Question of the Week: Share a beauty tip that REALLY helped you…
One beauty ritual that I’ve only recently started to do is dermaplaning. Essentially it’s just shaving your face, but with a single blade. As a woman, this is not something I’m used to doing! When you get a professional treatment, the goal is to remove the peach fuzz (and dark hairs if you’ve got em – like me!) AND to exfoliate the skin by removing the top layer.
Kerry Benjamin of Stacked Skincare explained that if you want your expensive creams, potions and lotions to really penetrate your skin, you have to exfoliate first. Don’t worry – your hair won’t grow back thicker – that’s just a myth.
I’ve been using those cheap razors you can get in drugstores, and then I upgraded to a vibrating dermaplaning gadget, but it wasn’t until I tried the Stacked Skincare dermaplaning tool that I really understood the value! I was a bit scared at first, because I had a previous altercation with a dermaplaning tool that I bought at a Japanese dollar store (that was really just a VERY sharp scalpel) – I swiped my finger with it and it cut through it like butter! But Kerry assured me that her tool had a safety edge, and as long as I did it properly, I wouldn’t hurt myself. I held my skin taut and used short 45 degree strokes in an upward or downward motion. I mainly focus on my cheeks and chin – staying away from my nose and eyes.
Until you use a professional tool, you won’t get much exfoliation (if any). Once I started using this pro tool, I saw all the gunk I could get off my face, and now I’m obsessed! My skin looks brighter and less fuzzy (which is definitely an issue as you get older – and especially if you’re often taking close up makeup pics!). And it seems that my makeup goes on more smoothly. I’m a convert!
The Lipstick League – week of 9.25.17
(Please note that not all Lipstick League posts are cruelty free.)
EauMG – Want some ideas on how to update your fall fragrance wardrobe on the cheap? Check out my five suggestions of perfumes that transition effortlessly into autumn.
fanserviced-b – I tested 12 sunscreens and found the perfect inexpensive, daily sunscreen that plays well with makeup.
Gouldylox – ThirdLove seems to think their bras are best part of having breasts. Life changing or just too expensive?
My Beauty Bunny – is sharing her favorite cruelty free bronzers for pale skinned gals (and guys)!
Phyrra – Do you have dry skin? Me too! I share the Best Primers & Foundations for Dry Skin.
Prime Beauty – There is a new cosmetics line called NOTE Cosmeticsthat has high-quality makeup products at drugstore prices! Read my review and see swatches of this NOTEable brand.
we heart this – Moisturizing Water…we know that sounds like something made up. But it exists, and it’s good. REAL good!
Beautygeeks – is not at all concerned that the new Revlon Youth FX collection is making a liar out of her 49-year-old face. Nope, not at all.
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber’s got the scoop on the latest products from IT Cosmetics, their new Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Moisturizer!
Blushing Noir – Non-Glam Beauty Necessities are a necessary evil. They are are boring & offer no thrill. All they do in life is squeeze the money from your potential Sephora budget. But, alas, we need em. Here are a few of my faves.
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
EauMG is Currently Craving: Mini lippies are my weakness. They’re just too darn cute! I can’t resist any of the Sephora Favorites Lip Kits…like this one featuring bold shades from some of my favorite brands.