 
  • acute inflammatory diseases. 

 

Remember! Don’t practice self-medication and consult a doctor before making any procedure! 

Easily Irritated Skin? Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

Having a sensitive skin can be a problem regularly. With bacteria and contaminants being carried by the wind, our skin can never be safe. Sensitive skin and bacteria are never a good combination; it can lead to problems such as redness, itchiness, and rash, or later on, it can escalate into something more severe. 

There are various ways you can do to keep your skin protected. You can either stay at home and never leave or go for an effective skincare treatment. There are a lot of skincare treatments that are widely used by people nowadays, surely there is also a skincare routine for an individual with a sensitive skin. 

Causes of Sensitive Skin

To fully understand the matter at hand, you just need to know the different causes of having sensitive skin. 

 

  • Environment

 

If you are exposed to excessive skin-damaging factors such as the sun, wind, cold, and heat. Weather can also be the cause of sensitive skin, such as spontaneous weather change. 

 

  • Genetics

Sensitive skin runs in the family. You may inherit them genetically. There have been cases that families who have skin-related diseases passes that onto their offsprings.

 

  • Dry Skin

Having dry skin can also lead to sensitive skin. Excessive loss of oil and water on skin can lead to dry skin. This can further result in peel, itch, and redness. 

 

 

  • Stress

 

Tremendous stress can also lead to sensitive skin. Stress triggers a chemical response in the body that makes our skin more reactive and sensitive. 

 

 

  • Lack of Sleep

 

Not having enough sleep can also bring a negative impact on your skin. Lack of rest can result in lower moisture levels in your skin, thus making it dry, resulting in a reactive skin.

 

 

  • Poor Diet

 

Having a poor diet can also cause skin to become sensitive. Eating junk food, sugary food, and processed meals can bring a negative impact not just to your overall health but to your skin as well. 

 

If you have easily irritated skin, then this is your answer. This article will be providing you with an effective and efficient skincare routine, specially made for your sensitive skin. Below are the care tips and tricks that you should do to help you solve your sensitive skin problems.

 

 

  • Moisturizing your Skin

 

One of the best things that you can do is to moisturize your skin to prevent it from becoming dry. Some moisturizers are sold in the market, but you should opt for one that is suitable for your skin.  The best moisturizers for sensitive skin hydrates your skin and at the same time protects it from environmental influences such as pollution, contaminants, and weather. 

 

 

  • Applying Sunscreen

 

One of the best things that you can do for your sensitive skin is to apply sunscreen. Whenever you are going out, you must apply sunscreen to your skin to protect it from the sun and other environmental factors. There are sunscreens available in the market that are sensitive skin-safe. 

 

  • Cleansing your Skin

Cleansing your face is also one of the most essential routine that you must do if you have sensitive skin. You will be accumulating a lot more contaminants especially if you are outside the entire day. Therefore, it is very important for you to cleanse thoroughly. 

As your skin is sensitive, you should limit the number of products used. Using excessive products on your face may lead to irritations. Try using a cleanser that does not have any alcohol and fragrance content. 

 

  • Tone your Skin

Even if you have sensitive skin, you can still tone it. You have to be cautious of the ingredients of your toners, though. Never buy a tone that is alcohol-based as it may bring irritations to your skin. You should opt for those toners that have soothing ingredients suitable for your sensitive skin.

 

 

  • Don’t Rely on Soap too Much

 

Some soaps have high acidity, and it can really irritate your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t rely on soap too much. If you want to wash your face, you should use warm water and a clean washcloth. 

Washing your face with warm water opens up the pores releasing the build-up in your face. After you washed your face, gently dab your face with the clean cloth. 

 

 

  • Don’t Exfoliate too Much

 

Many people nowadays take exfoliating seriously and do it for their skincare. But if you are an individual that has sensitive skin, then you might want to lay off the exfoliating actions. You should not exfoliate more than twice a week as it may dry out your face. However, that does not mean that it is altogether bad for your skin. The right amount of exfoliation is still needed to remove any dead skin cells as accumulation of these dead skins can promote bacteria. This personal machine helps to exfoliates dead skin cells without stripping skin moisture. 

 

 

  • Keep it Minimum on the Makeup Use

 

If you have sensitive skin and still prefer to put on make up, then you should do it with control. Never apply too much makeup on your face. Beauty products contain chemicals that can be bad for the skin. If you have sensitive skin, you should always keep it minimum. 

 

  • Never Sleep with Makeup On

This is one of the fundamental rules that you should follow, never sleep with a makeup on. Even if you have light make up on, you should always wash it off before you head to bed. Remember that beauty products have chemical ingredients that can be harmful to the skin. This rule should apply greatly to those with sensitive skin. You should never sleep with your makeup on as it can trigger redness and irritations. 

 

  • Eat Healthily

You should watch what you eat as it may affect your skin. Avoid eating junk foods, processed meats and sugary snacks. Those types of food can be bad for your health and your skin. Instead, try eating healthy, integrate fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals that can truly benefit your skin. 

Know the best skincare for sensitive skin, visit Divabikini for more information. A site that brings tips and tricks when it comes to skincare.

7th Heaven’s cruelty-free, vegan and EASY peel-off masks #GiftGuide #Skincare

7th Heaven’s cruelty-free, vegan and EASY peel-off masks. Available in several ‘flavors,’ such as Coconut & Clay, Tea Tree and Dead Sea, these de-stressing masks use luxurious natural ingredients to reveal glowing, fresher, cleaner skin.

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The “Dead Sea” Mask… I wish I had made a video of. It was interesting peeling off, and unlike some masks, actually did peel. It was clear, and very sticky going on. I got some in my eyebrows, which panicked me, but I had no trouble getting it off without taking off any hair. It got super tight as it dried, and looked like I was  taking off swaths of sunburnt skin as I peeled it off.

So. It peels off, and didn’t rip any hair. Great, yeah? Maybe. It didn’t take off any blackheads, either, as many peel masks will do. I didn’t notice much in the mask itself after it was off, and since it was translucent, I would think it would be easy to see anything that was pulled away, “ick” wise.

My skin, however, was super soft and felt fantastic, so there was that. It dried clear and shiny- below is how it looked just before I pulled it off.

dead sea skin care

Each mask comes in a generous single-serve sachet and retails for $1.99 . Perfect for stocking stuffers.