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|I drink hot water with lemon in the morning, three cups before I allow myself to have coffee. I drink water throughout the day and I limit my caffeine. |
I shower using tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner, I also use an organic SLS/Parabin free body wash usually with tea tree as well. I use cetaphil lotion on my face and body. I use an metal free deoderant. I use organic makeup and I stay away from mineral makeup because I've read studies on it getting into your system etc. I try to stick to high quality ingredients. There are so many products out there for people with sensitive skin who want organic as well, there are tons of lines created by makeup artists who had cancer scares because of the toxic makeup they used throughout the years getting into their system.
There are tons of options out there and products I cant even name them all. I have generally healthy skin so I don't have to use concealers or other harsh covers. I use some coverage with SPF in it, eye brow care kit and tint, mascara, blush, some lip tint and them I'm done.
|I swear by coconut oil, that stuff is great for everything, minus oily skin.. Use teatree oil for that. ^.^|
I make a sugar scrub for my body but I use almond oil, raw sugar and just a bit of lavender oil.
Posted by DG
Totally forgot about Witch Hazel! At one point I used that on my face all the time, the best part is it's really inexpensive stuff & can be found at any grocery store or drugstore.
I feel you on Mary Kay's skincare line as well--so affordable and effective. I recently got their Replenishing Serum & Clay Masque recently and loved both.
Posted by size zero superheroPosted by SwimmingLionessPosted by Theultra79
Thanks! I'll look into those!
Posted by SwimmingLionessPosted by Theultra79
Lip stains--Agreed. Cheapo brands don't do the job. A few charms I've tried are Clinique's Almost Lipstick(very sheer lip tint, appears dark in tube yet looks subtle on lips @ 12.00$)and Tarte's Cheek Stain(comes in a much larger tube & suitable for wear on both face & lips @ 25.00$).
The latter is a bit pricey, but a worthwhile investment--mine lasted about 4 years.
Posted by Theultra79
Yeah, I've used clear mascara, but they're still barely visible, though it's nice for a super dressed-down casual look. On a side note, fortunately my brows are the same color as my hair, but are just as wild, lol, so me and the tweezers are bff's! Ouch! Would like to try laser hair removal, anyone have any experience with that?
I use Palladio Lip Stain, it works pretty well, and leaves my lips looking more natural instead of covered-up. Has anyone tried another brand and liked it? BTW, I've tried all the "grocery store" brands (Maybeline, L'Oreal, Cover Girl, etc.), they were awful IMO.
Posted by size zero superheroPosted by SwimmingLioness
Ah, thanks! I'll check Sephora, shopping tomorrow! My hair is med-dark red and my eyelashes are strawberry blonde, which means without mascara they're invisible. Black mascara and all the usual and readily available color have always looked harsh on me. I've tried eyelash dye and it actually does work, though it's tedious.
Posted by SwimmingLioness
By context alone, I believe Ultra79 meant peach blush rather than mascara. OTT I wear black mascara(my hair/brows are dark red/eyelashes are close to black)but get why strawberry-blondish redheads might avoid it.
I've tried some products from JustForRedheads, some foundation and lip color to be specific. The colors were excellent, however they were equally suitable to products from most cosmetic retail stores I've purchased from(Sephora, Ulta etc).
Posted by acrabbycrab12
You don't say Thomas, that's sounds like a very simple routine!
|I'm a redhead and I find it difficult to get mascara that isn't too dark, it just doesn't look right on me. I tried some products from Justforredheads.com, but I had problems with it flaking off onto my skin and into my eyes. Great colors though. @Theultra79 what is peach mascara, and where do you get it? |
I wear very little makeup, just dab a little cream to powder foundation with a brush where needed, mineral blush on my cheeks and brow bones, mascara, light lip stain and lip gloss.
|Mascara is stunning on fair skin! If your hair is light black mascara may be too much of a contrast, but medium-brown won't hurt. |
I'm also terribly pale & my natural/current hair color is dark red. I have yet to find blush that suits my skin tone, without looking muddy or clownish and therefore skip it altogether.
Posted by Theultra79
No worries, converting to vegetarian is a fairly easy transition and unlikely to result in health concerns. Humans don't require meat or fish in order to sustain proper nutrition, except under circumstances where other food groups are inaccessible.
Is biotin a b-vitamin? Maybe I'm mistaken.
|have been for ten years, i suppose the bit about forgoing animal fats in honor of skin gave it away?|
|-This advice may sound counter-intuitive but daily washing is against hair's best interest--especially alongside a blowdryer. Ultimately, overwashing ages and depletes hair of natural oils which promote health and shine. Unless your hair is fine & prone to oiliness, shampoo every couple days to a week. If said routine doesn't suffice, wash with water & conditioner every other day & shampoo 1-2x/week.|
-For improved skin quality consider adjusting your diet, fluid intake and sleep patterns. Skincare products help yet only do so much. Generally speaking, a clear complexion signifies good overall health. Regularly consuming processed foods or a diet heavy in animal fat(cheese mayo meat etc), dehydration, drinking too much alcohol, sleep deprivation and other maladaptive lifestyle habits negatively affect the state of our skin, nails and hair.
-Avoid foundation, other than when absolutely necessary. Dermatologist's advice. It deprives the skin on your face of proper ventilation. Skin type aside, wearing foundation often is bad news as it promotes clogged pores and signs of advanced aging.
-Stay out of the sun/tanning bed, regardless of your natural skintone. The long-term permanent consequences of sun spots, premature aging or even skin cancer simply isn't worth a sun-kissed glow.
-Shape eyebrows and remove strays outside their natural shape, however, keep them somewhat full as opposed to pencil-thin.