Babydoll Weddings Beauty Secret: Glowing Skin For The Winter

759578cc4e324fd2d4ed01ac90c4f797The beauty and power of makeup will never cease to amaze me. With simple color combinations one can hide darks circles or scaring or create a beautiful smoky eye, but one look that we have learned every bride desires is that natural glow. While this can be achieved with makeup, really achieving this look starts with habits long before you sit in the makeup chair and get dolled up for your big day.

Protect Your Skin
Signs of aging and sun damage can start to appear as early as your 20’s and then become more and more apparent by your 30’s. No soon-to-be-bride wants that! By starting a routine to protect and preserve your skin in your 20’s and continue it (even after your wedding) will be the best thing you can do! Cleanse, moisturizer, sunscreen (even in the winter) and a serum that offers protection and renewal for your skin.

Always Make Sure To Exfoliate
If you are battling any type of skin concern, whether it be dryness and dullness or even acne can be helped with an exfoliator. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and whatever dirt or oil may be on your skin. On top of your skin looking great it also feels great great. We suggest in doing this 2-3 times a week. And to really bump up your skin routine try adding a pore minimizer serum to help tighten the look of pores and reduce their appearence.

Dark Circles? No thank you!
Nothing screams tired or run down quite like under eye dark circles do. Those pesky shadows that no foundation or concealer can’t quite hide. The solution? An eye cream that targets the bags, puffiness and dark circles. Bonus if it offer hydration!

Don’t Let The Rest of Your Body Feel Left Out 
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs hydration and care; you can’t forget about your arms and legs! Applying lotion two times day helps your skin feel hydrated and of course smooth and silky. To achieve that summer glow all year long try using a toning lotion in the morning and a deep hydrating lotion at night. Bonus if it has green tea in it which helps skin look more defined and toned!

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Babydoll Beauty Secret: For the Love of Aloe Vera

aloeMy of my favorites right now is aloe vera. I only ever used it in the summer until I learned of all of the amazing uses it has. I tried to grow it and use it fresh but my cat kept chewing on the leaf so I have to use the gel. But come summer I stock up on the gel to use all year (it’s always on sale and I love a good deal). Of course we all know the uses it is has for burns and help soothing them. But many people didn’t know how many other uses aloe vera has. Some of these uses cannot utilized when using the gel but they are still good to know for whenever you may need them.

 

Regulates your weight. By drinking aloe vera juice helps clean your digestive system which can help regulate your weight. I love this one because with someone who suffers from digestive disorders I love anything natural that can help.

Treats sunburns or burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen. We all know this one. If you have a sunburn (and we’re hoping this doesn’t happen very often) or a burn from cooking (this happens too many times for me) applying aloe vera (gel or straight from the plant) helps soothe the burn.

Dandruff. For those who suffer from either kind of dandruff have probably been suggested to use a harsh shampoo to help dry out the scalp but this also unfortunately dries out your hair as well. A more natural way to help dandruff is aloe vera. With its concentrated mixture of vitamins and minerals and moisturizing properties are exactly what a scalp needs in order to normalize and rid itself of the dandruff. Aloe Vera also contains something called pectin. The pectin in aloe vera has special properties that act as a type of “ce91654b1dd8d105dd63c0d8b34a8fe969ll cement” that causes cells to be stimulated, divide and grow. The fresh, healthy cells result in a fresh, healthy scalp.

Brightens the skin. If your skin has been looking a little dull or if you have dark spots, try using aloe vera. Due to its properties it can give you a natural glow and help decrease dark spots. And it leaves your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Ends Constipation or Indigestion. Due to the natural fibers contained in the juice, it can improve your bowel movement, thus improving the digestion process.

Treat Pimples and Acne. 

I love when I incorporated aloe vera/aloe vera gel in my regular beauty/health routine from my digestive system to my skin. And the best part is, I actually saw results. So with summer upon us stock up at your local drug store or even try growing some and hopefully your fur babies won’t try to eat it like mine did.

 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Another Product We Love!

Our wonderful stylist Micky knows her products so when she says something is good, we take her word for it! The Lanza Trauma Treatment care is her favorite product! “Actually in love with the Lanza trauma treatment and  think everyone should own it” says Micky. It’s a non greasy cream that can be used as a leave-in or rinse-out treatment. It’s an ultra deep conditioning treatment that heels hair. Micky also says it’s perfect for winter for anyone who has very dry hair to help control that annoying static. 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Laying the Perfect Foundation

Tips on how to lay the perfect foundation comes to us from Babydoll Weddings Stylist Heather.

Its summer time and many of us find ourselves enjoying the summer sun at the pool, the lake, or even in the mountains.  But for some of us, too much sun causes our face to peel.

When this happens put away your powder-based make-up and reach for cream foundation and blushes instead.  Powders can absorb moisture and make the flakes more visible where cream based products tend to put moisture back into your skin.  And, if your foundation doesn’t contain SPF, be sure to apply a sunscreen first to provide an extra barrier between your skin and those bright shiny rays! 


Send your makeup tip to info@babydollweddings.com and we will feature you in an upcoming Tuesday tip!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Laying the Perfect Foundation

Tips on how to lay the perfect foundation comes to us from Babydoll Weddings Stylist Heather.

Its summer time and many of us find ourselves enjoying the summer sun at the pool, the lake, or even in the mountains.  But for some of us, too much sun causes our face to peel.

When this happens put away your powder-based make-up and reach for cream foundation and blushes instead.  Powders can absorb moisture and make the flakes more visible where cream based products tend to put moisture back into your skin.  And, if your foundation doesn’t contain SPF, be sure to apply a sunscreen first to provide an extra barrier between your skin and those bright shiny rays! 


Send your makeup tip to info@babydollweddings.com and we will feature you in an upcoming Tuesday tip!

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