Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall & Winter is apon us!

It is that time of year again, time to change your foundation to one that is more skin friendly for the current environment you are located in. When the weather changes you will notice as you get older your skin changes drastically from season to season. For example in the winter my face gets so dry, occasionally if I am not careful, painfully dry and feels like it might shatter at any given moment.

In the summer I like to use a tinted oil free moisturizer with SPF protection. In the winter I switch it up. I need a little more moisture.

When getting your new color of foundation make sure that you swab it across the high cheek area and even across the nose if you feel so bold. Ideally you want to take a swab of the color and streak it across a long strip of the face without rubbing it in. REPEAT, Do not rub it in! The perfect match will match your skin color without you having to rub it in, that is right, I said it! However say you are not in a perfect world and they do not have your color, pick the next best shade without rubbing it in. Remember, usually you are going to get more pale as the winter months progress, unless you get to snow ski through out the winter in which you have beautiful rosy cheeks!

Pick a foundation that works specifically for your needs. Oily skin use oily free formulas. If you are dry you will want an anti-aging formula to prevent dry out. In addition to those layers there is do you want to address problems you have in your skin like color spots or wrinkles, or maybe you want added sun protection, shop around you will find a HUGE assortment of foundations cream and powder based to meet your needs!

Here is my favorite for the winter months: I couple this with a heavy duty moisturizer!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Quick Tip

When putting on your liquid foundation apply immediately after your moisturizer; this will help your foundation smooth out, and slide over those pores without leaving streaks. Always start in the middle of the face and work your way towards towards ears and neck.

When using powder foundation be sure your face is completely dry, use a powder foundation brush (this brush is bigger), apply in a circular and down motion starting in the middle of your face working your way out to the edges.

Whether you are using liquid or powder always apply in a downward motion - never go up. However, with moisturizer it is just the opposite, always go up.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

another new product I have tried.

I recently noticed that Pantene has put out a new variety of shampoos and conditioners based on your specific hair type. I have been using the formula made for blonds for about a month now; and I am happy to report it has done exactly as it claimed to do. My hair is super shiny! The day after I started using the conditioner (because I used the condition before I started on the shampoo) I went to work and my boss and coworkers noticed. There was a lot more life to my hair or as the bottle says dimension.

After one month of use, my hair is very soft, shiny and is not breaking as much as it was previously. That makes me happy! I have one rule about my hair, I love long hair as long as it is healthy, so as long as my hair is healthy I will not chop it off, the minute it gets unhealthy I will go in to the salon and get a new do.

If you have used pantene in the past and did not like it, you might give it a try again and pick up the formula made for your specific hair type. My next trial will be for fine hair, you might be saying WHAT!? You have super thick hair, indeed I do have very thick hair, however, my strands are super fine. Therefore the formula for fine hair will be for me. Then after that I will probably jump over to the formula made for long hair. Now, if I could just get them to make a formula for blond, long, fine hair! That would be super!

For a free sample visit the official Pantene website.