Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hiding the Evidence

Bathrooms quickly turn into interrogation rooms after a night out. Under the bright lights, your bathroom knows only the bad cop routine. Where were you last night? Did you chase a white wine margarita with some overly expensive Mexican beer? Did you eat the toppings off your nachos only to finally eat the tortilla chips when you forgot about your no carb diet? Were you kissing someone with a beard? The answer is yes to everything. Why lie? Your face is the only piece of evidence your bathroom needs to convict you. That huge pimple will send you to the esthetician’s chair if you let it get out of control.

Pimples cannot be reasoned with in any capacity. They are reminders that life without pimples is very short. Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solution  is your knight in shining armor (don’t wait for a man to save you from yourself).

This spot treatment consists of parsley extracts, tea tree oil, calendula and yarrow. Proven to reduce the blemishes in 48 hours, you can treat weekend backlash before slinking into your office chair on Monday. When applying this spot treatment, do not pour half of the bottle on your face. You will not like how it feels and it will dry out your skin. Apply just a small amount to each blemish. Wait a few minutes before applying the big guns (your foundation) to allow the treatment to sink into the skin and kill the bad bacteria. Slip back on the promise ring you wear to remind yourself to wait out for that perfect carb. Don’t  fall for just any crappy nachos.

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Live Like A Dude

It’s almost unimaginable that you might want to steal your boyfriend’s cosmetic products. However, next to the Irish Spring 4 oz-pack of 20 soaps lies his best beauty secret. RAW COMPLEX VI Hydrating Serum is for men. There is no way of getting around that, but the antioxidants in the product don’t know what gender of skin they protect and heal.

This hydrating serum consists of a skin soothing sangria of seawater, plant derived nutrients and wine. Furthermore, those who tend to wake up with skin that looks like a used fast food napkin (oily) can slather on the serum without worrying about breakouts. The serum will also protect the skin’s cellular structure from free radicals. No, free radicals aren’t a protest group from Berkeley. Free radicals are a group of unbalanced atoms that damage cell membranes. Pollution creates free radicals. Cigarette smoke creates free radicals.  Living creates free radicals! The last statement just means that free radicals are part of the natural aging process. Vive la revolution! Fight free radicals.

It’s important to use the serum after cleansing, but before furiously applying foundation in order to look “naturally beautiful” when he wakes up. Take him up on his offer the next time he suggests sleeping at his place.

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It’s Vitamin C Time and I Don’t Mean a Mimosa

If your skin could order at a bar, it would get an orange juice and not the lemon drop martini you want to drink. According to an article by WebMD.com, vitamin C reverses skin damage caused by aging and sun exposure. Vitamin C helps speed up your skin’s repair system. It’s like taking care of a car. The more care you put in, the longer it will properly run. Guess what? That car is your skin and you want it to run for a long time.

While you could sit there watching The Bachelor and chugging orange juice, there is a more effective way to get vitamin C to your skin. iS CLINICAL makes a PRO-HEAL SERUM that is loaded with vitamins C, E and A. This serum is perfect for those inflicted with rosacea, acne, skin inflammation and dermatitis. Use a small amount of the serum and within 48 hours your skin regains whatever architecture it lost from inflammation. In addition, the serum protects the skin from whatever sun damage it might get when you are drinking your mimosa at brunch.

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Perricone MD Cleansing Bar=Makes Bad Things Go Away

Sun has been streaming through your windows for hours. Outside, people are standing in long lines to eat whatever is on the brunch menu. You’ve just woken up after turning you cell phone’s snooze off after the tenth time. You stagger over to the mirror in the bathroom. The reflection is not you own. It’s some poorly costumed hobo you might see from a community theatre production. Time to take action.

Cosmetics do more than just look bad in the morning. According to an Allure Magazine article, makeup holds on to pollution. As you dream about that guy from the bar, your cells break down from an assault by free radicals. The result is like pressing fast forward on the aging process. The best thing to do before heading out for a mimosa is to stop this cellular warfare.

Cleansing the skin removes dirt and makes everything feel like you didn’t take that Jager shot. Perricone MD Cleansing Bar cleanses and exfoliates pores without drying out your face. The last thing you need is to dehydrate your skin after a night out with the girls. This cleansing bar is ok to use for all skin types. Furthermore, it softens wrinkles over time. If for some weird reason, you don’t have any wrinkles then you can use the bar as a preventative measure. While Perricone MD Cleansing Bar is more expensive than a drugstore generic cleanser, your skin is worth it because you have to wear it everyday.

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