How Often Should I Change My Make-Up?

How Often Should I Change My Make-Up?

To maintain that healthy facial glow, here are some helpful facts about the shelf life for your cosmetic products. Mascara should be replaced every three months, as its liquid consistency and exposure to air every time it is opened make it more vulnerable to bacteria. Its proximity to your eye area can lead to possible infections. If you end up with conjunctivitis, commonly called “pink eye” or any other eye infections, it’s best to throw your mascara away immediately! Also, be cautious when sharing your mascara with others; it is not recommended. Liquid eyeliners present the same concerns as mascaras, so they should be replaced every six months. Pencil eyeliners, however, can last up two years. Sharpen your pencil with each use to keep it fresh and easy to use/apply. Regularly
Your Skin Care Regimen

Your Skin Care Regimen

Your regular skin care system may not be the best year-round regime. However, shifting your beauty routine in accordance with the season is something few of us stop to consider. Just as you switch up your wardrobe in concert with the seasons, you should also be rotating your skin care products to protect your complexion against climate variables…extreme heat, cold and humidity…even the harshness of high wind. The environmental/geographical conditions in which you live, as well as the daily stress you endure, can impact the way your skin behaves and responds! So paying attention to the seasonal climate changes will affect what skin care treatments you need and any regimen adjustments. Did you know that our eating habits also change with the seasons? That’s likely due to the seaso
Saving Stressed Skin

Saving Stressed Skin

We hear it all the time, stress is the leading factor of disease within the body…and the skin is no different. As our largest organ, it’s paramount we learn how to keep damage in check during anxiety-ridden times, especially if your face is the place that’s showing signs of stress. Wrinkles Noticing more fine lines and laxity in your skin? Stress may be impacting you on a hormonal level. Cortisol, the hormone released in response to stress, is the natural enemy of collagen, breaking down the connective tissue that keeps your complexion taut and firm. But beyond damaging collagen, anxiety can also cause us to hold certain facial expressions, such as furrowing the brow which can eventually cause permanent wrinkling on the forehead and around the eyes. The Solution: Become