Waking up in the morning to the cold and frigid temperatures makes it almost impossible to want to do your usual hair and your daily beauty routines. However, there are many ways to help combat that. Below are six beauty hacks that will help make cold mornings easier.
How much did you spend on your skin in 2016? What were the results like? It’s easy to get carried away with creams, lotions and supplements and drain your wallet without seeing much of an improvement. This year, save some money! My five favorite tricks are cheap, easy and effective. You’ll keep your skin looking smooth, moist and healthy.
This post brought to you by Prosacea. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Simple Beautiful Life.
“Is your blood pressure high?”
“Have you been running/working out?”
“Why is your face so red??!”
These are all questions I get on a regular basis. The truth is my blood pressure is good, if not a little low. I rarely run, and give up on a workout before I break a sweat. My face is so red because I have rosacea.
I got the Dx when I was 12, so I’ve been living with severe rosacea for a pretty long time. My face is always red, to varying degrees. For me, a rosacea flare-up brings on bumps and pustules that leave me heartbroken and ashamed. Not to mention the painful irritation that feels like a horrible sunburn. When you live with a condition that physically changes your appearance it takes its toll on you.
For years, I’ve used layer upon layer of concealer and foundation to try to hide the symptoms of my rosacea. I experiment with new brands, trying to find the ones that won’t worsen my condition or break me out. That’s not as easy as it sounds! What I really need is a product that treats the symptoms, not hides them.
Prosacea® Medicated Rosacea Gel is a dermatologist recommended, homeopathic formula designed to treat the symptoms of rosacea. It is used to heal rosacea instead of concealing it, which is what we all (rosacea sufferers) wish for! Prosacea Medicated Rosacea Gel is meant to control redness, bumps, and irritation associated with rosacea, and uses sulfur as the active ingredient. The light, water-based formulation goes on easily, absorbs quickly, and provides a flawless finish under makeup. Aloe also helps soothe dry, reddened skin
Prosacea is the #1 over-the-counter rosacea treatment and has a 90% satisfaction rate from its users. I started out with one application, it is recommended to use it between 1 and 3 times a day. I noticed slight fading after the first use so I decided to try a twice daily application. Unfortunately, I discovered I have a mild sulfur sensitivity and twice daily was a bit too much for me. My dermatologist suggested only using it once, every other day which is what I plan to do. I’m hoping to see some major results as my dermatologist has nothing but good things to say about it!
My dermatologist suggested only using it once, every other day, which is what I plan to do. I’m hoping to see some major results as my Dr. has nothing but good things to say about it!
Rosacea After first use of Prosacea
Rosacea after 4 uses
If you have rosacea, mild or severe, you should definitely give Prosacea a try. It has tons of positive reviews from users which shows me it works. You can find it in the first aid aisle of your local Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and several other retailers nationwide. The best part is it’s only $10, and there is a $3.00 coupon you can download and print at home. Get the coupon here: http://www.Prosacea.com!
Tell me about your rosacea and win!
I’d love to know how you deal with Rosacea. Leave me a comment sharing a personal tip on how you face rosacea (make-up tricks and tips for example). By leaving a comment you’ll be entered in a contest to win a Prosacea care package!
When it comes to your skin you can never be too cautious. Without knowing how your skin will react to a product you could be in for a disaster. If you’re shopping in a department store ask to try the product first. Most stores have samples on hand; if your skin starts to tingle, itch or burn the product may not be for you.
If you’re shopping online read reviews. Lots of them. Try a specific search like [ “X Product” “Sensitive Skin” “review” ] or [“X Product” “Skin reactions” “review“]. Don’t stop at just 1 review, read multiple reviews and opt for those that use pictures (before/after preferably.)
When it comes to the products themselves, here’s an overview of what to look for:
Cleansers: Cleansers are probably the most important part of a skin care routine. Choosing the right cleanser is imperative. Choose a cleanser that removes dirt, makeup and impurities without removing the natural moisture from your face/skin.
Dry skin sufferers should opt for creamy cleansers while oily skin sufferers should opt for an oil-free cleanser with salicylic acid.
Moisturizers: The next most important post cleansing skin care product is the moisturizer. Choose those that are thick for dry skin. Look for a moisturizer that contains SPF for extra protection.
There are light and oil-free moisturizers available for those with oily skin.
Exfoliating products: Exfoliants are my favorite skin care routine products. I love how my face feels after I exfoliate! If you have sensitive skin you may want to skip this or opt for a very gentle exfoliant like one with micro beads.
Heavier exfoliants (like those made with crushed shells and salt) shouldn’t be used too often.
Toner: I don’t use toner too often, but try to incorporate it during the summer when I’m overly shiny. Astringents work well for getting rid of the shine due to oily skin and tightens the pores. For dry skin opt for hydrating waters and toning lotions.
With combination skin it can get tricky. Oil-absorbing toners are great for an oily T-zone (swipe along the forehead, chin and nose) but be careful not to use on the dry areas.
Spot Treatments: Spot treatments are not meant to treat acne. They are for the lone pimple or blemish. Choosing the best spot treatment for you depends on your lifestyle. There are those that may be left on overnight and some that you can wear out without noticing. There are also tinted spot treatments that act as a camouflage for blemishes.
Most spot treatments contain benzoyl peroxide which can irritate sensitive and dry skin. Always read the labels and follow directions!
Knowing what kind of skin you have is the first step in choosing the right skin care routine for you. There are five basic skin types and each one has its own determining factors. This guide should help you determine what type of skin you have.
Once you have found your skin type you can move on to what to look for when you’re shopping for skin care products.
Find Your Skin Type
Normal Skin – Normal skin will be smooth with small to medium pores. Blemishes are rare if ever and the skin doesn’t experience overly dry or oily conditions.
[accordion title=”Skin care routine for normal skin” load=”hide”]A good skin care routine for people with normal skin should include moisturizing, cleansing, exfoliating, and spot treatments (when necessary).[/accordion]
Dry Skin – Dry skin will have a noticeably flaky appearance. It may also appear rough and bumpy and will rarely get oily.
[accordion title=”Skin care routine for dry skin” load=”hide”]A good skin care routine for people with dry skin should include deep moisturizing, spot treatments (when necessary), and a moisturizing night cream.[/accordion]
Oily Skin – Oily skin is visibly shiny and feels slightly wet to the touch. Oily skin is accompanied by large pores and is generally more likely to get blemishes.
[accordion title=”Skin care routine for oily skin” load=”hide”]A good skin care routine for people with oily skin should include a toner, exfoliating, spot treatments (when necessary), and lightly moisturizing maybe once a week.[/accordion]
Combination Skin – Combination skin can be hard to pinpoint. It’s just as the name implies, a combination of multiple skin types. Generally the areas around the nose, chin and forehead are prone to being oily while the cheeks get dry and flaky.
[accordion title=”Skin care routine for combination skin” load=”hide”]A good skin care routine for people with combination skin should include exfoliating, cleansing, moisturizing, and spot treatments (when necessary).[/accordion]
Sensitive Skin – Sensitive skin can be identified by frequent breakouts after using scented products, weather changes and with certain make-up.
[accordion title=”Skin care routine for sensitive skin” load=”hide”]A good skin care routine for people with sensitive skin should include moisturizing, cleansing, and spot treatments (when necessary). Be sure the products are suitable for sensitive skin.[/accordion]