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The girl’s guide to face masks

Including a weekly face mask to your skin care routine can help all types of skin conditions from dry, oily, acne-prone, and aging skin. Here is a list of three different facial masks that can help with different skin conditions.

Clay and charcoal masks – For those who have oily or acne prone skin a clay mask is a good choice. Clay masks are good for drawing out impurities, detoxifying, and deep cleaning your pores. However, for those who have dry or combination skin, a clay mask will tend to dry out areas cause peeling. For those with acne-prone skin look at clay masks with natural tea tree oil to kill bacteria and soothe acne.

Exfoliating masks – To remove dead skin cells, look at exfoliation masks that require physical rubbing. Some masks may contain chemical exfoliants like lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acid, which are good at removing dead skin cells. If you are looking at a product that is more natural, look at an enzyme masks, as they eat away dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating masks are great to tighten, brighten and slow aging while removing excess oil which reduces acne.

Sheet masks – Sheet masks are disposable masks that are pre-cut and are made with fibers or gels and include ingredients packed with collagen, retinol, and peptides. Such masks are great for aging skin and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Sheet masks will also brighten, tighten skin, hydrate and clean out pores.

Office Makeup that is polished and professional

The corporate environment can be challenging, and therefore it is essential that women look competent and professional to move up the corporate ladder. Here are some simple makeup tips that will help you look your best at work.

Long lasting – If you work a nine to five job, you will have little to no time to retouch your makeup during a busy workday. Invest in makeup that is long lasting yet gentle for everyday wear.

Low-Maintenance and easy – Most women will have about 30 minutes to get ready and get out the door. Look at a makeup look that is simple, and one that can be completed in 10 minutes or less.

Should enhance – You want makeup to improve what you have and not make you look like someone else. Therefore mimic looks that are subtle but those that enhance your natural features.

Don’t distract – Avoid wearing makeup that is distracting, like hot pink lipstick or a bold eyeshadow. You want your colleagues to take you seriously and to listen to what you are saying and not be distracted by your makeup choices.

Comfortable and polished – The makeup you wear should make you feel like you are not wearing any makeup, yet make you feel amazing.

What you should invest in – Invest in an eyeshadow palette that is neutral and one that includes a few shades that can be mixed and matched. When looking for a foundation and concealer look at one that is long lasting, includes SPF protection and one that matches your skin tone perfectly. A good mascara that doesn’t run is a good investment, coupled with a lipstick and lip liner that is slightly darker than your natural lip color.

 

Evening Wear Makeup Tips

A night out on the town means finding the perfect look for that special occasion, which means creating a great look with your makeup that will have you looking like a million bucks and turning heads everywhere you go. The following guidelines will ensure that you get the most out of your look and impress everyone in attendance.

Time Is On Your Side

Perfection cannot be rushed and for the best look attainable, remember that a bit of time is well worth investing for that perfect makeup finished. Once you have selected the right clothes and accessories, next turn your attention to the makeup you want to wear to complement everything perfectly. Are you going full on glam or sexy and subtle? Your makeup should suit the occasion and it is up to you to take the time to research every aspect of your look to look as put together as possible.

Long-Lasting Makeup

We all know that a night out can last for several hours, which means that your makeup should last for at least as long. To prevent your finely applied makeup from running down your face during the night, use only the best products available and ensure you enjoy every minute out.

Flawless Foundation

Treat your face like the canvas it is and apply a foundation that provides medium coverage and be sure to blend in well. Applied correctly, skin imperfections and spots are eradicated for the night and your base is solid and ready for any embellishments you decide on.

Facial Focus

Bold lips? Then downplay cheeks and eyes. Bold eyes? Give the rest of the face the night off more or less. It is better to look ready than like a sidekick clown when it comes to too much makeup!

Bio: Follow Dev Randhawa to learn more. Dev Randhawa blogs about her passion for hair and makeup in guest posts and at her own blog.