Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
Penmai eMagazine November! | All Issues

User Tag List

Like Tree5Likes
  • 3 Post By vijigermany
  • 2 Post By shinninglikeme

10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin


Discussions on "10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin" in "Skin Care" forum.


  1. #1
    vijigermany's Avatar
    vijigermany is offline Supreme Ruler's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    96,967

    10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    One of our biggest beauty pet peeves is when a celebrity tells us that the secret to her perfect skin is that she "drinks lots of water."

    Yeah, right.

    We know you've got a literal army of skin care gurus on speed dial for whenever the first hint of a clogged pore appears on your pristine face. But why should celebrities get to hog all the professional help? We asked celebrity facialist Joanna Czech, the woman behind the flawless complexions of Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet, to share her best winter skin care tricks. Better take notes, kids — a session with Joanna usually costs upwards of $250, but we scored you her best celeb-tested tips for free.

    1). Keep It Simple
    Czech is a big fan of sticking to the skin care basics of cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Her ideal routine consists of a pared-down morning plan and doing the majority of your treatments at night. "Nighttime is the most important time to hydrate because it's your healing period — skin is able to absorb more moisture at night," she says. Splash your face with water in the a.m., and apply a moisturizer. At night, use your cleanser and toner, then follow-up with a healthy dose of moisturizer on your face, neck, and decolleté. If you're worried about fine lines or dullness, Czech suggests incorporating creams that contain vitamins A and C, which will help soothe skin and promote cell turnover. Her faves: Environ Evenescence C-Boost and Ionzyme C-Quence.

    2). Party Prep
    Going out and need to refresh your skin? Try this trick: Grab a piece of cotton gauze and dampen it with toner or mineral water, press it to the skin, lightly pulling it taut, then quickly release. This should happen in a vigorous motion, focusing on the forehead, eyes and nasal folds. Czech calls it the sponge technique because you are expanding the skin when you press, so that when you release, your pores absorb the moisture and create a temporarily plumped effect.

    MORE FROM REFINERY29: 3 Ways to Get (And Keep!) Great Skin This Winter


    3). Skip The Makeup Remover
    Keep your skin care simple by ditching the makeup remover in favor of a cleanser that does double-duty. Czech loves Fresh Soy Cleanser because it gets off even the toughest makeup, without stripping your skin of its natural oils.


    4). A Banana A Day...
    Keeps your skin glowing! Since they're full of potassium and magnesium, bananas help regulate your digestive system, which in turn makes your skin glow. In addition to eating them as a daily snack, Czech loves to make this at-home treatment: Mash up a banana and stir in some flax seed oil and ground oatmeal to make a paste. Slather it on your skin and let dry, then tissue it off to reveal hydrated, calm, nourished skin.


    5). Easy On The Exfoliation
    "I'm not crazy about scrubs because clients abuse them," says Czech. "They go crazy with them and it results in tons of broken capillaries. If you just use a cleanser and washcloth to wash your face every night, that's enough exfoliation."

    6). Banish Blemishes
    When rogue pimples pop up, Czech turns to Protective Nourishment's Pumpkin Peel to treat them. The pumpkin in the mask reacts to your skin's natural enzymes to help dissolve blemishes, instead of drying them out. Czech dabs it on pimples as an overnight spot treatment and says it "works the fastest in my experience on breakouts and blemishes."

    7). Make Your Own Makeup
    Skip the pricy tinted moisturizers and make your own instead. Czech combines a few drops of an oil-based foundation with a moisturizer to create a custom-blended tinted moisturizer. She likes Babor Age Conceal Foundation and Nude Moisture Balance. Since the foundation has an oil base, Czech says it will keep skin dewy and not show any imperfections. "Skin looks unhealthy with a powder finish. Dewy always looks younger and healthier," she says.

    MORE FROM REFINERY29: Clever Ways to Save Money on Your Beauty Essentials

    8). Eye-Opening Treatments
    If puffy eyes are a problem, Czech recommends putting a cold (damp) tea bag on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Tea is a diruetic, so it draws the water out and reduces puff. You can also put cucumber slices on your eyes — they have de-puffing properties and will create a temporary lightening effect. According to Czech, there's unfortunately no real cure for dark circles. "Your eye area is the thinnest part of your facial skin, and the darkness is caused by veins. It's something you are born with and can't really alter. You can make sure it doesn't get any worse by getting enough sleep and finding time each day, to relax."

    9). Reduce Redness
    If dry, irritated skin has given you a flaky, flared-up look, Czech says she swears by Bag Balm to help get rid of redness. "It's perfect for your nose, feet, eyelids — any dry spots or even eczema. It has lanolin in it, so it protects your skin from oxygenation and helps it heal."

    10). Show Your Lips Some Love
    Czech says it's important not to forget about your lips. As they flake and get drier, it creates a kind of callus on your lip and nothing will be able to penetrate the skin to heal it. Keep your pout in tip-top shape with a DIY lip exfoliator — combine coconut oil or Vaseline with a scoop of sugar and rub it on your lips. Sugar is a natural humectant and will help keep moisture within the skin long after you wipe it off. If your lips have already started cracking, Czech says to add a drop of honey to the cracks to help heal and soothe.

    Similar Threads:

    Sponsored Links
    PriyankaS, yuva rani and Mals like this.

  2. #2
    a_hat's Avatar
    a_hat is offline Registered User
    Blogger
    Commander's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    சிங்கார சென்னை
    Posts
    2,047
    Blog Entries
    29

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    nice tips viji, adilum enaku last tips romba pidithu iruku.

    keep sharing da

    Everything is "Pre-Written " .Nothing Can "Re-Written "
    Live The Best & Leave The Rest To God

  3. #3
    yuva rani's Avatar
    yuva rani is offline Friends's of Penmai
    Real Name
    Yuva rani
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Rajapalayam
    Posts
    370

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    Nice Tips ...... Keep sharing


  4. #4
    Niharika12 is offline Newbie
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    delhi
    Posts
    12

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    Hey everyone! Great tips for all the girls. I think the best I have read anywhere including each and every problem that we girls come across. I would like to share my own experience, some time back I had these big dark circles on my face and nothing actually worked tried each and everything from taking fruits to vegetables to all other products but I just got disappointment. Then one of my friend suggested me Optimals range from Oriflame. And when I used it, actually saw the real difference. The magic which no other product could thats what this one did. I look more beautiful now


  5. #5
    Payalsingh is offline Newbie
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    India
    Posts
    30

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    You represent here wonderful tips here for flawless skin. I always shop online for buying.

    Last edited by sumathisrini; 20th Jul 2013 at 05:22 PM. Reason: External link removed

  6. #6
    shinninglikeme is offline Banned Friends's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    217

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    Hi beauties,
    I think that a regular daily skin regimen works wonders for a healthy glowing skin.




    Step 1 .Cleansing
    Be careful not to cleanse too often, you risk over-cleansing skin, see signs you are over cleansing your skin. You really only need to wash your face at night to remove makeup and sunscreen, which can clog pores. If you have dry skin, consider cold cream like Pond's, which the French use or make your own organic cold cream using this simple cold cream recipe. Simply apply cream, then wipe off, no water needed (if you have hard water, it can be especially harsh on skin). Most women prefer the water method: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. I personally swear by my Clarisonic Mia, as does pretty much everyone I know who has one.


    Step 2: Exfoliate
    There are several exfoliating options that I use weekly. Here are my favorites:
    A facial scrub.
    Microdermabrasion.
    Retinoids.
    Retin-A,
    Should you use a toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not (I once read a skincare expert claim, "toners are only for copy machines"). Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt, but a good cleanser should do this. I firmly believe it's up to you. If you like the way your skin feels with a toner. Buy it. Use it. Enjoy it.


    Step 3: Moisturize
    While I know of at least one famous beauty editor who swore skin doesn't need moisturizer, basically everyone else I've read disagrees and is an adamant believer in it. A basic rule of beauty is that if you have dry skin, you should invest in a basic moisturizer. So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it's crying out for moisture. Be careful not to over-moisturize -- this can clog pores. For moisturising your body which is a must after every bath Vaseline total moisture is the best option. Your perfect Winter Care for Skin




    Step 4: Apply Sunscreen
    The no.1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: One for night and one for day that includes UV protection. Don't use moisturizers with sunscreen at night, the ingredients are not meant to be used 24/7 and can aggravate skin. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it contains Mexoryl (found in my favorite sunscreen La-Roche Posay) or Helioplex, found in Neutrogena products.

    Last edited by sumathisrini; 20th Jul 2013 at 05:23 PM. Reason: External link removed
    Mary Daisy and Mals like this.

  7. #7
    shinninglikeme is offline Banned Friends's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    217

    Re: 10 Easy Tricks for Flawless Skin

    I am still using this regime and i feel so flawkless healthy skin everyday.Whats your skin care regimen plese share


  8. #8
    Mals's Avatar
    Mals is offline Guru's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Navi Mumbai
    Posts
    5,286

loading...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Like It?
Share It!







Follow Penmai on Twitter