Boudoir Tips

30 Mar 2009 7:17 PM | Deleted user

From the Boudoir: Spring Clean

By Marilyn Klein, Boudoir Day Spa:

Skin Care tips

Seasonal beauty – Adapt your skincare routine to suit the season. During the hotter summer months you may find that you will need a lighter, oil-free moisturizer. As your skin becomes drier in winter you’ll probably switch to a creamy cleanser and a richer moisturizer.

D-Solve It - If using a cream cleanser, massage it into you skin and leave it for a minute. This will help to allow make-up to dissolve. Remove the cleanser with a facecloth or cotton wool. Always remember to cleanse twice for best results.

Don’t Sleep On It – It is essential to remove your make-up before going to bed each night. It can take up to 25 days for the skin to naturally rid itself of make-up and impurities.

Full Steam Ahead - Deep cleaning the skin will revitalize complexions and shift impurities. Aim to steam your skin once a fortnight or once a week if you have problem skin. Boil a kettle of water then pour the steaming water into a heat resistant bowl. Place a towel over your head and so it covers the bowl. Aim to have your head at least 10cm away from the bowl and remain like this for 3 minutes. Try adding essential oils or herbal extracts to the water.

Mask It - For best results try slathering on a facemask after steaming your face. If you don’t have time to steam then place a very hot face cloth over your skin to prepare it for the application of the mask. Our favorite mask is Guinot Mask Essential Nutri Confort. This mask contains rosemary, lavender and thyme and is suitable for all skin types. Use this twice a week for best results.

Kissable Lips - Lips have 3-5 layers of skin compared to the rest of the body, which has 15. Use a lip balm daily to protect your lips but be careful of petroleum based balms, although effective they can be addictive as the lips become accustomed to the ingredients and you’ll need to constantly re-apply the product to reap the benefits.

Eye-Eye Captain – The skin surrounding the eyes is very delicate and susceptible to the visible signs of ageing so it’s essential to protect and hydrate properly. Opt for eye-care products enriched with sun- protectors during the day and reparative at night.

Your skin throughout the years!

Our faces reveal a lot about our personalities and the way we live. Our laughter lines, freckles, wrinkles, bright eyes give our faces character. It’s important to take care of your skin from your early 20’s and do not neglect your facial requirements. The condition of our skin is a gauge of inner health - reflecting both our emotional and physical well-being. Tending to your outer beauty needs and inner health will result in a radiant complexion and paves the way to growing old gracefully. By the time we reach 50, our cell turnover will have decreased by 50%, the skin will have become considerably thinner and it’ll be less resilient. So all you youngsters out there - start taking care of your skin NOW! Invest in proper skincare products and treat your skin to regular facial treatments. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

After 20’s – After those pimple-plagued teenage years, your skin can go through a calm patch. Young people tend to not use sunscreen and only start to use good moisturizers after they see the first signs of ageing. Keep dry skin and wrinkles at bay by investing in high end products and start using an eye crème in order to maintain your young beautiful skin for longer!

After 30’s – Fine lines and wrinkles will start to appear due to the degeneration of collagen and elastin, the key components of the skins connective tissue support system. The skin around the contour of your eyes becomes thinner and more delicate, you may even begin to notice some pigmentation marks, age spots and broken veins and an overall drier feeling to your skin. Monthly facials are essential and never leave home without your broad-spectrum sunscreen.

After 40’s – Lines deepen and frown lines appear, this is due to the loss of elastin. Your skin may also lose its cushion-like ability to bounce back. During the early stages of menopause, you may find that your skin becomes more sensitive and spotty due to hormone fluctuations.

After 50’s – Post menopause, your hormonal levels plummet and you will find your skin is drier, with more deeply etched lines and wrinkles. Sun and age spots appear and the skin begins to sag. Don’t give into gravity. When you are applying skincare preparations always work in upward motions.

Wow Brow

Perfectly arched eyebrows can transform your face from plain to plain-fabulous! Your brows structure the proportions of your face and frame your eyes. Get an instant eyelift with a good brow wax, It can take years off!

To minimize the pain, try plucking after a hot shower and always use natural daylight. Try to keep your natural shape, always use a pointed or slanted tweezers and pluck a little at a time. Have your brows waxed by a Boudoir Day Spa professional, and then pluck the stray hairs daily to maintain the perfect arch.

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