Monday, July 30, 2012

Create Your Perfect Makeup Shade


Having a tough time finding the right shade of foundation or lipstick? You may already have the solution -- and it's in your makeup bag
Makeup Mixology: How to Create Your Perfect Blend
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips article
Before you head out to Sephora for a long and possibly unsuccessful trip to find that perfect match, try makeup mixology. By combining your favorite go-to staples, you can customize your products for all of your beauty wants and needs. See how you can get the DIY technique that experts are using now.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Curious about Microdermabrasion?

What non-invasive procedures has the ability to treat acne, large pores and help diminish fine lines, hyper pigmentation, superficial scarring, age spots (or sun damage)?

Microdermabrasion! It seems like a heavy load for such a relatively short and painless procedure but it has been a commonly used practice by celebrities and people looking to feel and look younger and have a healthier, more glowing complexion. Our skin is the most looked at part of our bodies and is usually an area of great concern for everyone-men and women alike! Everyone wants to look as young as they feel and have beautiful, clear skin. Microdermabrasion has made that much easier to achieve!

We all know how important exfoliation is to our skin, right? Well, microdermabrasion is like that only better-It's very fine, gentle medical grade crystals  (made of aluminum oxide) are moved over the skin in a controlled manner with a hand held device by a trained expert. It takes approximately a half an hour to do the entire face and neck and each area is usually gone over twice to assure all the dead skin is removed. (The dead skin is sucked up by a small vacuum.) This process encourages new skin growth and helps us to produce more collagen to actually provide a healthier, younger appearance. It also will help your skin products work their magic better by removing that dead layer of cells that sits on top of our skin and can prevent products from actually getting into the pores and treating whatever it is you're trying to achieve with your daily regimen.

Usually the only "side effect" from this procedure is a little bit of a pink glow-like you spent a it of time in the sun-and you may feel a small amount of tightness after the procedure but that subsides. You are able to go right back to your daily activities although it is advised to avoid being in the sun for a period of 24 hours. Just be sure to use a great moisturizer and sun screen!

Some of the benefits to this treatment is it is safe and effective for all skin types. Some sensitive skin types who don't have luck with chemical exfoliation peals are great candidates for Microdermabrasion! It will improve the texture and the tone of all skin types and you usually get visual results very quickly-especially in the brightness of your skin! It can be great to help unclog pores and treat blackheads and acne as well as uneven pigmentation from sun damage or maybe acne scarring.

Skin conditions such as scarring or acne may take about 6 treatments to notice massive change depending on your skin type and condition. It is also suggested you receive a treatment every 1-6 months (again, depending on your skin type and condition) to maintain the best results. Please leave a comment below if you've ever tried Microdermabrasion and let us know your results!

Be Sure to check out MYA for additional information on this non surgical treatment. There's an awesome FAQ section that will provide you with more information-or you can contact them to make an inquiry or set up a free consultation!
Sunday, July 1, 2012

Eye Creams That Really Work


Get rid of crow's feet, fine lines, and dark circles with one of these 14 best eye creams

14 Eye Creams That Really Work
This is a TotalBeauty.com skin care products article
Your eyes can say a lot about you. And if your eyes are shouting "I haven't slept" or "Yes, I am old" to every onlooker that passes by, you should consider swapping your eye cream for one of these. Readers say these eye creams have reversed their signs of aging, reduced redness, and decreased puffiness. So what are you waiting for? Pick up one of these 14 best eye creams.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.1

"It calms the skin, helps with puffiness, and took years off my eyes."
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.2

"This must-have product tightens for a youthful awake look, and within minutes you can see the difference in your eyes."
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8

"After using it for a while now, people have told me they thought I was 10 years younger than I actually am, so it must be working!"