Beauty SOS: Save Our Skin… plus our hair and nails!HOME
Be the total package with great skin, hair and nail saving products!
It is all too easy to become a little complacent when it comes to beauty routines. Sometimes we only ever think about the finished look - a great coloured lip, a smokey eye or even a sleek, frizz free mane. But when you don't take care of the basics, like the maintenance of your skin, hair and nails, the end result can be more 'meh' than amazing! To get rid of the 'blahs' next time you find your reflection looking a little tired underneath your latest look, you need to invest a little time and get some hard working products to help you ace the basics of brilliant beauty. Read on for our top product picks of the moment to help get you back into the best beauty shape of your life!
Skin care SOS
We have all heard it before. Your skin is the bodies largest organ and needs constant attention to keep it looking fresh and healthy. Of course, we all know that eating right, drinking plenty of water and removing your makeup before bed are some of the keys to skin success. However, even if you usually abide by these rules, you aren't immune from tired, dehydrated skin. Different environmental factors can also play a part. When you skin needs to be brought back from the brink, there are a few products that can help. Elizabeth Arden's Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules is definitely one of them! This container of little capsules might look like it houses vitamins, but you actually use the contents inside on your face! They boost the restorative power of essential lipids and ceramides within the skin to visibly improve tone and clarity, as well as support the skin's own collagen levels. These capsules are best used on cleansed skin, before moisturiser and can be used morning and night.
Another product pick of the moment for tired and dull skin? The Enavose Cellogist Youth Guard Cream. This cream purifies and pampers the skin by nourishing cells from deep within. The formula is designed to boost skins natural restorative processes and fight the numerous causes of premature aging. We recommend using this cream straight after the Elizabeth Arden capsules as a daily moisturiser- why not get these two wonder products to work together for the betterment of your skin?
Remember, dry air conditioning and too hot water in the shower also affect your skin. Try your best to keep the environmentle factors in your life regulated to give your skin the best chance of looking and feeling good from the beginning. And don't forget to clean your makeup brushes and pillow cases regularly too! After all, every little bit helps...
Hair care SOS
Dry and brittle hair is the most common factor when girls complain that they can't get their hair to grow! Hair that isn't nourished can result in split-ends, and split-ends means hair that can snap and break off - not so fun if you wish for long locks! To combat environmental factors, like humidity, sun damage (yes hair can become sundamaged too!) as well as heat styling and bleaching, which is also not friendly to hair, you need to start using a great shampoo and conditioner. We love Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Shampoo and their Airy Conditioner. Both are made from honey and milk proteins that naturally provide moisture and shine to hair. Best of all, after frequent use, hair follicles are strengthened and ends are sealed.
If you want a little extra oomph to get your hair back into great shape, you can't go past an amazing hair oil. Our current pick is the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment. This oil provides intense nourishment for tangle & frizz-free hair and even increases hair drying time by up to 50%! To use simply apply a quarter-sized amount of the oil to your hands and rub between your palms. Run your hand through your damp hair, to evenly disperse oil through it. It is best to avoid the roots of your hair, as this is where sebum can build up - and is also usually not where your hair needs nourishment! Focus on the ends instead and twist the product through your hair to make sure each strand gets its fair share of the oil!
Other top tips for your locks are to make sure not to brush hair too vigourously whilst it is still wet (as damp hair is easier to snap) as well as using anti-snag hair ties. Our favourites are the Twistbands range, which come in a huge range of cute colours!
Nail care SOS
There is nothing worse than chipped and cracked nails. It can take your overall look from fab to drab - and don't underestimate how often people see your nails! The nail wonder product of the last half century (really!) is without a doubt Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. This stuff has been around since the 1950's so you know it works! The clear liquid has a special formula that prevents chipping, splitting and cracking leaving your nails with a stronger and harder surface which means longer, healthier nails! Horray!
Also, when it comes to nail care, be sure to use a base coat when painting your tips a crazy colour, so that your natural nails aren't stained as a result. And no biting! Carry a nail file with you to get rid of any annoying chips or dints instead.
If you follow these simple steps your skin, hair and nails should all be on their way to a better condition! Then you are free to go crazy with any makeup, hair styles, or nail art you want to try. Afterall the best art is made from a clean and fresh canvass! Enjoy! - Lauren
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