Beauty Tips With Coconut Oil

 

Hi Beautilicious:

It has been forever since I posted something.  Now I am back.

Since I love coconut oil I wanted to share with you some beauty tips I do with coconut oil but, let me start off by telling you a little bit about the importance of using coconut oil.

Coconut oil is the fatty oil obtained from the coconut and used in candles and confections (a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients) and cosmetics. Below you will see how good coconut oil is for you. I will mention a few.

1.Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

2. Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to reduce candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Many diseases today are causes by the overgrowth of bad bacteria, funguses, viruses and parasites in the body.

3. Improves Skin Issues (burns, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, and psoriasis)

Coconut oil is wonderful as a face cleanser, moisturizer and sun screen, but also it can treat many skin disorders. The fatty acids (Caprylic and Lauric) in coconut oil reduce inflammation internally and externally and moisturize making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions.

It protects the skin and has many antioxidants that make it ideal for healing the skin. In addition the antimicrobial properties balance out the candida or fungal sources that can cause many skin conditions.

Now for the beauty part.

 

1. Shave your legs and under arms

 

Coconut oil is the best thing.  It is naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).

2. Remove eye makeup.

 

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Put a little on a cotton ball and  gently remove your eye makeup. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you’re done, wash your face as usual.

3. Massage oil.

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Just because you don’t have massage oil doesn’t mean you can’t get a rub down. Just melt a few tsp of coconut oil and have someone rub you down. Remember coconut oil is skin friendly.

4.  As a deep-conditioner

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Coconut oil penetrates in the hair (and prevent protein loss) than mineral and sunflower oil, according to research. Apply a quarter-size dollop to your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. You’ll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual with a gentle cleanser.

5.  To add shine

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Smooth a tiny amount of organic coconut oil onto your ends of your hair to add a little shine, or on flyaways if you have dark hair. Remember that a dab will do you: Any more and your hair might appear greasy.

 

In my next post I will continue to discuss more on coconut oil.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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5 Makeup Mistakes We Make

Hi Beautilicious:

Esthetics School was the best thing I have ever accomplished. I learned a lot.  While my beautiful instructor was giving us a lecture of do’s and donts with makeup, I was in class just thinking WOW I didn’t know we shouldn’t do it. I want to give out a few tips on what not to do.

 

  1. Storing makeup in the bathroom

The bathrooom is the place where we put on makeup so of course the makeup should be there. Well I am sorry to say NO it should not. You are not alone, I did it also. This is why we shouldn’t store makeup in the bathrooom. Taking showers will not only dry out and ruin your products, it can make it more prone to collecting bacteria.  As of today let us prevent ruining products and spreading bacteria on the face.

2. Applying too much face powder

I know we want to set our makeup or we want to achieve a matte look,  but if we apply too much it can be very unflattering. The powder will give you a cakey look and it  can settle into the fine lines we are trying so hard to cover. I suggest applying very little powder to achieve a more flattering look.

3. Over lining eyes

Eyeliner is to define the eyes and there are different ways of applying it. However, over lining eyes too thick is unnatural and will make your eyes appear smaller.

4. Skipping Mascara

I am guilty. I always used to skip mascara, but by skipping mascara will give the appearance of an unfinished makeup look. Mascara define the eyes without using eyeliner, it also opens up the eyes to give the appearance of larger eyes.There are so many mascaras out there. There are mascaras formulated to curl, mascaras the makes your lashes longer and thicker. You can pick and choose how you would like your lashes to look.

5. Not cleaning your makup brushes and sponges/beauty blenders

By not cleaning your brushes or sponges/beauty blenders  you not only make your face brake out, your brushes are collecting all the bacteria, oil, pollution and debris that is collected on you face throughout the day. BTW fungus can grow in your sponges/beauty blenders and you do not want to use that on your face.

 

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what

 

 

 

 

 

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Face With Bar Soap

Hi Beautilicious:

How are you? Many people had asked me if they should use bar soap to cleanse the face.  Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t.

 

Reason #1

Our skin is acidic while soap is alkaline based.

A little confused?

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Your skin’s natural barrier is made up of acid mantle. What is acid mantel?  The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, virusus and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.  It is secreted by sebaceous glands. The pH of the skin is between 4.5 and 6.2 slightly acidic. 

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What is ph?  A measure of hydrogen ion concentration; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.   

 pH scale shows 7, it is neutral. Anything below that is acidic and above it is alkaline. Our skin’s pH balance is generally between 4 and 6.5, even when the skin is very oily. Soap on the other hand is extremely alkaline and goes towards the other extreme. So if you use soap on your skin it messes with its pH balance and acid mantle, causing it to make skin conditions worse.

Reason #2

Soap makes your skin super dry.

Even if your skin is oily it doesn’t mean you can use it. Soap strips the skin of its naural oils and makes it tight and dry. Washing your face with soap is like washing it with dishwashing detergent or clothes detergent.

Reason #3

Soap damages your skin

When you use a face wash suited for your skin type, you should verify it contains ingredients that are required to keep your skin looking its best. Although soap is used to clean your body it doesn’t mean it is good for your face. Remember, your face is more sensitive than your body.  Keep the soap away from your face and invest in a good quality face wash instead.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

Skin Care 101

Hi Beautilicious:

I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of the skin. To obtain a beautiful radiant skin, below you will find some tips on how to do it.

 

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Exfoliation

If you want a radiant skin try exfoliators that contain alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid..

 

 

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Detox your body

Talk to a natural health care professional to find a detox program that works for you, or take a load off your system and benefit your skin by doing the following:

  • Drink warm lemon water each day to help flush toxins from the body.
  • Cut out sugar and alcohol for a few days (at least five) to give your body and skin a break.
  • Up your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost the amount of skin-saving nutrients you’re getting.
  • Limit salty snacks, which can cause swelling and water retention.

 

 

 

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Antioxidant Boost (apply topical nutrition)

green tea and grape seed extract. “These powerful bioflavonoids (any of a group of compounds occurring mainly in citrus fruits and black currants, formerly regarded as vitamins). play a unique role in protecting vitamin C from oxidation, thereby allowing your skin to reap more benefits from it.

 

 

 

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Coconut Oil

It restore and rejuvenate damaged skin.  Coconut oil has excellent antioxidant properties and helps to destroy free radicals. What is free radicals? an especially reactive atom or group of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons; especially :  one that is produced in the body by natural biological processes or introduced from an outside source (as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants) and that can damage cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.

 

 

 

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Radiance Boost

Bronzers are also excellent for creating a healthy glow. Bronzers have an active ingredient called DHA that produces a golden glow.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vitamin C & E & D

Vitamin C has a profound effect on the immune system. vitamin C is good for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. This means it protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals, which can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.

The following vitamins are excellent  for skin to enhance your complexion and give you that gorgeous glow:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids: salmon, spinach and walnuts
  • Vitamin C: citrus fruits, chili peppers, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli
  • Vitamin E: almonds, squash and grape seed oil
  • Zinc: Greek yogurt
  • Vitamin A: yams and sweet potatoes
  • Lycopene: a great antioxidant found in tomatoes

Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:

  • Maintain the health of bones and teeth
  • Support the health of the immune system, brain and nervous system
  • Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management
  • Support lung function and cardiovascular health
  • Influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development

 

 

 

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Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

 

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Flawless Foundation

Hi Beautilicious:

It has been a while since I posted something. How are you Beautilicious doing?  I hope everyone is having a fab day. If not, it will get better.

Since I love having a flawless face I am always trying out different foundations and different methods of reaching my goal for a flawless look, below is a quick guide on how to get it. I hope it is easy for you.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

 

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Event Alert: Make Up Forever

Hi Beautilicious:

Everyone knows how I love Make up Forever. This is a hands down #1 brand I trust and so should you. Make up Forever never let us down when we take pictures. Don’t we look flawless?    Make up Forever invites you to experience their ground-breaking Ultra HD Liquid Foundation like never before.   Come join the brand at their Be Flawless. Be Confident. Be You. Please let us show support by going to the event that takes place at the Menlo Park Mall Edison NJ on Friday April 15, 2016 11AM- 6PM and Saturday April 16, 2016 11AM – 6PM.  They will have a pro makeup artists who will provide exclusive shade-matching consultations with the Ultra HD Foundation.  After you get the right shade won’t you like a picture taken to share on social media and friends? Guess what? you will be able to share this perfect moment. using hashtag #shareyourshade. This will be a chance to be part of their live photo wall. It doesn’t stop there, at the adjacent Sephora store, guests will receive a chic limited-edition makeup clutch including a free universally flattering lipstick to finish off their fab new look. For continued fun with MAKE UP FOR EVER, following purchase come back to the live event and have the Ultra HD Foundation personalized by an on-site engraver.

The first 200 guests at Saturday’s event on April 16th will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with YouTube star, iluvsarahii!

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 I hope to see everyone 

Makeup Tips To Make You Look Younger

Hi Beautilicious:

We all know we are not getting any younger and we want to look younger once we reach a certain age. Right? I would love to put translucent powder or do the bake thing on my face LOL but I know I can’t.  I would love to do many things but it doesn’t look as good as it does other young ladies. It is not you can’t do it well. It just means you should find a way to do it that will fit you. Be creative. Practice, practice, practice. Never give up. Below are makeup tips to make you look younger.

 

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Moisturize-    Before putting on your makeup moisturize. This is the most important part before putting on makeup. Moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated. Moisturizer also helps your face have a smoother surface to apply makeup. On top of that, it can help protect your skin from getting foundation clogged in your pores, as well as dirt.

 

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 Concealer- We should invest in a good creaseless concealer. As we age we want to cover up more fine lines, dark circles or redness.

 

 

 

Buy A Yellow Tone Foundation- Why yellow tone? Yellow warms up the skin. The warmer the skin looks the younger it looks. Above is a chart that will help you under stand different tones.

 

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Skip face powder- Covering your skin with powder will only make it worse. Any wrinkles or fine lines will be very noticeable.

 

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Show off your bone structure- Rub blush in along the highest points of your cheekbones it makes your bone structure stand out. As we age we loose the fat in the face, take advantage of that.

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Apply Eyeshadow Base– By dabbing a small amount of eyeshadow base or primer will keep the eyeshadow in place.

 

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Shimmer- a bit of shimmer is flattering as you get older because it brings light to the face.  Dab it on the inner corners of the eyes to wake up the face.

 

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Lengthening Mascara- With age the lashes starts to get thinner.  I suggest mascara that lengthens and gives volume, the mascara with long wands will help you coat each lash.

 

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Nude Lipstick/Gloss- the best approach is to stick to shades that enhance your natural lip tone, rather than bringing attention to the area. Nude colors will just boost your natural tone.

 

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Highlighter- to obtain a nice youthful glow dab the highlighter on the cheekbones, nose, chin, lip and forehead as shown in the picture.

I hope these tips are helpful to you.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

 

 

The Importance Of Removing Makeup

 

Hi Beautilicious:

Do you always take off your make-up before bed? Every night? You’re not alone. We have all been there. In a recent survey they said if you don’t wash out the makeup every night before going to bed  it would age the face by more than two days for every night that you didn’t bother. I will list a few things what happens to the skin by not removing the makeup.

 

 

 

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Premature Aging– Sleeping in your makeup can increase your exposure to free radicals (which makeup attracts during the day), leading to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster

 

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Clogged Hair Follicles– Regularly falling asleep in mascara and liner may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids.

 

 

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Wrinkles– During the day you accumulate a lot of oxidative stress, When you sleep in your makeup you are not giving your skin a chance to recover from those insults, which can lead to premature aging. Free radicals from the environment (often in the form of pollution) remain on the skin when you do not clean your face properly at night. Free radicals cause collagen breakdown over time, which results in the development of fine lines and prematurely aged skin.

 

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Pimples– If you don’t cleanse your face, dirt and dead skin cells are not removed,they stay on the skin, clogging pores leading to pimples.

 

 

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Dull Face–  If you’ve ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and wished your skin looked brighter, your lack of cleansing before you hit the bed could be the problem. “Oils and dead skin cells on the outermost layers of the skin are matted up against the pillow all night, and natural turnover of this dull epidermal layer is diminished.

 

Below are the 5 best makeup remover.

 

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Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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