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Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Summer is here and with it comes sunbathing in your local pool’s “splash zone” and roasting in the stands at the baseball stadium. Will your makeup stand up? Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman, shares his top summer tips and beauty products to keep us looking our best in the summer heat.
Summerize your favourite foundation with gel bronzer:
Splurge: Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer ($18.50, Sears Canada).
Steal: Bonne Bell Gel Bronze ($6.49, Shoppers Drug Mart).
- Freedman has used this tip on Jessica Biel. (more…)
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Tanned skin makes you look healthy and maybe even a tiny bit more fit, but UVA and UVB rays permanently damage the skin. The safe way to get bronzed is to fake it. Sunless tanners have improved leaps and bounds over in the last few years.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the most common active ingredient in sunless tanning products. It reacts with your outermost layer of skin to temporarily darken it. The colour won’t wash off but will eventually fade with exfoliation in five to seven days.
For the best results, and to avoid zebra stripes, use a tone that matches your skin’s shade. The darker colours will give you faster results but won’t look as natural. Exfoliate and shave your legs before you apply any product, and wash your hands afterwards. Try using less on areas with thick skin, like around the feet, elbows and knees. These spots tend to absorb more product. (more…)
Monday, March 30th, 2009
A good pump or two of body lotion after your daily shower or bath can help banish dry skin by sealing in moisture. This essential skin care step will leave you looking good and feeling fresh – not flakey.
Pamper yourself with a lotion that has a beautiful scent or silky texture. Making the application process a sensory experience will entice you to do it more often. Your skin will thank you. (more…)
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Us gals don’t really have hours to pamper ourselves – though we wish we did. And, with these challenging economic times, we might not be able to go to the spa very often – if at all (so sad we know!).
There is hope! In just five minutes, at home, you can diminish dullness and flaking, minimize fine lines and improve your skin’s tone. What is this magical product? Clinique‘s Turnaround Instant Facial. (more…)