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Why You Should Add An Oil to Your Skincare Routine

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Are you afraid of using an oil on your face because you think it will cause breakouts? Oils can actually do the opposite, because they help to nourish your skin and prevent excess sebum from producing. Be mindful of the oils that are comedogenic because they can clog your pores such as coconut oil and cocoa butter. Consider using oils that are light and gentle for your skin type because they will absorb quickly and keep your skin smooth. These are the reasons why you should consider using an oil in your routine.

Reduces Wrinkles

UV rays can cause damage to the skin and create wrinkles on our face. Using an oil can protect your skin from the sun because it will provide antioxidants to prevent aging. If your skin is sensitive to the sun, consider using a product with vitamin E, such as Argan oil.

 

 

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Helps With Dry Skin

Oils are great for dry skin because they help bring moisture back into the skin and reduce flakiness and roughness. They provide long hydration and creates a beautiful glow. Consider using Almond oil, which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It is also safe for sensitive skin.

 

 

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Shrinks Enlarged Pores

Jojoba oil is great for shrinking your pores because it mimics the natural sebum that your skin produces. It also prevents your pores from getting clogged and it can be used daily.

 

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Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Most oils contain anti-inflammatory properties that can calm down rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. If you have irritated skin, consider using geranium oil because it reduces redness from rosacea.

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Gentle On Acne-Prone Skin

Tea tree oil is great to use on acne because it immediately shrinks the pimple. A great tip would be to use tea tree oil after you pop a pimple because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

 

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The Oil Products You Need to Try

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I solemnly swear that I am a skincare junkie. Shout, “Girl, yes!” if you constantly find yourself in the same aisle surrounded by cleansers, moisturizers, face masks, and so much more. If so, then like me, you are always ready to try the next “big thing” because when your skin feels good and looks good, there is no stopping you. Personally, my skin has been feeling on cloud nine for the past couple of months and it’s all because of what has been taking up space on my shelves: oils. These au naturale babies are packed with benefits for any skin type. Looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines? Want more moisture day and night? Craving more glow? Hoping to feel calmer? Oils have you covered!
 
From an array of different kinds, including argan and jojoba to lavender and coconut, each oil type is super enriching, versatile, and ready to revive your skin with just a few drops. Slide your usual skincare products to the side and make room for these pretty-packaged oils that provide so much love for your skin.

Cleanse

You may be surprised to learn that oils aren’t solely for moisturizing and healing your skin. They can be used to cleanse and remove makeup as well! If you’re looking to try it out at home first, reach for coconut oil, which we all know can be used for a plethora of must-do’s, including cleansing. Just dampen your skin, smooth some coconut oil along it, and watch your makeup melt off like magic. If you want an oil facial cleanser packed with natural ingredients and multiple oils, reach for Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil, Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil, or Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil.  

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil, $16, burtsbees.com
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil is 100% natural and includes coconut and argan oils within its formula, which are meant to dissolve makeup and anything else that your skin may pick up throughout the day.

Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil, $32, ulta.com
This is a multi-use, lightweight cleansing oil that can be used on either wet or dry skin! With original Gentle Quick-Removing Technology, it quickly removes makeup, including waterproof eye makeup, from your skin to leave it feeling refreshed and looking dewy.

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, $32, sephora.com
A gentle cleanser formulated with argan oil that works wonders against fine lines and dry skin.  

DIY: Watermelon Coconut Mask

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Masks are an essential part of healthy hair care, especially in rough weather. If you feel like your strands are getting dry, brittle, and thirsty, it’s time for some hair TLC. Sometimes you can’t always go out and purchase the newest hair masks on the market, so why not make your own? With the help of Latest-Hairstyles.com, we have a step-by-step guide on how to create your very own Watermelon Coconut Oil mask to give your mane some much needed moisture.

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Know Your Ingredients!

  • Coconut Oil: The base of this anti-breakage, split-end treatment is coconut oil. All hair can benefit from coconut oil, but it’s especially beneficial for brittle, breaking hair. It’ll deeply moisturizing, soften and add sheen.
  • Oontanga Oil: This is oil made from African watermelon seeds, and it’s loaded with essential fatty acids that stops your hair from breaking and makes hair shiny.
  • Camellia Seed Oil: This oil comes from Korea and permeates the hair shaft to restore vibrancy and strength. It also softens your hair and keeps split ends and breakage at bay.
  • Argan Oil: This is a conditioning oil that seals the cuticle, adds shine, and makes hair more manageable during the styling process.

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Step 1: Combine two tablespoons of liquid coconut oil with 10 drops of each of the other oils and stir well.
Step 2: Apply the oil blend to the ends of your hair and let it set for 10 to 20 minutes before shampooing.
Step 3: Condition and style as normal and repeat once a week for best results.
This recipe makes enough for three weeks of treatment (depending on hair length and thickness). Store in an airtight jar in a dark place. If you place it in the fridge, you’ll need to zap it for 30 seconds to melt it down again.
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White Sand Rollerball Review

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Nothing says relaxation like the beach. The warm sun on our skin, the sound of the ocean, sand between our toes, and the blissful atmosphere. Well, now you can bring the beach with you at all times with the White Sand rollerball fragrance oil from Finn & Co.

It’s difficult to find the time to have a beach day with our busy schedules, but now we can have them 365 days a year with the White Sand rollerball. Infused with natural ingredients such as jasmine, mandarin, honeysuckle, and jojoba and apricot seed oils, this little tube holds the essence of the shore. Not only is it made from pure ingredients, it’s also paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate formaldehyde, and cruelty free. Glide it onto your neck or wrists for a perfect and invigorating beach scent. Your nose will be on permanent vacation as you pick up whiffs of the beach right from your skin.

This signature Finn & Co. fragrance is also available as a soy candle. Imagine having a beach scented room? We can already taste the cool and salty air. The White Sand candle retails for $36 and the White Sand fragrance oil retails for $42. To learn more about Finn & Co. visit TheFaceOfFinn.com.

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Mani-Pedi Musts

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4733601645_0037326b60_zThere’s nothing like a fresh mani-pedi to provide feelings of refinement and rejuvenation. However, week after week of attention can lead to a lack of green in wallets with an excess of cobwebs in its place. So, why not bring the salon home and give yourself endless mani-pedis for a fraction of the cost? These tools and tips will have friends asking you, “Where did you get your nails done?” immediately.
Rough around the edges
Start with clean nails by removing all nail polish. Even if you don’t have any on, give your nail beds a quick swipe to remove any hidden polish or dirt. Then, exfoliate hands and feet with your favorite scrub or better yet, cane sugar. Most store-bought scrubs are sugar or salt scrubs. Make your own with a cup of sugar, some water, fresh lime and orange juice. This will smooth out hands, leaving them softer than ever.

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Make them Melt
Cuticle oils and removers are essential for salon-look nails, but Formula10’s Pink Creamy Cuticle Remover is the most effective. The accordion shaped bottle makes application easy. Squeeze the bottle and run the long nozzle along nail beds. Allow to sit for one minute.
Nit Picky
Once your cuticles have absorbed some remover, use the flat end of a cuticle removing tool to push cuticles back. This will cause dead cuticles and skin to fold and the tweezer-prong shaped side of the tool can be used to pick away the melted cuticles. This will result in clean, moisturized and most importantly, healthy looking nail beds that are ready to be moisturized.
Silky Smooth
After all of that preparation, what seems to be simple would be applying lotion. It really is as easy as that, but the wrong lotion could have consequences for skin. Overly fragrant products are often only so, while body butters or creams can leave skin oily and greasy instead of saturated. Any of Aveeno’s lotions can conquer this issue, but the Aveeno Skin Relief 24hr Moisturizing Lotion targets dry skin and moisturizes it back to health.
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Nail Beds of Steel
Salon quality nails must be durable and resistant to cracks or breaks. That’s why Sally Hansen’s VitaSurge Growth Gel is the best start to growing strong nails. Apply a small, spreadable amount of the gel onto each nail and then rub it in with fingers or applicator. The beads inside the formula infuse vitamins A, C and E into nails to promote growth. This is essential for nails that undergo lots of painting.
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Growing and Growing
Before airbrushing tiny daisies, stenciling a French tip or simply applying a solid color, apply a base coat to nails. Essie’s Grow Stronger will strengthen nails while providing primer for the coats to come.
Final Don’t Touch
After all is said and done and each finger and toe is perfectly painted, the final piece to the puzzle is topcoat. Recently, matte coats have become a trend, but for on-the-go nails with high gloss, Nails Inc. London’s Kensington Caviar Top Coat does the trick. This top coat dries to the touch in 45 seconds, but fully dries in ten minutes and creates a slick, gel-effect—the perfect touch for salon-quality nails.
There’s some hard work behind a fresh mani-pedi, but with the right tools and enough practice, anyone can create salon quality nails.
 
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