There are many simple ways to keep your summer glow well into the fall season. Don’t spend time and money damaging your skin at a tanning salon, when you can achieve the same look at home, healthily.
Day Glow Moisturizers – This subtle color enhancing moisturizer contains the same active ingredient, DHA (dihydroxyacetone causes a natural change in the surface layers of skin, and is perfectly safe) as sunless tanner but is more subtle. Avoid streaking as you would with sunless tanner and allow about one day to develop.
Sunless Tanners – Containing a higher concentration of *DHA than day glow moisturizers, the results are more quickly noticeable. Apply evenly, in a circular motion and wash from areas such as cuticles and hairlines.
Bronzing Powder – The trick with bronzers is to apply it only where the sun would hit your face - the T-zone, the tip of the nose, and the apples of the cheeks.
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The sun gives a seasonal glow that most women look forward to. Prepping skin for the sun and caring for it after exposure can wreak havoc on your epidermal complexion. Read the following tips to soothe skin, then show it off!
Razor Burn: Shaving and waxing inevitably causes ingrown hairs. Exfoliate prior to removing hair, then follow treatment with a product containing glycolic or salicylic acid.
Sunburn: Apply sunscreen containing an SPF of at least 15 and reapply often. If sunburn does occur, take ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
Bodily Acne: Exfoliate lightly in the shower, then follow with a lotion containing salicylic acid. There are many great products on the market – just ask a specialist at your local beauty supply store.
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There are key ingredients that can turn an otherwise simple bath into retreat that will promote relaxation and stress relief. Of course, there are well made, exotic all-in-one products on the market that will certainly create a lavish bath. There are also, however, simple and effective additions that are unique and beneficial to your senses - not to mention purely botanical, soothing, softening, and healing to dry and irritated skin.
Invigorate your senses, be creative with your bath additives. The following ingredients add luxury to an ordinary bathing ritual:
Chamomile tea bags
Peppermint tea bags
Ylang-Ylang essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Pekake essential oil
Plumeria esssential oil
Tea tree oil
Kukui nut oil
Macadamia nut oil
For an ultra-energizing bath use fill sachet bags with the following herbs and let steep in your tub for as long as you desire:
Basil, rosemary, juniper, peppermint, lavender, cardamom, yarrow root and thyme.