Exfoliating…..your chest?

Suns out – buns out! Time to show off those bodies we worked so hard on all winter! Fellas, are your pecs perky and ready to shine? Here’s what you need to know about shaving your chest at home

Let’s start from the top:

What is exfoliation?

“Exfoliation refers to the removal of dead skin cells in order to leave behind smoother skin cells. One way to exfoliate is to use a face scrub to buff away oil, dirt, and old cells that might be matting down facial hair and blocking your razor’s path. But the act of shaving itself also exfoliates dead skin cells” via Gillette.

How to Exfoliate

Because there’s a large surface area on the chest – this may be easier done while taking a shower (as opposed to the bathroom sink). To exfoliate chest skin, first, allow water to run over the chest area. This will loosen dry and/or dead skin. 

Then, apply your exfoliating cream in a circular motion. Be gentle! Some creams are more abrasive than others, as they are literally designed to scrape away dead skin.

Lastly, rinse

TIPS FOR CHEST SHAVE

  • TRIM. If this is your first time shaving your chest, it is important to know that you must first trim down your chest hair. Attempting to shave it while at full length will cause electric razors to clog. 
  • Rinse your blade often!
  • Don’t forget to MOISTURIZE afterwards
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How To: Cool Down

We may be in for another hot summer! Did you know you can put more than just your face mask in the refrigerator for a cool down?

  • Face Mask

Cold face masks feel great! They constrict blood vessels and help decrease the swelling bags under your eyes.

  • Eyeliner

Apparently, chilled eyeliner can assist in creating those precise, beautiful lines we all desire!

  • Nail Polish

According to Into The Gloss, “while keeping nail polishes in the fridge can also make them last longer, the cold temperatures cause the polish to “phase-separate.” Phase-separation occurs when the water in nail polish separates from the other chemicals, resulting in clumpy polish. In order to return your polish to its original consistency, take it out of the fridge, shake the bottle, and wait for the polish to acclimate to room temperature. It should then spread evenly and smoothly on your nail (but it’s up to you to decide if preserving your polish for a few extra weeks is worth the hassle).

  • Aloe Vera

If you’ve ever had a sunburn – you probably already know about this!

No room in your kitchen refrigerator? 

Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler

According to Christina Butan with InStyle, “the difference between storing skincare products in a fridge like the Amazon-loved Cooluli microfridge, as opposed to your regular kitchen refrigerator, is that the temperature you use to keep food cold can actually be too low for beauty products. If the temperature gets too low, they could end up freezing, which causes active ingredients in the products to break down. The Cooluli fridge’s temperature is just cool enough for a small batch of beauty items, but not as cold as your kitchen fridge.”

 

 

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Green Tea Benefits for Skin

Summer is slowly approaching! What better way to unwind and relax than with a cold glass of green tea….and green tea mask! There are so many benefits to drinking and wearing your tea. Make your skin a priority this summer by treating it to an antioxidant packed product that not only carries nutritional value, but clams to aid in preventing skin cancer!

According to NutritionalFacts.org: Green tea, one of the healthiest beverages we can drink, has been associated with about a 30 percent reduction in breast cancer risk, and may protect against gynecological malignancies, such as ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as lower our cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body fat. It may also protect the brain from both cognitive decline and stroke. As well, tea consumption has been associated with decreased risk of diabetes, tooth loss, and up to half the risk of dying from pneumonia.

OUR FAVORITE BENEFITS:

ANTIOXIDANTS

Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate, better known as EGCG. This antioxidant helps fight the damage done to our skin and bodies caused from the sun, pollution, and harmful chemicals. It’s said to counteract the cellular damage and kickstart your body’s natural ability to defend itself. What does this mean? Slowing down the aging process!

Regardless, make sure you are still applying sunscreen on a daily basis! 😉

LOWER YOUR STRESS LEVEL

Can your stress show up in your skin? Absolutely! We all have busy lives, but always remember to make time for YOU! Take time to relax, breath, and drink your green tea.

REDUCE PUFFY EYES

Not getting enough sleep? Don’t let it show! Take a couple of cold tea bags and place them over your eyes for about 5-10 minutes. The antioxidants will help shrink blood vessels and reduce swelling.

DERMALOGICA: clearing mattifier

Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine.

Apply after cleansing and toning to help maintain an all-day matte finish, and to smooth away fine lines and uneven texture. A patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads, as botanicals bioregulate oil secretionsin skin, reducing oil and shine. Vitamin A helps increase resilience to reverse the signs of photoaging. Green Tea and Licorice calm aggravation associated with breakouts as antioxidant Grape Seed and Vitamin E help defend against skin damage.

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