Monday, April 6, 2009

Skincare Solution

Finding the right skincare regimen can be a bit daunting if you are unsure of your true skin type. You will either have dry, normal, combination or oily skin. Of course your skincare regime is completely dependent on your skin type, so be sure to thoroughly examine your skin and decide your skin type.

The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen

Step 1: Cleanse. You need to find a good cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it. Here's the best way to wash your face: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You'll also want to take off your makeup with a proper makeup remover. Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries). You can try Mary Kay TimeWise 3 in 1 cleanser which comes in two option, normal to dry or combination to oily. You can also try Mary Kay Velocity Cleanser, this cleanser is targeted to younger populations.

Remember if you have oily skin, you want to use a cleanser that is oil free

Step 2: Exfoliate... Exfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But trust me, if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. There are several ways to exfoliate skin: Microdermabrasion (Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set $55), chemical peels and retinoids. Scrubs work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. Exfoliating skin once a week with a microdermabrasion kit keeps skin glowing year-round. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good.

Should you use a toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not. Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt. Depending on your skincare needs, this may or may not be a necessary step.

Step 3: A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter her skin type, should moisturize. Even if your skin is oily, it will benefit from moisturizers. TimeWise Age Fighting Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 $22.

Are eye creams necessary? Well maybe. Some beauty experts strongly recommend eye creams. Why? The skin around the eye contains no fatty tissue and is therefore very thin and susceptible to wrinkles. Special eye creams are formulated to 'thicken' this area and keep it sturdy. Try Mary Kay TimeWise firming eye cream $30 or Mary Kay TimeWise age-fighting eye cream $26.

Step 4: Apply Sunscreen. The number one cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use sunscreen from your early years and on. Even in the winter and on cloudy days, you need to wear a sunscreen. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: one for night and one for day that includes UV protection.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Targeting Trouble Spots

Adding a little more TLC to your daily skin care routine can make a big difference. Ask me how to target the areas where you want to see younger looking skin.

Dull Skin,

Good news! Your skin cells are turning over constantly. Give them a little help by exfoliating at least three times a week to reveal bright, beautiful skin. Using the microderabrasion set by Mary Kay can give the results you are looking for instantly!

Fine Lines and Wrinkles,

Life is full of expressive moments that can make quite an impression on your skin. I’d love to tell you about the multiple ways you can address these signs of the times.

You can start by using a cleanser that is specifically targeted to fighting the signs of aging. Mary Kay TimeWise 3 in 1 cleanser is a great cleanser to start with, follow it with the microderabrasion set and the followed by Mary Kay TimeWise Age Fighting Moisturizer with Sunscreen is the perfect skincare regime that is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. There are other products as well that Mary Kay offers that are perfect supplements to the above basic skincare regime.

Uneven Skin Tone,

Nothing ages your skin faster than sun exposure. Using a moisturizer with sunscreen is one step to preventing the issues that follows sun exposure, we can reduce visible dark spots and reverse skin discoloration by using Mary Kay TimeWise Even Complexion Essences. This power packed formula helps restore skin’s natural even tone by reducing visible dark spots and reversing skin discoloration.

Tired Eyes,

Dark circles and undereye puffiness can leave eyes looking tired. Wake them up with a power-packed serum designed to deliver visible results! Mary Kay TimeWise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer is a serum that contains and exclusive blend of ingredients specifically formulated to address the multiple causes of dark circles and undereye puffiness. This product helps to diminish dark circles and depuff puffy eyes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lips, Lips and Lips!

All about the lips!
Check out all the options Mary Kay has to offer when it comes to keeping your lips, soft and subtle and kissable. Find out your kissology too and get a free virtual makeover!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Concealer Tips

Concealing Truths

· Banish blemishes by choosing a concealer shade that matches your skin tone and foundation. Apply a light “veil” of concealer directly to the blemish and use your ring finger to lightly pat around the edges to blend.

· You can mix a little of your Mary Kay foundation with your concealer to help get the perfect match.

· Late night? Apply Mary Kay concealer along the bottom edge of under eye dark circles and extend up. Be sure to include the inside corners of the eyes. Avoid getting concealer below the dark circles, or you’ll lighten the skin you’re trying to match.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Six secrets for Eye-Popping Peepers

1. Long, thick, love ‘em lashes help open up eyes. Never leave home without your favorite Mary Kay mascara. This exclusive formula delivers up to five times the volume. Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara $15.

2. Cease the crease with a waterproof formula proven to extend and intensify eye color. Wear as a base for color. Mary Kay Eye Primer $12

3. Alone or with mineral eye color, long lasting shimmer in a crème to powder formula adds a twinkle to the eyes. Mary Kay Eyesicles Eye color $10.

4. From “mellow” drama to ultra-glam, you control the line with the easy to apply felt tip applicator. Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner $11.

5 Brows frame the eyes and can make the face look years younger. Choose the pencil that’s long wearing waterproof and strokes on smoothly. Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil $10

6. The pros know it’s all about the right tools. Get gorgeous results with professional-quality brushes made for applying color. Mary Kay Brush Collection $48.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Get the LOOK!

Dramatize your eyes

Use an eyeshadow brush to seep Mary Kay mineral eye color in Blue Steel over lids. Apply Mary Kay mineral eye color in Honey Spice in the creases as well as at the inner corners of the eyes. Then highlight the brown bone with Mary Kay mineral eye color in Sienna. Using the eyeliner brush apply Mary Kay mineral eye color in Coal along the upper and lower lash line. Apply Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black onto lashes

Lightly dust Mary Kay mineral cheek color in Sparkling Cider on the apples of the cheeks.

Mary Kay lip gloss in Gold Rush

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Limited Time Only!!

Lipgloss and perfume duo.

Four amazining scents and a great lipgloss that will look great on every skin tone. One handy product offering the benifits of two. $35