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Salt vs Sugar Scrub

Salt vs Sugar Scrub

Posted on Novermber 6, 2018. 12:50pm

By Adetoun Adeyemo.

Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.

How Often Should You Exfoliate?

We suggest exfoliating twice a week as part of a good home care regime – both the face and body. While it’s important to remove dead skin it’s also important not to strip away too many of your natural oils, so a good balance is essential.

I love a good body scrub. Usually after a body scrub I feel brand new, along with the dead skin cells disappearance. To cut down on spending, I make my own body scrubs and do them at home. One day I used salt instead of sugar and well I was not pleased.

The Importance of Exfoliating.

Firstly, exfoliating the skin is necessary.  It is the key to glowing skin. It gets rid of dull and dead skin cells and this helps you to absorb skin products better. By exfoliating you are giving yourself healthier and brighter looking skin.

Three wooden spoons with different kinds of sugar in each.

The Difference Between Sugar Scrubs and Salt Scrubs

The main difference is the size of the granules.  Generally, sugar is smaller than salt, thus sugar is less abrasive on the skin and is used for body scrubs. Salt scrubs are generally used for tougher parts.

SUGAR

Best for: sensitive skin, freshly-shaved legs, can be used all over the body

• Sugar scrubs exfoliate whilst also moisturizing the skin.

Because it is gentle, you can use sugar scrubs more often. Daily if you like.

There aren’t as many nutrients in sugar scrubs.

Sugar is best for the Face

Natural Sugars are less drying on the skin.

SALT

Best for: elbows, knees, feet, calluses

•Salt scrubs make good muscle relaxants.

It can sting if scrubbing over cuts and bruises.  Salt scrubs can be drying to the skin, and you may need to re-hydrate pretty intensively after using a salt scrub.

Sea salt is usually used in making homemade scrubs, and it contains wonderful minerals that are great for your body.

Salt scrubs are wonderful for detoxifying your skin and helping to purify the skin as well as keep your pores clear

Salt scrubs can kill bacteria & reduces inflammation

The reason I decided to go with home made sugar scrubs is because I can keep a track of the ingredients. Scrubs bought in stores contain preservatives, and other ingredients that can be harmful to the skin. You can easily make a salt or sugar scrub with all natural ingredients at home. Sugar scrub has a short shelf life but I guarantee you will use it up in no time.

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Checkout The Best Skin Care Gift Sets for Beauty Lovers

Checkout The Best Skin Care Gift Sets for Beauty Lovers

By Adetoun Adeyemo. October 23, 2018. 10:13am

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Whether you’re shopping for a skincare-obsessed friend or you’re tempted to try a new regimen for yourself, these gift sets offer the perfect solution. Each contains the essentials for a fully fleshed-out beauty routine—in one convenient package. Here are a selection of our favorites.

Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Starter Kit
LANCÔME $35.00

A starter kit for skincare lovers with commitment issues. Inside, you’ll get two Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Masks, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, and Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream.

Hydration Heroes Set
KATE SOMERVILLE$73.00

For the person who’s always complaining about their dry winter complexion, Kate Somerville’s Hydration Heroes set is a no-brainer. It comes with a full-size cold cream cleaner + makeup remover, a full-size Wrinkle Warrior Plumping Moisturizer + Serum, Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel Visible Dark Circle Eraser, and Wrinkle Warrior Pink Plumping Mask.

Secrets of Algae Kit
ALGENIST$115.00

This trio of the brand’s bestsellers—Genius Liquid Collagen, Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream, and Complete Eye Renewal Balm—promises a visible transformation in 10 days. 

Celestial Transformations The Radiant Collection
LA MER$250.00

Whether you’re buying for yourself or a La Mer-addicted friend, this four-piece collection is the perfect way to splurge. You’ll get a 1 oz tub of Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, a tube of Cleansing Foam, Renewal Oil, The Treatment Lotion, a cute pouch to boot.

Daily Essentials Set
TATA HARPER SKINCARE $75.00

Fans of the all-natural skincare brand will want to get their hands on the daily essentials set ASAP. It includes Tata Harper’s Repairative Moisturizer, Rejuvenating Serum, Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence,Resurfacing Mask, Replenishing Nutrient Complex, and a Restorative Eye Crème sample.

De-Aging Experts Smart™ Set
CLINIQUE sephora.com$55.00

A four-part system for those looking to up their anti-aging game. The set includes a Broad Spectrum SPF 15  Moisturizer, a Custom-Repair Moisturizer for night time, a Custom-Repair Serum, and a Custom-Repair Eye Treatment.

Repair + Renew For Firmer, Radiant-Looking Skin
ESTÉE LAUDER$72.00

A three-piece set from Estée Lauder’s cult-favored Advanced Night Repair line, including: Global Anti Aging Cell Power Crème, Synchronized Recovery Complex II, ANR Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery.

Drunk Elephant The Littles™
Drunk Elephant $90.00

Mini versions of your favorite Drunk Elephant products, including: No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, C-Firma Day Serum, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense, Shaba Complex Eye Serum, and a cute pink travel bag.

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Branding Tips for Salon and Spa Owners

Branding Tips for Salon and Spa Owners

By Adetoun Adeyemo A

October 25th, 2018. 1.30pm

Company brands are just like people, each with their own unique personality. Just like with people, some brands tend to stand out from the rest. Generally, people who are fun, unique, intriguing and have the ability to make a connection with us are the people who often pop-up on our radars, and company brands should be the exact same way.

So, let’s get down to transforming your salon or spa’s brand into one that will steal the spotlight, shall we?

1. Develop your mission.

First ask yourself this: What is the purpose of my business? Chances are, your customers are asking the same thing. To build a more professional brand, you need to establish a mission statement.

Not to be confused with a slogan, some things your company’s mission statement should address to the market are:

• What pain point does my company alleviate for customers?

• What principles and/or beliefs guide the company and its culture? 

• What level of service is provided (i.e. luxury vs. bargain, quick-and-easy vs. timely but thorough, etc.) 

The mission statement is your starting point; it will act as the focal point for all your branding efforts.

2. Create a great logo

Let’s be real, we all love pretty things. Naturally, you want to make sure that your business’s brand has a clean, attractive and unique logo.

It doesn’t have to be anything too crazy. Considering the top three most valuable brands in the world are currently Amazon, Apple and Google, keeping the actual icon simple is fine. Your business’s brand is the face of your company, and although the image itself doesn’t have to be the next Sistine Chapel, you definitely want to dedicate the time into making it visually appealing. Your brand’s logo will be put on everything, and I mean literally everything, that your company produces so make sure it looks professional.

3. Establish a voice

As we’ve discussed, a brand is the living, breathing force behind your business, and like most living things, your brand should have a voice. This voice should have both a distinguishable and consistent tone.

If your brand could speak, how do you think it would/should sound? Would your brand speak with elevated, refined language, or a more “chillaxed tone?” It’s all about what you think will resonate more with your target audience.

Lastly, once you’ve established your brand’s voice, just remember to keep it consistent across all your messaging. For example, if Adidas or Kate Spade switched “voices” for a day, I’m pretty sure their respective audiences would be rather confused.

4. Promote your brand all the time and everywhere

When it comes to forming a popular, professional brand for your small business, half the battle is going to be simply getting that brand in front of your audience. There are tons of avenues at your disposal. Definitely think about promoting your brand through:

• Social Media

• Newsletters

• Online Directories

• Editorial Coverage

• Email

Whichever outlet(s) you choose, always think about which choice lines up best with the first three steps we’ve already discussed. Additionally, always contemplate which channel resonates best with your target audience.

5. Establish your “primary customer”

This step is all encompassing and should be applied to all the tips we’ve already gone over. At the crux of every branding decision that you make, always consider what’s going to agree with your “primary customer.”

First, carve out this amorphous figure. Contemplate demographics and psychographics. For example, is your “primary customer” male or female or both? Are they more spontaneous and wild, or mannered and reserved? Use some segmentation tactics to nail down your “primary customer,” and then focus your branding on appealing to that audience.

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What To Do If You Fall Asleep In Your Makeup

What To Do If You Fall Asleep In Your Makeup

By Editor, January 5th, 2018

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I absolutely hate falling asleep with my makeup on. I despise it so much that. I want to assume everyone feels the same way — which I quickly learned was not the case. Fun fact: By wearing makeup to bed back then that I would wipe off my best friend’s lingering eyeliner while she slept.

Years later, not much has changed. Of course, I’m only human — a human who sometimes falls asleep on Saturday night between tossing off my shoes and taking a preemptive dose of Advil. In these rare cases, I make up for it with these handy peel pads.

By the time I wake up — in a cold sweat and panicking because I certainly did not drink enough water the night before, I might add— I race to the bathroom in search of my skin plan B (no, not that one). Enter: Neogen’s Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pads. These non-drying, exfoliating pads are so effective that within 10 minutes I can convince everyone that I successfully achieved a full eight hours of shut-eye — without the gross, dry, cakey, and irritated feeling of waking up in last night’s makeup.

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About the size of my palm, these pads are the K-beauty secret you never knew you needed. Slip your fingers into the pad’s pouch and start gently sweeping it across your face — from forehead all the way down to your neck. The textured gauze pad not only (gently!) physically exfoliates your skin but uses lactic acid and lemon extract to chemically brighten and rejuvenate skin almost instantly. But it doesn’t stop there. Flip the pad over and use the softer, quilted side to give skin an added dose of the peel’s gentle magic. Rinse, then stare at your refreshed skin like you didn’t just greet the new day with your contour still intact.

While , Dr. Nazarian believes the worst culprits are oil-based foundations and primers, which are “less-breathable and more pore-clogging than other products.” And leftover makeup residue (especially of the oil-based variety) can also “inhibit the absorption of skin-care products by creating a barrier that prevents beneficial ingredients from penetrating the skin’s surface,” says Dr. Gross.

But every now and then we all slip up and fall facedown on our pillow in eyeliner, mascara, and whatever else. When that happens, Dr. Nazarian suggests you nip the effects of last night in the bud by effectively removing all traces of your makeup first thing in the morning — and doing a little damage control.

Moral of the story? Sleeping in any kind of makeup can have negative effects on the skin I can wipe away some evidence of last night’s events with a lemon-fresh peel pad.

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon, $27, available at Sephora.

 

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