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Three ways that LED Light Therapy can help you!

There are many factors that may make the skin age. While it is natural that as people grow older, so will their skin, there are also certain things that can speed up that process of aging.

While flowers and trees may benefit from exposure to the sun, the same cannot be true for the skin. Sun exposure is most probably the main culprit of the skin aging. Good thing that with the advancement of technology, there are now many treatments available that can result in younger-looking skin.

One of those treatments is LED light therapy. LED is short for Light Emitting Diode and the process is simple. The LED emits infrared light which is directed into the skin. It was actually originally developed as a way to speed up the process of healing wounds, but along the way, they saw the effects it had on the skin.

Here are just some ways that LED light therapy can bring benefits to you and your skin. Take note that there are different colors in the light spectrum and the effects of the therapy also depend on what color is used on your skin.

1. It helps you achieve younger-looking skin – most people would want to look younger than their actual age and LED light therapy can achieve that. When the red light is used, the skin’s blood circulation is boosted, thereby more nutrients go to your skin. Aside from that, the fibroblasts also produce more collagen and elastin, which results in plumper and firmer skin. It can even reduce some pains in some cases and accelerate the healing process and skin repairing process.

2. It can get rid of acne – the sad truth is that not everyone says goodbye to acne after their teenage years. There are still many adults who suffer from this condition. But with LED light therapy, there is now a pain-free and affordable way to combat it. With the blue light, the bacteria that is found deep in the skin, the ones responsible for acne is destroyed. This happens as the light activates porphyrins, which is produced by p.acnes, the acne-producing bacteria. As porphyrins becomes activated, it in turn destroys the p.acnes bacteria, thereby preventing acne in the skin.

3. It can even out skin discoloration and skin redness – if your skin has discoloration or is pigmented, or you have spider veins or skin redness, LED light therapy can be used to treat all of these conditions. When the green light is used, the production of excess melanin is inhibited and it also breaks up the melanin clusters on your skin’s surface to even out the discoloration.

These are just some of the benefits that one can get if they avail of the LED light therapy. All you have to do now is decide on what type of treatment to get, depending on what your skin needs. Whether you want to get rid of your acne or reduce the wrinkles on your face, then can be achieved through this process. Check out this site that offers treatment through LED light therapy and choose which option works best for you.

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Three ways that anti-aging skin care can improve your skin!

If you’ve never thought of having a skin care regimen, you need to rethink your decision. You may think that you will be just wasting your time and most especially money when you buy the products that you see being sold all over the malls and online.

If you don’t know yet, your skin is an organ and like any organ in your body deserves care and maintenance. If you exercise and eat a healthy diet in order for your body to be healthy, then adding a skin care program will just add to making yourself healthy.

If you are still hesitant about using anti-aging skin care, check out the benefits you can have from them below. These are just some of them and there are much more that you can find if you just do a little research.

1. They will make you look younger than your age – who does not want that youthful glow? And did you know that I t can be achieved without having to put on all sorts of makeup on your face? There is a way to get rid of those dark spots on your face, or to reduce the fine wrinkles all over your eyes. Anti-aging products are packed with ingredients such as collagen or antioxidants that help the skin brighten and glow.

2. Using them will make your skin healthier and firmer – do you hate looking in the mirror because you see that your skin has started to sag? Using certain products can make your skin firmer and bring back the elasticity that your skin lost due to aging. There are products that bring nourishment to the skin so that it can actually repair itself faster.

3. They will delay the delay the damage that your skin may get – there are so many factors that contribute to the skin aging. It may be due to sun exposure, stress, genetics, or just you not taking care of your skin for a long time. While there is really no reversing skin aging, much like getting old cannot be reversed, there is a way though, to delay the inevitable. Getting started at a young age can result in reducing the effects of the factors mentioned above.

These are just some of the things that having an anti-aging skin care regimen can bring to your life. Don’t think that you will just need this when you start feeling the effects of aging in other parts of your body. The earlier you start, the better the results will be.

If you are not sure how to begin your skin care, you can start by familiarizing yourself with phytoceramide. This ingredient can bring such effects to your skin that it would like you went under the knife or had Botox without actually having to do it.

Think of healthy, glowing wrinkle-free skin done the natural way. There are many ways to introduce phytoceramide to your skin, whether through cream or supplement. For more information, click here for the best phytoceramide products that you can find on the market today.

Incredible iHerb discount code for UAE customers!

Holla! If you are in UAE & love online shopping, now is THE time to try iHerb. Never before offer!

$20 off any purchase of $40 or above. Valid till 11th July 2017 & for first time customers only.

Link is :

ae.iherb.com/?pcode=UNEW20&rcode=SCZ695

All discount codes are attached to this link. Ships from US to UAE in 3 – 4 days via DHL.

Check out all 12 of my iHerb hauls by clicking here.

iHerb literally has everything that you want and need except for clothes and electronics. Go for it!. You will love the site as much as I do.

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Guest post : Four DIY Skincare Masks Using Everyday Ingredients!

It is not always about buying the best and the most expensive of creams, chemicals, and products. Your kitchen pantry is where you need to hunt for that glow you have always wanted to have, but couldn’t get from any of the products that you tested. You can do wonders for your hair and skin with the help of simple foods and common ingredients. It may be astounding to know of some of the foods that you can use to make DIY face masks for yourself. Let’s take a look at them.

Lemon Mask

When it comes to lemons, it is safe to say that they are natural detoxifiers. They are the ones that create the perfect balance of the pH level for your skin and also have the same effect on it. Lemons release all the impurities of the skin, and they are great citric ingredients that help rejuvenate the skin. A fresh and vibrant look is what you get after using a DIY Face Mask that has lemon.

Ingredients

Juice of half a lemon
Gram flour- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Grated tomato juice from half a tomato
Rose water– few drops

Preparation and Application

This mask is simple to prepare. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients. Apply all over the face avoiding the eye area. You can also use the mask on the neck area. Wait for 15-20 minutes so that it completely cools down and hardens up. Then take a soft cloth dipped in warm water and gently rub it on your face. This mask is my personal favorite, and I keep making additions to it according to my time and convenience.

Honey Mask

Honey is one such ingredient which works wonders for your skin. It is the best when used raw, and it is rather a natural moisturizer. There are so many properties that honey has. It is even preventive against any microbial infections and is great for acne. Skin looks much younger and better when you make use of honey regularly as your body gets high in antioxidants.

Ingredients needed for the honey mask:

Just 1 tbsp of raw honey

Preparation and Application

All you have to do is put a generous amount of honey to your face. Your eye area has to be avoided, that goes without saying.

Let it be for 10 minutes or so, and then it can easily be washed off with a little lukewarm water.

Oat Mask

Oats are a staple diet for breakfast but more than that, they also are an excellent ingredient for face masks. There are some minerals and vitamins that are found in this breakfast cereal.

Oats work very well for any skin, whether itchy, dry, or even if it gets irritated from some irritant. Acne breakouts are best avoided with the help pf oats and powdered oats that are readily available in the market form a great exfoliating mask and scrub that can make your dead skin and all your sin troubles vanish.

Ingredients for the mask

Powdered Oats- 1 tbsp
Raw honey– 1 tbsp

Preparation and Application

All you have to do is combine both raw honey and powdered oats so that it becomes a paste. Apply this paste to your face and the neck area as well. Let it be for 10 minutes or so before rinsing it with warm water, and you can pat dry your face with a clean towel after all of these packs.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is tree bark, but it has more than one benefit. There are just so many pluses of this wonder ingredient that one may not be able to list them all out. Cinnamon and honey make for the best DIY facial mask, and it also happens to be the easiest. Another one of my personal favorites.

Ingredients

Cinnamon– a pinch
Honey- 1 tablespoon

Preparation and application

It is as simple as mixing the honey and cinnamon together and then applying it all over your face. It is great to use as an antibacterial pack and also to de-tan the face.

These are all some of the basic recipes. However, you can always be experimental and try out something of your own, just like I do, so many times. The homemade masks are a great and cheap way for you to get the clear and healthy skin that you have always wanted.

These lovely DIY homemade face mask jars also make fabulous gifts for your near and dear ones. You can keep many of them ready which do not have perishable ingredients and then gift them whenever required.

It is a fact that there are some beauty and household tips which, if followed, will do wonders for your hair and skin. There is just no need to spend big bucks on spas and beauty salons when all they are doing is just minting money off of you. There are various face masks which can be used by anyone, and everyone and all that is required to is just simple ingredients from your very own kitchen.

Author Bio: Linda is a professional hairstylist based in San Jose, California. She has worked in the fashion industry for several years and has had the privilege of styling some of Hollywood’s top stars as well as working with the best names in fashion. Besides her hectic hair care commitments, Linda is a passionate writer who loves to share her knowledge on the latest hair products, styling tips and more. Check out checkcorner.com for more information on her latest work.

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Giveaway Winners : Makeup class at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

Congratulations goes to these two extremely lucky ladies for winning a spot in a group makeup class by award winning hair and makeup artist, Dahlia of DHD Beauty school in Dubai!.

First prize winner is Jemsheena Yoosuf who gets to choose to learn any one of the following three – Bridal makeup, Glam evening makeup look or Everyday daytime look.

Second prize winner is Adiba Khan who gets to choose to learn one of the two remaining looks that weren’t chosen by Jemsheena.

Both winners please email me at nazninazeez@gmail.com so that we can discuss & take this further.

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Why Improving Beauty Naturally is Important..

How do you define beauty?. When do you consider yourself to be at your most beautiful?. While many women would readily confess that they never leave home without putting on at least some type of makeup on their faces, there are those who would rather go bare-faced.

The beauty industry is undoubtedly one of the biggest in the world. Every year, women spend thousands of dollars on new products that are advertised to guarantee instant results. But can these products really make you more attractive to the people around you?. While it may be true that makeup and enhancements may make you more attractive to others, there are some scientists who argue that it’s not really the makeup that attracts people to you. Rather, it is your physical beauty and the attributes that you are born with that do so.

There may be many reasons why women or even men use makeup or other beauty products to enhance their physical features, but ultimately it is their natural look that would make them stand out from the rest.

The truth is you don’t need to spend too much money to be able to look your best.  There are times that the products you put on your face can do more harm than good on your face, skin, and body. Do not fall victim to the instant results as the truth is there are no shortcuts to having flawless skin and a perfect body.

You need to work hard to achieve them. And you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars either. Did you know that there are common household items that can help you improve your beauty naturally?. Take honey for example. It has been used by our ancestors for a number of reasons, including as a cure-all for ailments. Other foods such as lemon, tomato, and cucumber can do wonders for the skin as well.

You also need to focus on not only what you apply on your skin, but what you consume as well. Many do not realize that simply changing your diet can do wonders on their skin’s glow. If you refrain from foods that may be bad for you and opt to eat more fruits and vegetables, you will clearly see the difference.

Improving your beauty naturally can be easy. Whether you have oily or dry skin, there is a way for your beauty to improve naturally without applying chemicals onto your skin. Are you conscious about your acne problem and would like nothing more than to get rid of that pesky pimple. There are many methods you can use such as the mask method or even the ice cube method to get rid of them.

There are many websites that have done their research and listed down hundreds of tips for everyone to improve their beauty naturally. Hack Yourself Pretty is one of those websites. Do you have oily skin?. If so, they have some tips for people like you, so check it out here. Go to the website to find more useful reviews and tips to help you get started on your journey to having natural beauty.

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Giveaway : Makeup Classes at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

I am so excited to team up with DHD Beauty School in Dubai, to give away makeup classes to TWO winners!. Each winner will win an admission each in a public group class. A class is 3 hours long and held at DHD Beauty School’s bright and spacious private classroom/studio.

Makeup class

The group classes are for seven women, to learn how to master the art of make-up on themselves. Taught by their own master trainer Dahlia, these small, intimate classes allow for a relaxed, and personalized teaching experience. These classes normally cost AED 450 per person.

Dahlia DHD Beauty

Dahlia

How these classes works usually is, people put down their names on DHD’s public class registry form, and when they get seven names on the list who all has the same learning outcome goal, from three options, they host a class.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win this amazing opportunity to learn from the best!. Onto the giveaway details :

● There are 3 mandatory entries to enter this giveaway. Complete that and then do the rest of the entries for more chances to win.

● Giveaway is open to UAE residents only, because, well obviously the classes are being held in Dubai.

● There are three class options, to learn- Everyday daytime make-up, Glam evening make-up & Bridal make-up. Since each winner will go into two separate classes, I am going to let the first winner (whom I’ll choose randomly using Rafflecopter) decide which class she wishes to take. Then the second winner will choose a class out of the remaining two options.

● Giveaway will end on June 8th, 2017.

● Winners will be contacted via email by June 10th & also announced on the blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have any doubts at all, just ask in the comments below. Good luck!

Here are some more details about DHD Beauty School’s classes, that you might wish to know :

Participants are encouraged to bring their own kits for evaluation (to be able to recreate the look at home) but also to use DHD’s professional kit to try new products and tools as well. They are based in Barsha Dubai. They also hold private makeup classes whereby a group of seven women can book a session together at a cost of AED 3000. This would be a fun and unique idea for a bridal shower, hen party, bacherolette party, birthday party, baby shower or just a casual girls day out. Decorations and catering are available on request.

Definitely check out DHD Beauty’s website for more information and share this giveaway with your friends right now, because it’s a great opportunity!.

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Review : May 2017 Glamego – Most affordable beauty subscription box in India!

Hey guys,

Today’s review is about Glamego, India’s most affordable beauty subscription box. At only Rs 299 (Approx AED 17!), May’s box is so worth it because it contains four full sized skincare products from premium, organic brands with a total worth of Rs 814!. It came in an eco friendly, simple box with Glamego’s [quite stylish] logo on it. Here are the products and my opinions about them :

Glamego

Glamego May box

Premium Himalayan Crushed Roses foot soak/Bath salt by Soap Square – Man, the scent of this!!. It’s heavenly. It’s like you stepped into a rose garden. It contains Rose petals, which are rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties along with Pink Himalayan salt & Rose oil.

Pink Himalayan salt roses bath salt

I never knew bath salts could be of such high quality. This is the best bath salt I have tried. I used it as an exfoliator since it’s crushed to a fine form. It leaves the skin feeling really soft and scented. The divine scent actually stays in the shower for hours on end. When I got it, it had hardened into a block. But, it can easily be crushed. This brand is paraben free, crueltyfree, SLS free, vegetarian, natural and handmade. The benefits of using Epsom salt bath salts and foot soaks are many. I am yet to use this in a foot soak.

This pack containing 140 gms is worth Rs 400.

Choco Strawberry lip cream by Vedic Line – This one has the wonderful scent of chocolate. It has cocoa butter and beeswax, both being ingredients that are known to deliver moisture & softness to our lips. Funny enough, I don’t find ‘Strawberry’ listed in the ingredients list!. Huh?. Strange. Anyways, am in love with this creamy, indulgent & rich lip cream ♥

Choco lip cream

It is 15 ml & worth Rs 85.

Neem Caffeine face wash by M{Caffeine} – This brand is India’s first caffeinated personal care brand. Quite interesting!. Coffee is an ingredient that has been found to be pretty beneficial to skin, be it in DIYs or skincare products, for it’s high antioxidant properties.

M caffeinated face wash

Seeing Neem on the label, I had a feeling that it’s not a match for my skin type (normal/dry) since it’s usually found in products targeting those with acne taking into consideration it’s antiseptic properties. But surprisingly, it felt great on my skin. It didn’t leave a dry, stretchy kind of feel. Instead, my skin felt hydrated and refreshed.

It has a pretty great scent. Actually it reminds me of that fresh, sharp scent that men’s aftershave has!. I love it and so does my husband :). It also contains Vitamin E which gives a healthy glow to the skin. It’s texture is thick and gel like. For that reason, you just need a teeny tiny amount each time you use it. This 50 ml bottle will last quite a while. It’s worth Rs 199.

Lavender scented handmade soap by BioBloom – One of my most favorite scents ever is lavender and am glad I got this. Some received other variants in their boxes such as Rose soap & Neem & Aloe Vera soap. The scent is soft, relaxing & pleasant. This soap has a creamy feel on touch and lathers just right. It cleanses well. This brand is free from Parabens, Petrochemicals, Formaldehydes, SLS etc.

Lavender scented soap

It is 100 gms & worth Rs 125.

Overall, am happy with the value Glamego delivered this month. It’s price, Rs 299 is inclusive of shipping too (only in India)!. How amazing is that?. Definitely a beauty subscription box worth checking out. Sign up here.

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Note: This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Five Simple Beauty Tricks While On The Go!

Keeping up with our beauty routine is much easier when we are in the comforts of our home. However, when we ladies are on-the-go, especially when traveling, keeping up with all of these may not be the first thing that comes to our mind. We may not have the time to deal with all the demands of our beauty regimen.

Yet, your beauty routine doesn’t have to suffer even when in transit. Even when we are at our busiest, it is still possible to look our best. Check out these 5 simple beauty tricks while on the go.

1. Always keep hydrated.

This may be the least thing related to your beauty regimen, but for you to have great skin, you must always include hydration in your skin care routine. This is extremely important, especially when traveling by plane. Traveling at high altitudes can cause flaky skin as the air can be very dry. Drink plenty of water every now and then. In addition to that, apply your favorite moisturizer to your face and body for added skin hydration.


2. Treat your hair before traveling.

Being in transit for long periods of time doesn’t do our hair any good. As harsh as it is to our skin, being on the go can also affect our hair. That is why treating your hair while you are still at home by applying hair masks can make a difference. Doing this will suffice, so while on the go, you may simply spray dry shampoo. You’ll definitely look like these top models we see on tvs. Bringing handy hair masks and hair essential oils on your trip will also do.

3. Skip foundation.

Applying foundation is time-consuming. And when you are in transit, it may feel like such a hassle to apply it. So when you are on-the-go, it may no longer be necessary. Instead, use tinted moisturizers as they are lighter than the foundation, but with added benefits. It will keep your face hydrated, and at the same time, it can also cover up dark spots and blemishes. The best thing about this is that it will only take seconds to apply. Even while you are inside any type of vehicle, you can just squeeze a little in the palm of your hand, apply it lightly on your face, and you are good to go.

4. Use multi-purpose beauty products.

This product is heaven-sent to those who are perpetually late. Instead of bringing a lot of products in your bag, you can just use one for several purposes. One example is coconut oil which you can use as a lip balm, face and hair moisturizer, and even as makeup remover! Another example would be tints that can be used not only for your lips but also as a blush.

5. Always bring blotting paper.

Bless the soul of the person who invented this amazing product. When on-the-go, our skin can get very oily, especially in the forehead and nose area. Fret not; instead of redoing your entire beauty routine, you can simply put on that oil blotting paper to get the unwanted shine off of your face.

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Review : Nature Republic’s Real Nature Aloe Sheet Mask!

Hey guys,

Recently Skin18 sent me Nature Republic’s Aloe Sheet mask, as part of their ongoing Reviewer Programme (which you can join too, even if you are a newbie blogger (Minimum requirement : 500 followers), by clicking here).

Nature Republic sheet mask

It came wrapped in a thin cover which had stars and zodiac signs printed on it. So pretty!

I like the concept of sheet masks. They are easy to use and fuss free. Ok, so this mask has the most realistic visual of Aloe Vera, printed on it’s pack. It’s beautiful & attractive enough to make anyone reach for the pack. Inside, I found the mask that is composed of three layers of cellulose, that’s brimming with essence. I found most essence on the mask itself and next to nil dripped inside the pack.

Nature Republic sheet mask

Here is the sheet mask pack. It came with a Thank You card from Skin18.

The essence has a light, pleasant scent and is thick, cool to touch and non oily. It says here on the pack that it should be applied on cleansed skin, right after applying a toner. So, I used my Jeffrey James Botanicals toner on cleansed skin and then applied the sheet mask.

Applying sheet mask

I promise the end result isn’t as scary as it looks in the beginning, lol!

On application, my skin felt hydrated, moisturized & soft. I left it on for 20 mins. Aloe is soothing and has healing properties. This mask is best for dry, irritated skin. I do have normal/dry skin, however it is not irritated. Still, I benefited much from the mask as it left my skin feeling refreshed and full of life!.

I do recommend you try this mask. The only problem I found with it is that it has a high alcohol content.

Price : $2.40 (Approx AED 8.82) for a pack containing 23ml essence

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Note: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.