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Beauty Cures for the Winter

www.ilonashine.comCooling temperatures and windy days can be a delight to the senses, but they also have a tendency to wreak havoc on your skin. The good news is that there are lots of ways to prep your face for colder weather. If you have winter blues, consider these beauty innovations and brighten up even the darkest of wintery days. Read More

5 Best Face Scrubs

body scrubMost of us tend to stick to the same skin care routine: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women splurge on expensive masks but there is one important step many tend to forget too often: exfoliating. If it’s a radiant skin you are after, then just cleansing and moisturizing is not enough. By adding exfoliation to your skin care routine helps the natural shedding process of the skin and encourages healthier, smoother, more even-toned, and clearer skin. So, what are the benefits of exfoliation?

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Cleansing on the Go!

Closeup photo of removing eye makeupDecember is a busy month and most of us will be traveling for the Holidays. Sometimes being away causes us to break our normal beauty routine. Dinner parties, too many martinis, and then, the inevitable happens: you go to bed in a full face of makeup. But do not fret! To make cleansing easy and low maintenance, keep makeup wipes on hand. Just swipe off makeup with already-moistened towelettes, and call it a night. It is so easy! You don’t even need to go to the bathroom, keep a pack nearby, and clean up right before you hit the pillow.

When you sleep in makeup, your skin is missing peak times to breathe and repair itself. This can put your skin at risk for any number of problems. Read More

Aging Hands

applying hand lotionWe spend so much time and energy paying attention to preventing and erasing wrinkles on our faces that we tend to forget other parts of our body, for example -our hands. Hands can age just as fast, if not faster than our faces can. So this would be a good time to show them some TLC.

Hands are the most exposed and uncared for parts of the body. They begin showing signs of aging much earlier. If you are like many women, your at-home hand care is limited to using dish washing detergent with moisturizer and maybe a drugstore hand cream now and then. But with just a bit more effort, you can improve the appearance of your hands right now, and 20 years from now. There are three main factors that can make your hands age. Read More

Miracle Oils

082012-Hair-Oils-Lead-400Almost everyday I find myself suggesting different types of oils to my clients to use for dry skin or hair. Using oils for beautifying purposes dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. For centuries women have sworn by all-natural hair oils. Beauty oils once forgotten are experiencing a resurgence, quickly becoming a favorite. It’s no surprise that they are the first choice for fighting common skin, hair and body problems. So whether you have fine or coarse tresses, oily or dry skin, check out a few of Mother Nature’s best moisture-rich serums for your hair type. The best oil formulations are those that are “cold-pressed”- they retain integrity of ingredients and freshness. Beware of bad oils that are heavy and greasy and contain large amounts of heavier oils like mineral, lanolin, and petroleum oil, that sit on the surface of the skin and clog pores. Below are the oils to look for in your beauty and hair products. Read More

Future Home Beauty Gadgets

Tiny wrinkles, discolorations and dry patches are all will cause you to reach for the solution you haven’t tried before. And I am not talking about help from a professional. When money is scarce, everyone have to pick and choose where to spend their beauty funds and that includes skimping on expensive skin care treatments! Luckily, innovation in beauty and tech has brought out the coolest new gadgets designed to mimic a trip to the dermatologist. These new at home techno contraptions are changing the future of personal grooming as we know it. Read More