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Do you dream of having celebrity skin? The kind of skin that’s completely flawless, radiant and youthful? You don’t have to dream. It’s perfectly possible to improve the condition of your skin, no matter what problems you’re suffering from, and it’s a lot easier to do than you might think.

 

Here are some simple things you can do to obtain that all-important flawless skin:

 

Stay Hydrated

 

Possibly the simplest, but most effective thing you can do to improve the condition of your skin is to drink plenty of water. When you’re well-hydrated, your skin will be plumper, smoother and less prone to dryness and dark circles.

 

Sip Green Tea

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If you add green tea to some of that water, you’ll reap the benefits of its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to halt the destruction of collagen, for smoother, more youthful looking skin, especially if you drink your green tea iced.

 

Sleep for at Least 7 Hours

 

Beauty sleep isn’t a myth, especially when it comes to the skin. If you can’t beauty budget doesn’t stretch to ulthera skin lifting, try sleeping for at least 7 hours each night to get rid of those problematic eye bags and dark circles instead. Getting enough sleep will also help your skin to repair and regenerate itself for a more flawless look.

 

Exfoliate Regularly

 

Our skin is constantly regenerating, and when this happens, dead skin cells are left on our body, causing the skin to look dull, flaky and dry. To prevent this, it is essential that we exfoliate regularly. Some people find that they need to exfoliate every day, but for others, this is too much and can cause redness. You need to work out your ideal exfoliation rate and stick to it if you want your skin to always look great.

 

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize Daily

 

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Flawless skin doesn’t just happen, well not for most of us anyway. You have to work at it, and this means cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face twice daily. You don’t have to buy the most expensive products on the market, but you do need to make skin care part of your regular routine is you want to see results.

 

Cleansing helps to get rid of dirt and oil. Which dulls the skin and causes breakouts, toning helps to maintain the skin’s tightness and elasticity and moisturizing keeps it hydrated for the kind of youthful radiance we all want.

 

Exercise

 

Yes, it seems like every beauty related post recommends exercise, but in the case of skin health, at least it really is important. You see if you exercise moderately for at least

30 minutes each day, not only will you sport a natural glow, but any signs of aging visible in the skin will slow down and could even be reversed according to some studies. So, strap on your running shoes and start pounding the pavement right now!

 

Cut Down on Sugar

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Last, but by no means least, you should think about cutting down your sugar intake as much as possible because sugar is known to weaken collagen in the skin, making it more likely that you’ll get wrinkles.

 

Recipe Essentials:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • 4 teaspoons Out of Africa Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons warm honey
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil
  • Plastic candy sheet mold

Step 1

“Sometimes a relaxing bubble bath is all it takes to seize the day,” explains lifestyle expert Jasmine Stringer of carpediemwithjasmine.com. “To make these bath bombs successfully, it is important to have your ingredients measured out and ready to mix.”

Step 2

Combine and stir the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and powdered milk in a bowl.

Step 3

Melt the Out of Africa Pure Unrefined Shea Butter along with the honey and oil over a low heat in a small pot on the stove. The Out of Africa Shea Butter is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients.

Step 4

Add the melted ingredients to the dry mixture, using a whisk to thoroughly combine everything. For an enhanced spa feel and fragrance, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix well.

Step 5

The ingredients should begin to hold together. Working quickly, use your hands to press the mix firmly into the flower molds. Leave the mixture in the mold for a couple of minutes and then pop out. While one tray is drying, work on the next.

Tip: “I put a cookie sheet over the trays, flipped them over and then lifted the mold off. If you have anything leftover, just dry the product out, leave it loose and turn it into a bath powder. Simply leave the mixture in the bowl for 24 hours, periodically mixing the ingredients to break up the clumps. Once all of the moisture is gone, place in a mason jar with a colorful ribbon.”

Step 6

Let the bath bombs dry overnight. The next day, place them in a decorative bag or drop 1 to 2 bombs into your tub and relax.

 

Post written in collaboration with carpediemwithjasmine.com

This Valentine’s Day, plan a really hot date. And no, it doesn’t involve Champagne, chocolate or cheesy Hallmark cards. Nope, it’s with your colorist. When many people think of Valentine’s Day,  the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy color scheme. Why not fully embrace the spirit of the holiday and rock holiday-appropriate hair? Use the day as an excuse to get creative with romantic colors, whether they be a trendy lavender, pop of bubblegum pink, or swoon-worthy crimson.

Get ready to be wowed by these amazing shades of pink, purple and red. Pastel colors are really on trend right now, and, after all, what girl doesn’t like pink? There are so many pretty shades! Take a look at these inspiring and unique hairstyles, and, who knows, maybe you’ll find your ideal hair color for valentines day.

 

Today I’m excited to talk to you about Evian Facial Spray, which I received for testing purposes from Brand Backer.

I’ve been wanting to try the Evian Facial Spray for a while now, but for some reason I never picked it up, so when I saw this campaign, I knew I had to try it!

A nice cool mist of Evian facial mist on dry parched skin will leave you feeling revived and rejuvenated.  The summer months can be brutal on my skin. never imagined that Evian facial spray would be one of my go to summer  essentials. I’ve seen a a ton of  people chat about it on social media but doubted that it  really worked.  My first thought was it’s just water in a bottle. What can this do that putting  water in a spray bottle can’t. I quickly found out this works so much better. It did have a fine mist that felt great. I used this for all of the uses listed above. I  used the spray  consistently during the day and first thing in the morning.

Evian Facial Spray Canister

The Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray is supposed to moisturize, refresh and tone your face.

 

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this, but now I love it! this spray is great for rehydrating and refreshing my skin, whether I’m wearing makeup or not. (The mist works great to moisten my beauty blender.)

I think this product will be handy during any time of  year, but especially now  when it’s so hot and makeup melts off my face. This is a great refresher, and it just makes my skin feel so hydrated. I will get some good use out of this, and will definantly  have to buy another once I run out.

I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants a little refreshment for your skin throughout the day,  you can use it as many times as you want and it doesn’t make your face oily or dry. I can see why everyone is raving about this spray. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

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