News and Views Article May/June 2013
Summers here and were still waiting on our sunny days to appear…anytime now… :). Well either way sunny, cloudy or rainy, we still have weddings to prepare for, parties to go to, Christenings, Communions to organise, holidays to plan, “the show must go on”, and so does our never-ending battle to look our best, with plenty of hair tricks, clever wardrobe assembling and most importantly some quick and easy beauty essentials to make us look as close to amazing as we can getJ, so here are a few beauty tips to help…
Number one is most definitely our brows and our skin; these are probably the first 2 things a person notices. The key to amazing looking brows is to have them done professionally. You can completely change the shape/style of the brow by going to have it done professionally as they will take into account a number of things before shaping a brow and may even suggest tinting to finish the full shape look, one you may have never realised you could actually have achieved before. Brow shaping can be done with Wax, Tweezers or our most popular Threading (as it’s a 3D shaping method, very clean and precise shape).
Now to move on too skin. I said it before ill say it again, the cheapest skin care is drinking water, and no coffee, tea and soup do not apply, unless your tea is green/herbal tea!! All the lotions and potions in the world won’t do a thing for your skin if you’re not keeping yourself hydrated, as moisturisers are there to hold in water and your skin from free radicals. Even the basic of skin maintenance will help, along with a few facials a year for that deeper clean. There is no excuse for bad skin care anymore, as most salons offer discounts and special offers regularly on facials and skin care products, so keep up to date with your local salon. Women in particular spend tons of money per year on cheaper skin care every few weeks, wondering why there skin isn’t looking or feeling any different. When you could actually buy a decent skin care cream for abit more and it will last a few months and actually work because a therapist will have analysed your skin and make sure it suits your skin type/problems. A great regime is very easy, every day: cleanser or face wash, depending on skin type to remove make-up, dirt, bacteria, ect from skin, apply suitable moisturiser/serum. Every 10-14 days: add in to your daily routine a facial scrub suitable for your skin type and apply mask for about an hour, you don’t have to be relaxing for this you can still go cleaning or watching tv while it’s on. How easy is that, and all you’ve bought is 4 things and 2 of them will last you a year (Scrub&Mask), your moisturiser/serum should last 3-6months and your cleanser/wash should last 3-6 months depending if you wear alot of makeup. Your scrub is an important part as it removes all the layers of dead skin cells to allow your mask and moisturiser to sink into skin, otherwise it will sit ontop of dead skin doing nothing. All of those things only take 2 seconds to put on. Same applies for body, drink the water, scrub with exfoliating mitts and shower gel once or twice a week depending on how dry the skin is and cream everyday, ideally with a natural, Mineral oil, alcohols, perfume and Paraben Free moisturisers.
Now for those of you that find it hard to get in for a nice Detoxing Inch loss body wrap or body scrub. For a last ditch attempt of looking good in any outfit, and we all know we do it…. bring on the False Tan, wither it’s a Spray Tan or an over the counter bottle of self tan, its every woman’s go-to. With self tanners try to stick to Paraben (chemical) Free as well as your skin absorbs and soaks in all the ingredients which the liver and kidneys have to breakdown so its alot of work on the body to breakdown chemicals, plus a chemical free tan is normally the most non-reactive, hypoallergenic on skin that you can get, which is a bonus for those of you who suffer with sensitive skin or eczema/psoriasis. Brands like “bBold, Vita Liberata, Karora, AVIVA” are a few examples, but there are many more on the market with a beautiful chocolatey golden hue.
Hopefully this will help you when deciding whats best for your body and wallet. Until next time, keep the good side out, from all @ Stairway 2 Beauty.
We will be featuring in and giving FREE “Airbase (Airbrushing) Foundation MakeUp” Application at the “District Gym, Athenry” Offical Opening, with iRadio 102-104, BBQ ect this Sunday 9th June 12-6pm!!!!
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