Okay I know I love coming up with catchy titles (I should work for a tabloid shouldn’t I?). After reading this blog post on stripes & sequins it became necessary for me to locate a brush. Dry brushing is meant to stimulate your cell growth and release toxins. You are supposed to ‘dry brush’ before the shower. Since it stimulates cellular growth it is also supposed to help with cellulite, not to get rid of it but to improve the appearance. I found a dry brush for 5£ at boots and Im not sure if its working but it does feel really nice. I imagine the benefits of dry brushing work the same as when you stimulate your hair growth by brushing the scalp. I like the idea of this because it is something that is quite cheap and relaxing that improves your skin by exfoliation!
Here is what you need to do in order to get the benefits:
- Pick a ‘dry brush’ or ‘detox brush’ with natural bristles.
- Brush your skin before showering working your way up from the feet in upward strokes going towards the heart like this diagram below.
3. Wash your brush with warm water once a week.
What do you think? will you try it?
For those of you that are friends with me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest this is old news and I apologize for being annoying but I need your help! I have applied to guest edit the October Issue of Elle UK and part of the application was to create a ‘Main Beauty Shoot Mood Board’ which you see above. I want to do a shoot in the Enlish country side in the style of Corrine Day (very natural) with the makeup looks above.
The second part of the application is your use of social media which is where I need your help! If you could please go to this page and click like under my name Natalia Ramirez that would be really really nice of you and I would greatly appreciate it! You could also Tweet or repin my board but make sure you direct them back to that link to like my name. Thanks so much every one! Wish me luck!!xxx
Congratulations Quiana Sloan from New Zealand! I will contact you via Facebook to get your address!
My friends always ask me how I know so much random stuff about beauty and the answer is magazines. From the time that I was a teenager I have read magazines and kept the little tokens of advice and information in my head. And now here is another little piece that I will store away:
British readers particularily those in London who read this weeks Stylist may have already read the brilliant little piece on skincare in the magazine. Its stories like these that I rip out and keep in my magazine notebook and in the file in my head that remembers random stuff. This week’s article was about skincare and how many of us don’t use our products properly and therefore are losing tons of money. At the end of the article they gave a little run down on the steps you should follow for your skin care routine. These are as follows:
*I have inserted pictures of the products I use let me know if you want more info about them!
‘Step 1- Cleanser
Cetaphil, Gentle Skin Cleanser
Application: Spend a minute massaging in a lightweight cleanser. Use circular motions on areas of congestion – the chin, nose and forehead – as this drains toxins. If you’re using a balm or cream cleanser, don’t allow it to sink into the skin. (It needs to remain on the surface to draw out impurities.) Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Wait one minute before moving on to the next step.
Wait one minute
Step 2- Toner
No 7, Soft and Soothed Gentle Toner
Application: A toner balances the skin’s pH levels and removes residual impurities and dead skin cells from the surface. Saturate a cotton wool pad with alcohol-free toner then sweep over skin before absorbing any excess with a tissue. If you don’t do this, the atmosphere will pull moisture away from the surface and with it moisture from within the skin, leaving it dehydrated.
Wait three minutes
Step 3- Serum
Estee Lauder, Advanced Night Repair
Application: A serum is an ultraintensive, lightweight formula that can deeply penetrate the skin as it contains molecules that are much smaller than those in a moisturiser. Apply three drops in the palm of your hands and massage into dry skin until fully absorbed. Look for one containing antioxidants to provide protection from environmental damage.
Wait one minute
Step 4- Eye Cream
Boots, Vitamin E Eye Cream
Application: The skin around the eye is one tenth of the density of the skin on the face, so an eye product has to be much lighter than a moisturiser. This formula drip-feeds a blend of wrinkle-fighting pentapeptides and health-boosting vitamins. Use your ring finger to pat it around the orbital bone (eye socket) but avoid puffiness by steering clear of the tear duct.
Step 5- Moisturizer
Karin Herzog, Oxygen Face Cream
Application: To check you are using the right amount, apply it to the back of your hand rather than dotting moisturiser onto the face then rubbing it in, warm it between your hands to activate the ingredients then use firm upward motions from the centre of the face towards the hairline where the lymph nodes are located. This aids detoxification.
Wait three minutes’
-Samantha Flowers of Stylist Magazine
You can read the full article here.