Threading is an ancient method commonly practiced in Eastern countries that removes the entire hair follicle. The process is simple: a cotton thread is pulled along unwanted hair in a twisting motion, trapping the hair and lifting it out of the follicle. It’s an extremely sanitary process, and since no chemicals are required, it’s ideal for clients who are taking medicines that conflict with waxing or sugaring.
This week, our Tuesday Tip comes courtesy of Refinery29, one of our favorite fashion and lifestyle websites. The beauty world is a’buzz about flat makeup brushes, and finally someone is answering the obvious questions: How do these things work?!
Summer is officially upon us, which means it’s time to ditch the heavy makeup products and opt for a more simplified regimen. Maria Estelle at Damone Roberts Beverly Hills® (find out more on Maria by clicking here) suggests her signature ”Designed for You Facial”—a customized treatment that refreshes oily, dehydrated, aging, or combination skin. Once your skin is back in tip top shape, beautiful brows, black lashes, and a hint of lip color are all you need to polish off your look!
For more information on skincare treatments, as well as brow and lash services from Damone Roberts Beverly Hills®, visit damoneroberts.com or call (310) 271-2100.
Those dull, dry chapped lips…a thing of the past! We found this wonderful DIY lip treatment, that will bring back the “kiss” for your kissable lips and all you have to do is head over to your kitchen and/or grocery store, mix these ingredients and then tackle “the chap”…head on. Here are two solutions, depending on how bad the damage is. If only there were chocolate in them…
Pretty Sweet (Lightweight Formula)
One teaspoon Brown Sugar
One teaspoon Honey
One teaspoon Olive Oil or Petroleum Jelly
Mix the brown sugar and honey together to create a paste and thickly coat your lips. Leave it on for a few minutes then start gently scrubbing with your finger until all the dead skin has been buffed off. Immediately dab on olive oil or lip balm to moisturize.
Oh So Coco (Extra Moisture Formula)
One teaspoon Sea Salt
One teaspoon Coconut Butter or Coconut Oil (available at your local health food store)
Mix the two together then pat on your lips and gently scrub in circular motion until it’s as smooth as a baby’s…
Now your lipstick/gloss will glide on as it should! Repeat daily until you feel your old pout is back.
Lock in your pencil with shadow and you’ll find your liner will last SO much longer.
Have you ever heard of face mapping? If not, it’s pretty much the key to unlocking the mysteries behind problematic skin. Thanks to the combined knowledge of dermatologists who have analyzed skin behaviors and ancient Chinese medicinal methods there is a smarter way to interpret and treat skin imperfections by way of “face mapping.” Face mapping is a type of skin analysis that explains why and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body. It’s pretty amazing stuff…
Why do you break out in some areas and not others?
Think of your blemishes as X’s on a map that is your face. Different zones correspond to different problems. With this “map” as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them from recurring. (Don’t you wish you knew about this in middle school?)
So, what are your breakouts telling you?
Using the face mapping method to decode what’s going on with your body is both incredibly informative and very extensive if you ask me. Here is an overview of the basic areas and what breakouts or abnormalities in those areas mean:
Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.
Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.
Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.
Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.
Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!
Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.
Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.
Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).
Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.
So the next time you breakout or notice dark under eye circles, look to your map (or shall we say your face map).
P.S. Please note that these are general guidelines. Just becuase you breakout on your nose doesn’t mean you have a heart problem. As with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis.
Want your make up to last all day and night, but you’re on a bit of a budget? You can make your own setting spray for about $5. Yes, $5
You can use setting sprays to moisturize your skin, set your make up, and add some shine to your hair. If you look cakey with too much face powder you can use setting spray to make it melt into your skin. It is great in the summer months because it prevents your make up from moving or if you are one of those girls who wears makeup to the gym. If your foundation dries before you buff into your skin all the way, you can spray it on your brush and then finish applying the make up. Pretty much everything and anything.
Now lots of companies also make a mixing medium, sold with your pigment eye shadows so that the loose powder doesn’t fall on your face. Mixing medium is also very versatile in its uses. The funny part is that its the very same thing as finishing spray just in different packaging. So, this setting spray that you are about to make can be used as a mixing medium also!
Lemons are so amazing! We post a lot about the benefits of lemons; from drinking it with water, to exfoliating your dry elbows and heels. Today, we are sharing the benefits of using lemon on your face to brighten dull, sleepy skin!
If you’ve been skimping on sleep lately (we know we shouldn’t, but sometimes we’re guilty), you may notice that your skin has lost its usual brightness and luster. To make the gray go away, squeeze some fresh lemon juice onto a cotton pad and apply to skin.
"Lemon juice is an acid, so it can act as a toner for dull skin," says Dr. Sobel. "It has exfoliating properties, so it can help brighten the look of the skin. But, it can also be very drying, so make sure to rinse it off after ten minutes or so." A brighter, clearer skin and a natural aromatherapy treatment! We love it!
Try it and let us know how it goes!