Skin Care Ingredients You Should Know

The best way to take care of yourself is to be educated. Learn about the ingredients that go into the products you use. Just like how you wouldn’t eat “mystery meat”, don’t use skin care products without knowing what they contain.

Skin care products are marketed with a lot of catch phrases and promises – clear your complexion, treat your acne, even your skin tone. But HOW is the product going to deliver results? Understanding what certain ingredients do will explain how your product works. There are more ingredients than we can cover in this beauty blog, but here are some common ingredients you will find and what they do.

From now on, when you purchase a new skin care product, check the ingredients and you’ll have a better understanding of how the product will affect your skin. Even take a look at your current and past products. Was one more effective than the other? Were the active ingredients the same or different? You will better understand your skin.

 

Adam and Eve Beauty Salon is a Dermalogica Partner. We use exclusively Dermalogica products for facial services. Dermalogica products are sold in our salon and online here. Dermalogica products are researched and developed by the International Dermal Institute. Products are free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts, like artificial colors and fragrances. Products are manufactured in the United States, are not tested on animals, and are only available from qualified skin care professionals. The active ingredients in each product is explained clearly, so you know exactly what you are using and why it was chosen.

New Year’s Beauty Resolution (Part 3)

This year, make a resolution to protect your skin from the sun!
Damage from the sun results in fine lines, wrinkles, spots, discoloration, moles, premature aging, and skin cancer.
Prevent the damage now to avoid having to deal with the consequences later.

Make sun protection a habit and incorporate it into your daily routine.
Apply sunscreen everyday, or at the very least, use products that contain SPF.
We recommend an SPF of 30 to protect your skin from 97% of UVB radiation.

Remember that you need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day for the protection to last – especially if you sweat or swim.

Check out this chart to see the protection from different SPF values:

 

 

 

Read more:

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/sun/high-spf-sunscreens-are-they-better
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/pediatricsglossary/g/710_spf.htm
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/ask-the-experts/does-a-higher-spf-sunscreen-always-protect-your-skin-better

New Year’s Eve Make Up Inspiration: Champagne

Ring in the New Year with a champagne-inspired look.
Pair with soft lips for a sweet look.
Pair with red lips for a classic look.
Pair with bold lips for a fun look.

Minimalist and festive

Sweet and subtle glamour

Pair with an slightly orange red lipstick

A deep red lipstick makes this look a complete classic

Perfectly paired with black winged eyeliner

Winged and smokey, this look is unforgettable

New Year’s Beauty Resolution (Part 2)

This year, make a resolution to drink more water! You know it’s good for your health, but did you know it can also help your complexion?

Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated and moisturized – from inside out. It also helps your body get rid of toxins and helps you feel a sense of wellness overall. Start drinking more water and you should notice a difference in your skin after a month or so.

Here are some tips for drinking more water:

-Make it a habit. For example, get into the routine of always drinking a glass right when you wake up, right when you get home from work or school, between classes, and other times in your everyday routine where it could fit.

-Set alarms and reminders on your phone.

-Use an app! Of course, there’s an app for that! Waterlogged (iPhone only) and WaterYourBody (Android and iPhone).

-Make it easier for yourself to reach for some water. If you sit at a desk most of the day, bring a big tumbler or bottle to fill up. If you’re moving around campus and sitting in class, bring a bottle you can attach to or put in your bag.

There is some debate about this, but from personal experiences, the crew at Adam and Eve Beauty Salon are firm believers in the beauty benefits of drinking more water! Also, the argument is that drinking excessive amount of water does not have benefits. However, if a person is dehydrated, there will be physical consequences – dull, dry skin and sunken eyes. It makes sense to just drink more water and make sure you are hydrated! 

Read more:

http://www.uwhealth.org/madison-plastic-surgery/the-benefits-of-drinking-water-for-your-skin/26334
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2480491/How-drinking-litres-water-day-took-years-face.html
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/11/01/can-drinking-water-really-take-10-years-off-your-face/
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120903-is-drinking-water-good-for-skin

4 DIY Hair Accessories for New Year’s Eve

Here are 4 DIY accessories we love and think would be beautiful for your New Year’s Eve hairstyle. Click on the picture to see the tutorial.

1. Gold Leaf Hair Comb

The gold leaf hair comb adds classic glamour and can work with different styles – hair down, bun, chignon, half-up

2. Bejeweled Hair Comb

Use lots of different colored jewels or just two. You can make your hair piece look playful or elegant. It can even match your outfit. There are so many possibilities.

3. Hair Chain

Perfect for a top knot or any other updo. Hair chains look incredibly hip and fun.

4. Sequin Heart Clip

These sequin heart clips are so playful and sweet!

Most Popular MAC Lipstick Shades by Country

We found this really interesting and hope you do too. We absolutely love MAC make up and use exclusively MAC make up products at Adam and Eve Beauty Salon.

6 Ways to Wear Red Lipstick

From classic to wild, check out these options for red lips.

1. Matte

2. Glossy

3. Glittery

4. Ombre

5. Two-Tone

6. Heart