Less is more? (with poll)

So, this is a bit different from my usual posts no beauty recipes this time sorry guys!

I was wondering what everyone thought about make-up, and is less really more? Do some people need as much make-up as they put on their faces? And also I was thinking about all the chemicals that cosmetics contain. I think  most people don’t  realise how many chemicals (many that have not been tested for their long-term effects!) are in their beauty products and that some of them are dangerous and contain carcinogens (agent that causes cancer.) I have NO idea what most of those long chemical names mean but yet I still put them on my face and trust these companies not to poison me. I do sometimes Google  these chemicals out of curiosity and find myself shocked by some of them. However, I really do enjoy wearing make-up but sometimes I think am I wearing too much of it?

Please share your views on the poll below about what you think!

Much love! J

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p.s. if you have any other views please share in the comments section 🙂

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Quick tip for dry skin and chapped lips!

 

 

HONEY. So nice on pancakes but also good for your skin! Honey contains many healthy antioxidants and has healing attributes which will help heal the dryness on your face or lips. Use any type of honey but the more natural the better, but you can use any type you like (I use any!). I’ve tried it myself many times and it is a really natural and useful way to heal your skin quickly.

7 Ways To Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil you say? Hmmm….

This product has been around for centuries and has always been known to have great benefits for our health. So, why spend loads of money on different beauty products when you have this 7-in-1 !

1. MOISTURISER

Putting olive oil on your face might make you feel like a salad but it’s unbelievably good for your skin. It contains Vitamin E (protects your skin from damage) and other antioxidants that help to protect and hydrate your skin.

2. MAKE-UP REMOVER

If you just realised you have no make-up removers in the house go to your kitchen and find this stuff! It’s so good for your skin unlike those beauty store  make-up removers that are full of chemicals, and it works! (best for eye make-up)

3. CUTICLE OIL

Olive oil will help repair the damage and also moisturise.

4. SHAVING

Your face, your legs and wherever else you are hairy… Olive oil helps to achieve a smooth and close shave!

5. HAIR REPAIR

It acts as a deep conditioner repairing those broken ends and gets rid of any frizzyness.

6. SOOTHING

Because of its healing attributes olive oil soothes chapped lips, rashes, skin conditions and sun burn.

7. MAKE A SCRUB!

Just mix it in with some fine grain sea salt and exfoliate to achieve beautiful and soft skin.

I hope you try some of these and let me know how it works out for you! If you do, make sure you use extra virgin olive oil as it is the purest. 

What is your skin type?

I’ve only recently discovered which skin type I am (combination), but it is really good to know because that way you can follow a specific beauty regime according to your skin type and know what beauty products suit your skin best.  For example, if you have dry skin and you are using products aimed for oily skin then you’re not going to benefit your skin.  Use this guide to find your skin type.

Here are the 5 basic skin types:

Normal: Your skin has a great balance and is not too oily and not too dry. You are very lucky to have such wonderful skin which is usually soft and  smooth. Your skin still requires attention to keep it soft and smooth such as moisturising your face.

Dry: Your skin lacks moisture because it does not produce enough itself so therefore you need to keep it hydrated with healthy oils or creams and drinking lots of water.

Oily: Your skin looks shiny and feels greasy. It is also prone to spots and acne because of combination of the excess oil trapping dirt on your skin. A skin toner helps rid of excess oil. (you can make your own one if you like just leave a comment and I’ll tell you how)

Combination: The skin on your nose or your forehead is oily but you have dry areas on your face. This requires using different routines on the different parts of your skin, such as using a toner on the oily parts but moisturising the dry parts of your skin.

Sensitive: This could be all of the above but is simply irritated easily. Your skin benefits from natural and organic products and is sensitive to beauty products containing alcohol, synthetics and artificial ingredients.

So, what I would love to know now is what skin type you are?