What remedies have you used lately for your “under eye” issues? This segment is the third post in the series about the best care and remedies for dark circles, puffiness and general “under eye” care.
Here’s what I found about Eye Gel Patches:
1. Eye Gel Patches contain collagen, which help skin look fresh, buoyant, and younger. They are usually made from natural, friendly ingredients and materials that often moisturize and hydrate the skin. Many times, wrinkles form from not drinking enough water. Source: How Eye Gel Patches Can Remove Under Eye Wrinkles | Eye Care Continue reading Are Eye Gel Patches Safe?
This is a follow-up to my April 2017 post about using eye creams. I have often wondered if facial moisturizer is ok to use around my eyes. So I did a little more research .
- The skin around the eye is much softer and sensitive and hence prone to more damage in the form of fine lines, dark circles, puffiness etc.
- Aging makes the skin thinner and hence more vulnerable to genetic and environmental change.
- Most facial moisturizers contain active ingredients that are too harsh for the delicate under eye area.
- an eye cream is lighter in its texture. Since eye creams are more emollient they work better as there are no oil glands present in the skin near the eyes.
- Your dermatologist will be able to identify your skins need and prescribe the right eye cream which will have the right ingredients to boost your appearance. Source: http://blog.myskin.com/insights/can-i-use-my-face-moisturizer-as-an-eye-cream/
Continue reading Moisturizing the delicate skin around your eyes
For some of us, dark circles under our eyes is a beauty issue we would rather not have. As a matter of fact, when I speak with others about this issue, they often don’t know why dark circles appear under their eyes. I am sure you have heard that rubbing your eyes constantly is a cause of dark circles. I was eager to search the www to find out what was available for us to learn. It turns out that the Mayo Clinic had a very simple list of reasons why this occurs. Continue reading Eye Care for Dark Circles – Reasons & Solutions
It came to me recently that some of my Hairblues followers may have allergies to the ‘popular’ beauty products advertised to fix all sorts issues – as well as – the promise of keeping us ‘wrinkle free’ forever and guaranteeing that we can stay youthful looking long after the ages when one thinks of youth.
As a senior citizen, I’m here to tell you that eventually we change, if we are lucky enough to live a long and healthy life. Perhaps more important than all that, do you know what chemicals are in the products that you buy? And, how the companies decide which chemicals/products to use, or not to use, and why? Continue reading Pet Lovers Beauty Products
To celebrate Black History Month I thought you would enjoy some of the various hairstyles and looks African American women have worn to showcase their beauty. I think you will find it quite interesting. Click the source link.
♥ How has Black beauty changed since 1910? Billie Holiday-esque bold lips and an updo decorated with flowers was the go-to look of the ’40s, while the ’70s called for big ‘fros and natural makeup. The ’90s gave us the realness of Janet Jackson’s Poetic Justice braids, but our favorite look may just be today’s, in which women embrace their textured tresses in all their glory.
♥ Source: Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History
Continue reading Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History
Recently I had a bad case of chapped lips, and tried several remedies. What I learned is that chapped lips can be caused in various ways: ♥ Medications and supplements, dehydration, licking/biting your lips, and sun exposure.
One of the main ingredients you should look for when selecting a lip balm is: Petroleum. Yes! Vaseline works according to what I read at Livestrong.com Continue reading Chapped Lips Causes & Remedies
How many of us can use a little help when it comes to knowing what skin type we have? As usual, when I search the www I find some useful tips. Check out what CoverGirl has to say. Discover the skin type that best describes your complexion and receive tips on achieving a flawless look once you ID your complexion type.
- NORMAL SKIN
Normal skin usually looks and feels smooth but can also react to changes in the environment: oilier in the summer and drier in the winter.
- DRY SKIN
Dry skin occurs naturally as you age as the oil glands decrease their output. Dryness may also reflect your skin’s sensitivity to skincare products, cleansers, and even your diet or your emotions.
- Choose double-duty foundations that moisturize while helping to smooth the appearance of skin’s surface, like Advanced Radiance or CG Smoothers.e
- Avoid alcohol-based products like harsh toners and astringents. • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturiz! If your skin is extra dry, try a tinted moisturizer as a base for your foundation. Source: Know Your Skin Type | COVERGIRL
Continue reading Skin Beauty Tips
Essential Oils are all the rage among people who are looking for ‘natural’ remedies to aid with all sorts of health and beauty needs. As some of you are already aware, I am an Aromatherapy – Enthusiast, which has led me to explore learning more about these oils, that come from flowers, plants, seeds and roots.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), of which I am a recent member, suggest some safety guidelines before applying these oils to your skin. NAHA also states that Hydrosols are effective toners. Hydrosols are less concentrated forms of the essential oils. Continue reading Carrot Seed Oil for Mature Skin
An activity tracker is a device or application for monitoring and tracking fitness-related metrics such as distance walked or run, calorie consumption, and in some cases heartbeat and quality of sleep. The term is now primarily used for dedicated electronic monitoring devices that are synced, in many cases wirelessly, to a computer or smartphone for long-term data tracking, an example of wearable technology. There are also independent smartphone apps and Facebook apps. Source: Activity tracker – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi
Some of the recently popular activity trackers are: Fitbit, AppleWatch, Garmin just to name a few. Are you relying on your activity tracker to also help you lose weight? Continue reading Activity Trackers, Diet & Weight
Hairblues, as many of you have noticed, expanded the topics covered on this blog to more than just hair stuff. As I explore the www for beauty and health-wise topics, it becomes more of a challenge to get that information to you in a timely fashion. After all, many of us find that we are swamped with email. Therefore, I have purposely kept my posts to once or twice a month to avoid being the clutter in your e-box. The end of September seems like a good time to bring you some topics I think are timely as we head into the fall and soon to be winter months in New York. I am hopeful you will also find these topics and links useful.
♦ SPF creams are good for our skincare. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen every day when you are outside, not just during the summer.
♥ Your Winter Face –Lips – ‘Studies show that .6 percent of all cancers in the US are on the lips, and men are especially at risk. The lower lip, which receives greater sun exposure, is especially vulnerable to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer. Protect your lips from sun damage as well as chapping and peeling with a lip balm, stick or gloss sunscreen.‘ http://www.skincancer.org/news/holidays-seasons/your-winter-face
One unexpected secret to keep your hair looking good in the winter is to invest in a humidifier. I know you’re thinking that humidity equals frizzy hair, but when you have the heat on, the air in your apartment becomes very dry and I find the humidifier helps stop your hair and skin from feeling dry. The main problem with the humidifier is that they’re not very nice-looking. I recently found a great one by Middle that looks chic and works great. Style-secrets Winter Hair Tips Winter Haircare
Different seasons require different care techniques to maintain healthy hair. While you might wear your tresses out much more often in the summer and rely on carefree styles when it’s warm outside, your mane routine will change during winter if you want to maintain healthy locks. Here are some winter hair care tips that will keep your tresses in great shape so that when spring rolls around, your tresses will be ready to face warm weather in good health. via: http://blackhair.about.com/od/basiccare/tp/winterhaircaretips.htm