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Beauty background: Sunscreen for different skin types

When it comes to day creams or face masks, or even scrubs and serums, there are different products depending on your skin type. So should we pick our sunscreen products with the same thought in mind? The answer is yes and today we will tell you exactly what kind of sun care your skin needs depending on how dry, oily or acne prone it is. Dry Skin According to licensed cosmetologist and beauty expert, Beth Barrick-Hickey, people with dry skin can use a sunscreen protection with SPF 15 or higher in the form of a cream. Don’t substitute a sun cream with an oil with sun protection. Oils promote rather than prevent sunburn and are more suitable when tanning. Oily Skin For oily skin, she recommends using lightweight, oil-free, mattifying, non-comedogenic sunscreen as to avoid skin break-outs, clogging pores and …

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Beauty Background – Let it bloom! Summer perfumes

Summer has an indescribable smell, yet it has a different scent for each of us. A summer flirtation, the great adventure on a trip or simply a sunset at a romantic evening: the sunshine is even more enjoyable when accompanied by a suitable perfume reminding us of the best memories. It smells like summer! In summer, we have access to a much larger amount of fresh fruit than during the cold season. Apricots, strawberries, cherries, melons and rhubarb are making their comeback in our kitchens. But why not also enjoy these perfumes in our bathroom and in our wardrobe? Nowadays, fruity flavors are not the only ones to be popular: the luxurious and very fragrant flowers such as jasmine or Tiare flower are often at the centre of exotic perfume compositions. They add a hint of sensuality and are frequently …

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Do it yourself beauty for the new economy

In this new economy, it’s time to get creative. If the wallet isn’t agreeing with everyday beauty budgets, scan the kitchen cabinets for ingredients to create fresh, homemade, and even organic beauty solutions. For brilliant hair: To help mend split ends rub olive oil into the ends of hair. Leave in for 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual. The oil nourishes hair and adds moisture. To add brightness and a shiny gloss to hair, Julia March, owner and specialist at Julia March Skincare, recommends combining 2-3 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Use this mixture after shampooing, and be sure to rinse to avoid a lingering vinegar aroma! Done with that beer? Put it aside for the shower. After shampooing, rinse wet hair with a tepid beer for added volume and shine. For a radiant face: …

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Top Home Beauty Hacks

The current crisis is making us think twice about how we consume, and some ideas emerge or are put back into practice. In fact, our everyday products sometimes contain beauty secrets: skin, hair…and these homemade recipes move away from the budget-budget prices. The kitchen may be your new bathroom! For healthy and shiny hair: Could our hair get shinier using beer? After washing your hair, apply some just before styling – hold and shine guaranteed! In addition, the smell is not discernible. You will not see beer in the same way ever again… Not keen on beer? Adopt for clear vinegar. Simply mix 1 dose of vinegar to 5 of water, and apply this mixture to the hair after washing – this is a leave-in formula so perfect for spritzing on post-conditioner. To prevent split ends, olive oil could just …

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Beauty Background: Serum and your Skincare Routine

The skincare routine has evolved and the days of ‘yes my makeup is off, can I go to bed now?’ is over. Serums are sensational and beautypress shows you just why squeezing them into your everyday regimen can work wonders can work wonders… Acne Away Who knew that slinking on some serum could reduce breakouts? Due to their watery consistency, serums don’t form pore blocking layers – meaning they also absorb much faster than traditional moisturizers. Oil too No one wants to add more fuel to the grease fire – serums have a watery consistency rather than an oily one so we can keep those sebaceous glands feeling sexy – really, they can be. Serums are far lighter than moisturizers, so they keep skin hydrated without weighing it down. No Fillers Please No one wants unnecessary ingredients in their products, …

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