No makeup movement embrace your natural beauty

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Empowerment to embrace your natural beauty

Many women especially celebrities were encouraged to wear makeup in order to perfect all the time. The race towards today’s beauty standard can increase your insecurities to the point you don’t have the courage to walk out of the house without makeup. Women often feel that makeup is the perfect shield against judgment and often opt to put on this mask to feel comfortable and hide their insecurities of not being beautiful enough. The unrealistic beauty expectations that no human can achieve completely is a lost quest.

In 2016 Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in public in her journey toward self-empowerment to show her true face, mind, soul, thoughts, dreams, struggles, and emotional growth.  Keys only focus in enhancing her natural glow with a complete skin care regimen, serums, masks, rollers, oils, facials, spf, healthy meals and exercises. Many artist followed her path posting bared faced Instagram pictures.

True confidence and empowerment is to accept ones flaws and work to fix your skin issues instead of using makeup to cover it up to exude confidence. Many skin issues are due to bad habits that we need to fix from the inside out and protect the skin from the harsh environment. This will help to decrease the signs of aging in the long run, something that makeup won’t be able to cover.

In addition, love yourself and stay positive to supporting each other in the realization that worth isn’t based on looks. When you chose to wear makeup once in a while on a fancy occasion to change you look and have a dramatic red carpet entrance is awesome but not to depend on makeup to feel beautiful to please the tough audience.

Embrace your natural face with flaws and all.

Be proud to be you!

Did you know Bay Laurel has acne fighting properties

Bay laurel leaves

The bay tree is native to the Caribbean Islands from where it is believed to have spread to other parts of the world.

Bay laurel leaves are aromatic herbs that are often used for stews. Recently it became popular as topical bay leaf treatment for acne and other beauty treatments. In ancient times, bay leaves were used to alleviate bee and wasp stings. These days, bay leaves are used to ease indigestion and skin issues.

Fights acne

Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands on the skin, causing the appearance of acne or blackheads. Proper care is very important to reduce skin pores, constantly cleanse the skin of dirt and grease. Normal face wash will make the skin clean but can’t completely disinfect your skin. Some facial disinfecting products can irritate the sebaceous glands, forcing them to work even harder. Limit your wash with soap twice a day. Use medicinal plants for refining such as chamomile, clover and bay laurel leaf.

Bay leaves have natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to treat acne because bacteria can build up in the sebaceous glands causing outbreaks. Bay leaves are used for topical acne treatments, but the anti-inflammatory properties can bring down puffiness in the skin without causing loss of moisture. The antiseptic property of this oil protects wounds against infections and inhibits bacterial growth. This oil antibiotic property inhibits any biotic growth in the body to protect it from infections.

Tones skin

Bay leaves can also be used to get a clean and smooth skin. All you need to do is boil some bay leaves in water and stain the leaves and store the water in the container. Now, you can use this water as a skin tone and use it over face twice a day. This will help to even the pigmentation and also tone the skin well.

When fighting acne, it must be remembered that a quick result should not be expected. Nevertheless, using a bay leaf from acne, after two weeks you will notice the first signs of improvement. And in a month or two you can say goodbye to pimples forever. Leave of us a comment.

Korean skin care routine for radiant skin

 

They follow a multi-step regime

1. Double step cleansing – Cleansing two times is an important step of the skincare regime. The first step removes all traces of makeup, oil, and dirt with a liquid cleanser. Then a cleansing oil treatment eliminates bacteria and impurities from the face and neck. The second step use the mild foaming cleanser to wash the face in circular motion, using fingertips or use clarisonic’s brush to deeply clean pores and exfoliate your skin.

2. Korean women massage their face. Facial massages can increase blood circulation to give the skin a healthy glow. Massage your face following the contour of the facial muscles. begin from the cheekbones towards the temple. Then massage the the nose, forehead and the edge of the face. Lastly, use fingertips to massage the eyes to reduce puffiness.

3. Apply toner to clean face to help nourish the skin and reduce pores. The toner help hydrate and balance the skin pH level.

Elemis nourishing toner effectively tones skin, balances its pH level and preserves the natural oils, without the use of alcohol or harsh detergents, to reveal a radiant and hydrated complexion. Contains Extracts of Korean Ginseng, Quillaja Wood and Sweet Betty Flower help to revitalize and moisturize skin, leaving a radiant and hydrated complexion.

4. Essence is a nourishing liquid filled with nutrients for the skin. They contain ingredients that increases cell turnover to revitalize the skin.

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Mileox Pro Infutox Serum

5. Serums contains concentrated key active ingredients to address specific issues like brightening, dark spots, wrinkles, etc.

Mileox Pro Infutox Serum has photon red LED light has the most rejuvenation effect of the skin and increases the absorption of the serum to reduce aging fine lines, acne and pores.

Phyto Stem Cell Serum contained one of the most advanced formulas in cell growth repair and anti-aging. When used in combination with massager, the serum may penetrate effectively.

 

PBR Ampoules

6. Ampoule is a supercharged serum with even higher concentrations of active ingredients to give the skin an extra boost to help certain skin crisis in a shorter period of time.

PBR ampoule phyto placenta contains high concentration of botanical extracts with naturally occuring antioxidants which intervene in the metabolism of free radical and other substances produced by the oxidation of lipids at the cellular membrane level. Rich in amino acids and antioxidants, PBR helps protect your skin from being exposed to harmful pollution and enhances your beauty.
7. Face mask face mask infuse the active ingredients into the skin. It takes half hour for the ingredients to really penetrate your skin.
SwissZell Eyecream

SwissZell eye cream

8. Eye cream The skin around the eye is pretty thin. This area need to be hydrated and protected all day long. This will help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

SwissZell unique formula contains active ingredients that instantly tenses up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness.

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Gernetic Synchro

9. Face moisturizer Apply soothing moisturizer for long lasting hydration.

Gernetic Synchro rejuvenating, revitalising, nourishing cream, reestablishes the pH of the skin.

10. SPF Applying sunscreen everyday will protect your skin from UV rays to avoid the development of dark spots and wrinkles.

 

 

The difference between essence, serum and ampoule. The level of concentrated active ingredients and what issues you want to target more. When there are several issues with your skin you can target them individually. Use essence to shrink pores. Next use a serum to target fine lines and acne in higher concentrations. Then use ampoules for a supercharged boost of complete anti-aging skin cell rejuvenation. This powerful combination will show radiant skin within two weeks while multitasking products might take longer.

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Switzerland Advance Nanotechnology in Skincare Products

Swiss skincare philosophies is to create high-quality products. Switzerland has excellent reputation throughout the cosmetics industry thanks to the premium ingredients it uses in its products and the results of the extensive research and development it undertakes. Swiss state of the art Nanotechnology creates nanoparticles, the smaller particle size reduces the visibility of the product and getting rid of the white streaks that creams sometimes leave behind. Nanoparticles became an innovative application in the cosmetics industry in Switzerland.

SwissZell Advance Nanotechnology Allows Better Absorption.

Switzerland newly formulated instant Eye Wrinkle Defence Cream helps you look younger and wrinkle free. This unique formula contains active ingredients that instantly tenses up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness. They help illuminate the eye contour area by enhancing moisturization and promoting skin firmness.

They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness. They help illuminate the eye contour area by enhancing moisturization and promoting skin firmness.

Advance Formulation

Applying this unique formulated cream will help smooth fine lines leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. It delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action for the delicate skin around the eyes. It helps against the signs of aging and at the same time keeping your skin around the eyes moisturized. The skin is visibly younger instantly and it is paraben free. The cream is lightweight to wear under makeup and it is perfect for a night out or a full day at work.

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Are you lactose intolerant? Milk skin benefits alternatives

The milk and lift protein can deliver baby-soft skin around your eyes on a level that has to be experienced to be believed. The benefits of milk in your skin care regimen.

Milk contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that gently exfoliates dead skin cells without irritation or dryness. This process stimulates cell renewal to reduce wrinkles, dark circles, pigmentation and discoloration.

Amino acids hydrate dry skin by increasing its water retention capacity which allows for deeper penetration into the skin.

Antioxidant power protects your skin from free radical damage and environmental toxins. They help improve cell function to boost collagen production in the skin.

Luxurious and silky smooth skin around your eyes

The feeling that makes you wanna bathe in milk and flowers to relax from a long day.

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Lathering yourself with fresh milk might be a dangerous idea around this feline.

Avoid potential licking attacks from this lovely cat.

Use SwissZell instant eye wrinkle defense cream

Switzerland newly formulated instant Eye Wrinkle Defence Cream helps you look younger and wrinkle free. This unique formula contains active ingredients that instantly tenses up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness. They help illuminate the eye contour area by enhancing moisturization and promoting skin firmness. Contains highly nutritious milk protein due to its amino acid content. Nourishes skin and promote younger looking skin through naturally replenished collagen and elastin fibers. Smooth the appearance of wrinkles; support skin renewal and immune function of the skin.

Pillows: How They Can Be Harming (And Helping!) Your Skin

When it comes to helping your skin look its very best (younger, smoother, clearer), there are three things I know for sure:

1. Use well-formulated products for your unique skin type.

2. Sunscreen is the most powerful anti-aging product on the planet.

3. Your lifestyle choices matter.

In this post, I’ll be talking about one lifestyle choice, how you sleep at night on your pillow. You spend approximately 2,500 hours per year spent curled up with it, so good decisions matter depending on your skin concerns and what you’re looking to prevent or improve.

If you have under eye puffiness…you’ll want to sleep on two pillows at night. The theory here is that when your head is elevated, it helps to reduce fluid retention so you’re less puffy both in the face and under the eyes in the morning. (It’s also important to use light-weight eye cream to eliminate puffiness and keep it hydrated such as SwissZell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream.

If you have tired-looking skin…you’ll want to sleep on a single pillow that is thinner with a low elevation. The theory here is that during the daytime hours, you’re in an upright position for 16 hours and the blood can move away (downward) from the face making the skin look pale and tired in people who are genetically prone to this. So at night, you want to have your head as flat as possible (and ideally, tilted a bit backward) to re-balance that flow and stimulate circulation to the face to give an inner glow. It’s also why I suggest using a well-formulated and hydrating serum like this one.

If you have deep wrinkles that run from the nostril to the corner of the mouth – you’ll want to sleep on your back. Or if you’re a side sleeper, position your head on the lower corner of your pillow. The theory here is that to prevent the deep creases (known as “parentheses” or “marionette” lines), you want to avoid a squishing of the cheeks, which only exacerbates these lines that come naturally with age due to smiling and laughing.

If you have deep horizontal wrinkles across your neck – you’ll want to sleep on only one pillow that is thinner with a low elevation. The theory here is that if your head is elevated while you sleep (especially for those with shorter necks), you are creasing the skin by having your head tilted in a downward position. This is also known as “tech neck” where the 45-degree angle created when you hang your head down to look at your cell phone during the day causes premature folds and wrinkles in the neck. You always want to keep your head as straight as humanly possible. Someone once told me, “You’re only as young as your neck.”

If you have chest wrinkles above your breasts – you’ll want to sleep on your back. Known as “cleavage wrinkles”, these are deep, vertical creases caused by sleeping on your side, where gravity forces the top breast to bend farther past the body’s mid line than it should. Sleeping on your back is the best option for preventing these.

Note: If you’re a side sleeper but want to sleep on your back, some companies have invented pillows that can help train you into this new position. I’ve never tried any of them but have come across them online through the years, so do an internet search for these to see what you can find.

If you’re prone to breakouts…many people don’t realize this, but when sleeping on your pillowcase for 7-8 hours a night, you are transferring a lot of oil from both your hair and face onto the pillowcase. Oil ends up on your face when you sleep on your stomach or side. And because oil breeds bacteria which then leads to breakouts, it only makes sense that you’d want to sleep on a clean pillowcase every night.

My professional suggestion is to get two nights out of the same pillowcase. You can achieve this by sleeping on one side of the pillow on one night and then flipping it over on the second night. After two nights, you’ll want to replace your pillowcase with a fresh, clean one. I’ve heard that there are pillowcases made with materials other than cotton that supposedly are more breathable so that your skin doesn’t absorb dirt and oil. If you’re really serious about your skin and want to prevent breakouts, you may want to look into those types. 

And of course cleansing your skin before you go to bed to remove the day’s dirt, bacteria, germs and makeup is essential to keep breakouts under control. A day’s worth of oil on the skin (and bacteria from touching your face all day) will cause more breakouts than just a dirty pillowcase, so please make sure you are diligent about washing your face daily.

Benefits Of Washing Your Face with Cold Water

A good skin tip that I share with my clients is that after cleansing the skin, give a final rinse or just splash your skin with cold water, as this offers several benefits to the skin.

Have you noticed why your face looks a little puffy in the morning just when you are up from the bed? This is because when we sleep our cells regenerate hence our pores expand and our faces seems a little puffy.  A splash of cold water is all that you need. Washing your face with cold water has magical effects, especially in the morning. Here are few other benefits of washing your face with cold water:

– It tighten your pores. After washing your face with hot water, splash some cold water on it so that it closes your pores. Not just this, it also soothes your eyes.

– Cold water works great as an anti-wrinkle cream! It tones the skin making it look fresh and younger. Use cold water regularly to wash your face as it will slow down the aging process and helps to fill out the wrinkles on your face.

– It also helps you get rid of the harmful effects of sun’s rays, as cold water tightens and protects the pores that gets opened up when the skin is exposed to sun’s harmful rays. The tightening of pores may also help your make up to stay on longer.

-Reduces post-shower redness by constricting capillaries and fades the flush in the skin. 

-It may help your products absorb better because when the capillaries instantly constrict, it creates a pulling effect on the skin, which may help to pull your products deeper into the skin, allowing for increased and enhanced results.

My experiment taught me that all that hype about the ice water facial was certainly not for nothing. Even though I initially doubted it’s ability, I can confidently say that the frigid polar plunge constricted my pores, de-puffed my skin, and gave me glowing skin — just as all those celebs and websites had promised. And there’s also no doubt it woke me up (that’s for sure!). But considering it requires uncomfortably dunking your whole face into a bowl of freezing cold water, I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday.

Perhaps it can be an occasional treat on a special day, preparation for a big event, or even a last resort when your skin is feeling extra dull and tired. Even though I loved the way my skin glowed and felt all day long, I can’t imagine making the ice water facial part of my daily routine.

So next time you are finished cleansing your skin, remember all the benefits that can be revealed with a simple splash!

 

 

Sun Care for Eyes

We would like to share our best tips to keep UV rays from harming your eyes and help prevent visible signs of aging.

Sun care for eyes begins with facial sunscreen. It must be rated SPF 30 and labeled “broad spectrum,” which means it protects skin from the two main types of UV radiation: UVA rays and UVB rays.

Because the skin around the eyes can be more sensitive, look for sunscreens or for eye creams with sunscreen that contain only the mineral actives titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Among sunscreen ingredients, these are the least likely to cause stinging, even if they get into the eyes.

Here are more essential steps you can take to protect the skin around the eyes, and the eyes themselves, from direct light:

  • Wear sunglasses year-round, every time you’re outdoors, even if it’s cloudy—UV rays penetrate clouds.
  • Look for sunglasses labeled as providing “100% UV protection” or those that have an E-SPF rating, which measures the amount of protection the lenses provide from UV rays. Sunglasses not only look great, but also protect the eyes from numerous health issues.
  • When shopping for sunglasses, choose a wraparound style. This style protects your eyes and the skin around them from UV light that sneaks in from the sides and top of other sunglass styles.
  • Any sunscreen for your face should be fragrance free and loaded with antioxidants. The wide variety of antioxidants found in non-fragrant plant extracts, vitamins, and food ingredients like green tea work in combination with sunscreen to help skin around the eyes look younger and resist further visible signs of aging.
  • Consider using a concealer with sunscreen. You can apply this, or a gentle, mineral-based facial sunscreen, around the entire eye area, including on the delicate eyelids.
  • Eat foods rich in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. They’re found in leafy greens like kale and spinach, kiwis, grapes, and zucchini. Research has documented their protective role when eyes are exposed to UV radiation.

If you have any tips besides this feel free to share in the comments!

Should I Use Eye Cream Both Morning and Night?

Eye cream is something that dermatologists all agree we should use to help moisturize sensitive eye skin and ward off fine lines. But, there’s not much out there by way of what to use or how to use them—and more importantly, when to use them.

Considering that the eye area is not only the thinnest-skinned area of the face, but also the first one to show signs of aging, the use of eye cream is essential. But when it comes to applying it both morning and evening, it really comes down to personal preference.

While eye cream can definitely help plump up lines and soften the appearance of wrinkles, if you are using one that is too heavy and has too many oils, it can actually interfere with eye makeup, such as eyeliner and mascara, causing it to run more quickly than normal.

So try avoiding eye cream during the day or using a very lightweight eye cream (or even an eye gel), and making sure to not apply it too close to your bottom eyelashes, as the cream can travel into the makeup areas of your eyes, causing irritation and interference.

See the collection of Swisszell eye care treatments.

 

SwissZell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream

 

Your eye cream really does need that time to settle into the skin. Applying it in the morning, then putting more products on top of it, makes it harder for it to absorb into the skin and can make those other products dissolve more easily. That’s why it’s best to use eye creams at night. Plus, your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself while you’re sleeping (like the rest of your body), so while your skin is working, it might as well have something to work with.

There’s also a specific way you should be applying your eye cream. You don’t want to apply just underneath your eyes where you may see puffiness or dark circles. Instead, you should apply eye cream all around the orbital bone to get at all the wrinkles and creases that crop up around your eyes.

Use your ring finger to dot your eye cream underneath and around your eye. “It’s your weakest finger,” perfect for applying products to the delicate eye area. With a patting motion, blend the cream in. Don’t smear or pull the cream around your eye, which could irritate the skin.

Bottom line: Yes, use eye cream both morning and night, but at the very least, use it at night.

Do you use eye cream twice a day? Leave your comments below.

Do Eye Creams Really Work?

Let me start by saying that eye creams and other skin care products will not work miracles, even though many cosmetic companies and their salespeople say they do. We are under the impression that eye creams will remove all lines and wrinkles and make the skin under the eyes smooth and youthful again. If you’re using an eye cream thinking it’s a quick fix, unfortunately, I have bad news. They just don’t work like this. However, more invasive treatments, such as Botox, can dramatically smooth eye wrinkles away quickly and effectively. An eye cream simply cannot do this. BUT can eye creams help to prevent wrinkles and keep this area moist and younger-looking? Absolutely yes…

The skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than that of the face, and it has very few oil glands. Plus, we blink 10,000 times a day, squint and smile, so this area is the first to show signs of aging. It’s important to treat this tender area by using an eye cream every single night. Skin cells are like fish and they need water to live so you need to keep hydration levels up to prevent moisture evaporation. Moisture loss = premature skin cell death. Not good.

For an example of the powerful effects of topical moisturization, I always refer back to a study done on stretch marks in pregnant women. It showed that women who applied lotion to their stomachs several times a day (any kind of lotion, no specific magic ingredient) had fewer stretch marks than those who rarely moisturized. When the skin is hydrated topically, it keeps the skin’s structure intact. This, in turn, keeps it supple so there is less wear and tear. The bottom line is, moisturizing definitely works. With regards to the eye area, since this skin is constantly moving from smiling, squinting and rubbing, an eye cream definitely prevents collagen and elasticity breakdown. The result is fewer premature lines and wrinkles.

There have been many breakthroughs in the science of moisture retention. When choosing an eye cream, it’s important to use one that is well-formulated and doesn’t use petrolatum or mineral oil. Instead, choose eye creams that use good emollients and barrier-repairing oils like sunflower or jojoba oils. These natural oils are much better for repairing the skin and preventing trans-epidermal water loss. This keeps the skin moist and supple—the way it should be to prevent visible aging. Recommended eye cream: SwissZell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream, it offers other benefits in addition to hydration and are both very powerful formulas.

One missing piece that people aren’t totally aware of is the importance of exfoliating under the eyes. You must use a gentle exfoliant around the eye area to actually remove the dryness so fresher, plumper cells come to the surface of the skin and your eye cream can give better results. Trying to moisturize cells that are already expired won’t get you very far, trust me on this one. While it’s important to use eye cream, people hardly have ever been told that gentle exfoliation around the eyes can make a significant improvement in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and smoothing away surface dryness.

Trust me, eye creams do work. I swear by them; I personally use them every single day and night. Do I still have wrinkles around my eyes? Yes. I’m getting close to age 40 and this is normal. But when I look at my siblings and parents to see how they are aging under their eyes, by comparison, I feel that I’m doing much better because I take better care of my skin.

Note: Eye creams do not have to be heavy and greasy to work. In fact, if an eye cream is too greasy, it can migrate into the eyes and cause under eye puffiness. This then unnecessarily stretches out the skin, causing a weakening in elasticity. Not good at all!

Bottom line, invest in a good eye cream along with an under-eye exfoliator and commit to using them faithfully.