How to Prep Your Lips – So They Look Fab Under Lipstick

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How to Prep Your Lips – So They Look Fab Under Lipstick

Think devouring a sandwich is the top culprit for ruined lipstick? Think again—it’s dry, flaky lips!

Sure, you could exfoliate and use lip balm and call it a day. Or, you can nab pillowy-soft, plumped-up perfect lips using these five holistic tips. Here’s how to pamper your pout for a soft, sexy, supple look, even under the boldest lipstick.

1. You Are What You Eat

Your lips, like the majority of the body, are a reflection on the outside of what you put inside it.

Eat a lip-friendly diet, rich in produce and nutrients. Include vitamins B and E (deficiency in these can trigger dry lips), whole grains, dark leafy greens, almonds and sunflower seeds. Limit salty, spicy and acidic foods which cause irritation and/or dryness.

2. Hydration Is Key

The skin on lips is super-thin and sensitive, making it prone to dehydration-related dryness and redness that even the glossiest lip products won’t cover. By now you know that drinking plenty of water is key to maintaining a healthy, balanced body. Drinking plenty of H2O is equally as important for your precious pucker! Lips are similar to a sponge. They absorb water and plump when moisturized and dry out/shrink when dehydrated.


Bonus points if you avoid licking your lips; enzymes in saliva can make lips all the more sensitive and even drier.

3. Protect From Damage

Use balms with hydrating ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, Vitamin E or honey. When exposing lips to the elements, choose one with SPF to shield sensitive lips from sun damage. Oral hygiene is your next line of defense: Brush with a toothpaste free of SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) . The chemical can trigger or irritate existing sensitivies or allergies, is drying and can cause flaky, chapped lips. Carmex lip balm is my favourite!!


4. Think Outside the Exfoliation Box

Ditch the same old toothbrush and exfoliating routine! Instead, be a kitchen beautician and pair a DIY natural scrub with a cleansing brush designed specifically for lips, such as the Clarisonic Lip Cleansing kit, which includes a radiance brush head for soft, smooth, primed lips. Whip up a natural ingredient mix of sugar (which acts as the exfoliant) and honey (maintains and retains moisture) to gently scrub lips, eliminating any flaky or dull skin.


5. Choose Color and Consistency Strategically

If your lips are parched (and you’re still in the process of turning those raisin lips into grapes), stick with glossy or shimmery shades, which help conceal residual dryness thanks to their light-reflecting properties. (Matte, dark hues will emphasize flakes.) After exfolating lips, prime them for color with a moisturizing balm. Softly smudge the border of lips first–the diffused finish boosts dimension for fullness. Voila!


Notes On Blemishes 1-5

How To Fall In Love With Your Skin In Three Simple Step 1 of 5

The struggle started when I lost my beautiful Mummabear. My beautiful mum got diagnosed with last stage ovarian cancer, and just the thought of losing her really scared me and I had no idea how to overcome the constant thought of losing her…

Doctors told me that she had only 7 months to live and that was the moment when I experienced a bit of life being snatched away from me. Being the baby of the house and my Mother’s favourite girl I couldn’t accept the fact that I was about to lose the woman who loved and cared for me the most.

The year  2007 really took its toll on my family and myself, and when the pain was just emotional, it unfortunately, caused physical damage to my skin. As a child, I had never endured the suffering of teenage acne but because of the unbearable pain I was enduring at the time of my Mother’s final months, I broke out in the worst cystic acne on my jawline! That’s when the most unexpected thing happened in my life.



So exactly 7 months later my mum was not with me and my skin was not to it’s best, jawline had all  cystic acne was working for food industry wasn’t the best place to have this skin people will talk not looking at my eyes but my breakouts saying why don’t you do something about it, you are entering the skin industry and look at your skin.

“Blemishes and clogged pores – especially those that appear around the chin, jawline and lower face – can commonly be caused by an influx of hormones. You will typically see these blemishes worsen the week before your period. This is when oestrogen levels drop, and testosterone and progesterone levels rise. This in turn causes increased oil production and restricted pores in the skin. The end result is blemishes, bumps, blackheads and milia”



Hormonal acne may also indicate deeper health concerns such as stress, excessive androgen or menopause.


So the search began how to get this skin better little I know what was causing my skin irritation couldn’t sleep because was missing my mum and used to watch TV a lot so I came across Proactive wow thought all this celebrities use his product so it will be perfect, I ordered some  and started using it to cure my cystic acne!!!

My Angel mum before she left me she knew that I had  a potential to enter the beauty industry so I started my beauty course and while I  was trying to fix my skin I was in the college and doing my assignment on cleanser so I chose my cleanser and what I found was horrible.

Note Choosing right diet ,products,exercise is very important too.



Stay tune tomorrow for Tip # 2 to how to look after those blemishes!


The Top Skincare Sins To Avoid

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If there’s a time of year when you just want to get up and go, it’s summer. Effortless hair and makeup… it’s the time when many of us opt for minimal work and maximum fun. Though we’re preaching to the choir, taking care of your skin paves way for flawless makeup application no matter how light or how bold you decide to go. As the mercury rises, make sure you avoid these three skincare sins before you put on your beach hat and frolic by the sea!

Not Changing Moisturizers

Especially if you’re a creature of habit, you might simply roll over your winter skincare regimen into the spring and summer seasons. Everyone’s skin is unique, but for most people keeping a heavier product to take care of parched winter skin isn’t a good idea when your skin is sweltering from the heat in the summer. Richer moisturizers can weigh down the skin in hot weather, which is why moisturizer is the most important thing to update for the sunny season.

Our skin begins to create more sebum in hot weather—because of this, it’s important to keep what we put on our skin lightweight. We recommend switching to a moisturizer with a water-based gel or lightweight lotion formulation instead of a cream.

Sun Protection

Since the sun is blazing, you’re probably patting yourself on the back (figuratively) with sunscreen (literally). But are you sure you’re using enough? More often than not, we don’t apply sufficient amounts of sunscreen. For instance, on, dermatologist recommends using about a nickel-sized amount of sunscreen on the face. Chances are, if you’re using moisturizer with built-in SPF or a separate product, you’re using less (we get it—gooping on sunscreen isn’t the most pleasant feeling). On top of that, you also need to repeatedly apply if you’re outdoors for a prolonged period of time, especially during peak hours.

One more thing: you kind of need sunscreen (Doctor Babor Repair balm) all the time, even if you’re just driving to your indoor destination. Sunlight that streams through glass is just as damaging as direct sunlight.


Overworking the Skin

Don’t be too rough on your skin. It is the most delicate organ of the body but the one we tend to overwork the most, especially as we battle sweat and clogged pores during the summer. As tempting as it may be, stay away from roughly textured exfoliants, which can cause sensitivity and irritation on top of all that extra sun exposure. A deep-cleaning pore face mask is great for pulling out the toxins and dirt from the skin but just as with exfoliants, use masks only once or a couple of times per week, depending on the strength of your skin. Professional advice and treatment is better then DIY sometimes Vibrant Skin Spa Facial