9 Tips And Tricks Makeup Artists Won’t Tell You

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To save time in our beauty routine, we follow these 9 tips from the pros.

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1 – “To avoid looking for a particular tube or brush, we keep our makeup bag in order,” recommends David Vincent. When time is of the essence, it is better to spread everything out in front of you before applying makeup.

2 – We use products that allow us to get busy with other tasks while they are working, “such as a sheet mask that enhances the radiance of the complexion or a mask that can be activated and rinsed off in the shower,” adds Amanda Bell.

3 – We take advantage of brushing our teeth to let our serum or daycare penetrate.

4 – Instead of applying an iridescent shadow to the bright spots of the face, “we can just add a drop or two of highlighter to our moisturizer to give a healthy glow to our complexion,” advises Amanda Bell.

5 – We use our fingers instead of brushes, a technique that saves time while providing a more natural finish.

6 – To create a monochrome look, all you have to do is concoct a homemade cream shadow from our favorite neutral lipstick (natural, rosé, peach, apricot, rosewood, etc.). We mix it with a touch of transparent lip balm on the back of our hands and then use it to make up the eyelids and cheeks.

7 – “Multifunctional face palettes provide makeup to the complexion, cheeks, and eyelids while enhancing, sculpting, and adding glow,” adds David Vincent.

8 – No way to neglect our eyebrows: we sponge the mascara brush in a handkerchief after applying it to our eyelashes and we run the brush through our eyebrows to give them a little pep.

9 – Did weblink while applying mascara? To repair black fly paws under the eyes, we resist the temptation to remove everything and repeat the concealer step. Instead, let the stain dry and then remove it by rubbing it gently with a dry cotton swab.



7 natural treatments for beautiful skin and healthy hair

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Among the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy are reduced stress, better sleep quality, and more radiant skin. Here are some homemade recipes for you.

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Aromatherapy and essential oils

Natural beauty is easy to achieve when you use self-care products. Here are seven recipes for the aromatherapy based on aromatic herbs and essential oils that you can find in any health food store. Essential oils will help you relax and increase the feeling of well-being; they will give you a hydrated, radiant skin as well as shiny and bright hair of beauty.


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Sachets of rose petals with essential oils for the bath

This voluptuous mixture transforms an ordinary bath into a sublime moment. Marshmallow root and chamomile soften the skin, while delicate scents of lavender and rose essential oils help balance emotions and calm the mind.

1 cup finely ground oats
4 c. dried chamomile
4 c. dried rose petals
4 c. dried lavender
1 C. powdered dried marshmallow root
Ten drops of rose essential oil
Five drops of frankincense essential oil
15 cm x 15 cm (6 in x 6 in) pieces of fine cotton muslin or layered cheesecloth

Place the oats, dried herbs, and powdered marshmallow root in a bowl and mix them well. Add the essential oils several drops at a time, mixing well after each addition. Place one or two tablespoons of the mixture in the middle of a square of cloth, then close the edges and tie them with ribbon or string (keep the rest of the mix for future use in an airtight container). Hang the bag on the hot water tap so that the water flows through it while you fill the bath. Detach the sachet and let it float in the water. Take advantage of this relaxation for 15 minutes.


Essential oils for hair

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Hot oil treatment and vinegar hair rinse

The molecular structure of apricot kernel oil is small enough to penetrate the hair shaft which it nourishes, strengthens, protects and repairs in addition to giving shine to dull or damaged hair. If your hair has lost its shine, apple cider vinegar will remove the accumulated residue that shampoos and other products have left behind and restore your hair to its natural balanced pH while making it shinier. Please note: this treatment is not recommended for colored hair.

½ cup apricot kernel oil
20 drops of rosemary essential oil
½ cup apple cider vinegar (for rinsing)

Mix all the oils well. Put a towel (warmed in the dryer) on your shoulders. Gently rub the oil on your clean, damp hair, starting at the tips and working your way up to the scalp. Continue until all of your hair is soaked in oil. Put on a swimming cap. Warm another towel and wrap it around the hat. Relax while it cools. Wash your hair in the shower using a small amount of shampoo. Then carefully introduce the vinegar into your hair with your fingers, keeping your head upside down to protect your eyes. Rinse thoroughly; finish everything with a little conditioner and rinse well. Dry your hair in the usual way.


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Body Butter

For skin dry in harsh winters, this luxurious body butter is a real balm. Rose, marigold (calendula), and chamomile are naturally soothing, while the vegetable fats contained in avocado oil and shea butter quickly penetrate the skin to give it softness and elasticity.

¼ cup grated shea butter
1 C. grated beeswax
½ cup avocado oil
2 c. coconut oil
3 c. vegetable glycerin
Ten drops of rose essential oil
Ten drops of marigold essential oil (calendula)
Ten drops of chamomile essential oil

Put the shea butter, beeswax and avocado and coconut oils on top of a simmering water bath and heat gently until the shea butter and wax bees are melted (or put them in a covered container in the microwave). Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Incorporate the vegetable glycerin, then add the essential oils a few drops at a time, whisking the mixture after each addition. Let cool completely before applying to dry skin. Store the rest in an airtight container and place it in a dark, cool place.


What Are Essential Oils?

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Elixir with essential oils

This hydrating serum is specially designed for dry or sensitive skin. The essential oils of sandalwood and marigold (calendula) are anti-inflammatory and regenerative. In contrast, the oils of rosehip and macadamia nuts are rich in essential fatty acids beneficial for the skin.

2 c. jojoba oil
2 c. rosehip (or rose hips)
1 C. apricot kernel oil
1 C. macadamia nut oil
1 C. 1 tsp carrot seed oil
Four drops of palmarosa essential oil
Three drops of marigold essential oil (calendula)
Three drops of sandalwood essential oil

Pour the first five oils into a small dark bottle. Add the essential oils. Shake well and gently penetrate a few drops of this elixir by applying it to your damp skin.


Lavender bath salts

Are you looking for an excellent homemade gift idea? Think of Epsom salts: a little health wonder you can add to your bath. Rich in magnesium, they help soothe muscle pain and tension. Borax and baking soda also give the skin a silky finish while the relaxing scent of lavender promotes sleep.

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You will need:
• Masson pots
• Self-adhesive labels (office supply stores)
• Optional: ribbon or string to surround the cap

1 cup of Epsom salts
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup borax
20 drops of lavender essential oil
Ten drops of clary sage essential oil
Ten drops of chamomile essential oil

Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Add the essential oils, several drops at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sprinkle two to three tablespoons of the mixture in a warm bath. Shake the water with your hands to disperse the salts well. Relax and stay in this bath for 10 to 15 minutes. Store the mixture in an airtight bowl and keep it in the dark, cool place.


Invigorating floral milk

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Invigorating floral milk

This is perfect for healthy skin (neither too oily nor too dry). The milk that is Mother Nature’s favorite softener contains lactic acid, a gentle exfoliant that rids the skin of dead skin cells while toning it up. Also, the milk fats hydrate and relax the skin.

2 c. dried rose petals
1 C. dried lavender
1 C. dried chamomile
? cup homogenized milk or table cream
1 C. vegetable glycerin

Put the herbs in a glass jar. Add the milk and glycerin, then close it tightly. Pass the mixture through a sieve and pour it into an airtight container. Shake vigorously, then invert the bottle on a cotton ball. Sponge. Gently wipe it twice over your skin and rinse. Use this mixture simply to refresh your skin, or after cleansing in the morning and evening, as well as before applying your moisturizer. Store floral milk in the refrigerator; it will keep for about a week.


Beauty applications for hair and face

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These beauty apps will change the way you apply makeup or dye your hair. With these two beauty apps, you can test a hair color or lipstick before you even buy it.

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Some beauty brands have developed very innovative strategies to “test before buying”. Read on to learn more about these two beauty apps that you will soon be able to do without.

1) Matrix Color Lounge

The Matrix Color Lounge app (available on the Apple online store or Google Play) allows you to test your new color without obligation and without the risk of a missed dye. Just download the application (it will install by default in the language of your phone), click on virtual transformation and upload a photo of yourself where you can see your hair. Then choose a “Basic color” and a technical application, and you can then “test” as many colors as you want.

2) Sephora Virtual Artist

For makeup, download the Sephora to Go app (also available from the Apple online store or Google Play, but only in English) and choose the “Virtual artist” option – near the bottom of the home page. The camera will bring up your face on the screen and magically color your lips based on the lipstick or lip gloss you choose. So you can try hundreds of colors, save the ones you like best, and buy them now or later.


9 home remedies to get rid of your blackheads

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These natural home remedies will help you to remove blackheads and cleanse your face.

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What’s wrong with blackheads?

Blackheads are sneaky. Whatever care you give to your skin, it sometimes shows up … and often at the wrong time. If you are finally determined to get rid of these nasty little invaders, these home remedies should help you. Acne comes in different forms, and not all of them respond to home treatments, warns Alexander Dane, a dermatologist in New Jersey. The black dots are different. “For acne that manifests itself mainly in the form of blackheads, there are excellent home remedies that can reduce the number of these clogged pores,” he observes. (Do you like to burst your blackheads?

Baking Soda for Blackheads

Baking soda is so prevalent in kitchens that you may not know you can use it to remove blackheads. Dr. Dane says baking soda helps to neutralize any pH imbalance that your skin may be suffering from and that it can also very well be used as an exfoliant to remove impurities, fatty substances, and dead cells.

To use it against blackheads, mix 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of baking soda and 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of water to form a paste. Massage this paste on your face, rinse off with warm water, then make sure to moisturize well then. This mixture could dry out your skin, so it’s best not to use it more than twice a week.

How to treat blackheads: a homemade exfoliant

Brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice are the basis of this exfoliating lotion that you can use on your blackheads on the chin and the nose.

Dr. Dane recommends mixing 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of brown sugar, 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of lemon juice, and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of honey. Once everything is well mixed, apply the mixture on your face in circular movements, massage for five minutes before rinsing off, and using a moisturizer.

How to treat blackheads: tea tree essential oil

Specialists assure that you can apply tea tree oil directly to the surfaces affected by blackheads like the chin and nose. Tea tree essential oil is found in many products such as soaps and creams.

How to treat blackheads: kasthuri turmeric

“The antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make it very useful in the war against blackheads,” says Dr. Dane. However, it’s important to note that regular turmeric can turn the skin yellow, and that’s why it’s better to take turmeric kasthuri.” Mix 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of kasthuri turmeric and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of water or coconut oil to form a paste, apply it on the face, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.

How to treat blackheads: coconut oil

Blackheads are mostly found on the chin and around the mouth, but they can also appear on the rest of your body. Exfoliating your skin to get rid of dead cells can help, says Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York. She recommends mixing coconut oil and sugar to make a homemade exfoliant.

How to treat blackheads: homemade cleaning tapes

If you’re looking for a way to get rid of blackheads on your nose, you’ve probably seen cleaning tapes in the store. Know that you can make your own at home with milk and honey.

Milk contains lactic acid, which helps remove dead skin and fat, while honey is an antibacterial, says Dr. Dane. To make your cleaning strips, heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of milk and 15 ml (1 tbsp) of organic honey in the microwave for about ten seconds.

Once this mixture has sufficiently cooled, Dr. Dane recommends spreading it over the areas of your skin where blackheads are found and covering it with clean cotton strips.
Let it penetrate for about fifteen minutes before gently removing the strips, rinsing, and moisturizing your face.

How to treat blackheads: green tea

No, you are not going to drink this green tea, but instead, put it on your face! Dr. Dane swears that green tea can help your skin produce less sebum in addition to having excellent antioxidant properties. Mix 5 ml (1 tsp) of dried green tea leaves and 5 ml (1 tsp) of water and massage this mixture over the affected areas for three minutes, the doctor suggests.

Then rinse and apply a moisturizer. This treatment can be used two to three times a week.

How to treat blackheads: a facial mask

The natural facial mask can quickly decrease the appearance of blackheads. Dr. Bowe’s method just requires egg white and a handkerchief.

Start by mounting the egg white in the snow before applying it to your clean skin. Then cover your face (but not your eyes and mouth) with a tissue before spreading a second layer of egg white. Leave the mask on for around twenty minutes before merely removing it.



5 home remedies to cure dry lips

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The skin of the lips is the thinnest in the whole body. Devoid of sebaceous and sweat glands, it dries quickly. Here are five foolproof home remedies.

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Home remedies to cure dry lips

The lips are exposed to the action of the sun, wind, and several other irritants. Fortunately, there are home remedies to keep it sweet.

Treat dry lips by brushing them.

Massage your lips every morning with a soft toothbrush. If you like the taste of honey, drop a little on the brush. Also, they will be slightly fuller after brushing.

Papaya dry lips treatment

The components of papaya soften the skin. Crush 1/4 papaya, spread the pulp on your lips and around your mouth. Rinse with warm water after 10 minutes, then apply a lip balm. Please note: papaya leaves stubborn stains on clothing.

Prepare a hydrating balm for your dry lips.

Heat 2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil, one tablespoon of beeswax, and one tablespoon of honey in a bain-marie. Add three drops of mint essential oil and two drops of chamomile essential oil. Mix until the cream thickens, pour it into a small jar, and let it cool.

Avoid moistening your lips with your tongue so as not to dry them more.

This bad habit is to be avoided, especially in winter! The combined effect of cold and humidity accentuates dehydration; the lips dry out and crack.

Apply compresses to your dry lips

If you have dry lips, try an equal part of thyme, willow bark, and chamomile. Take one tablespoon of the dried mixture, then cover it with 250 ml of hot water. Let macerate for 10 minutes before filtering. Dip a cloth into the infusion and apply for 20 minutes on the lips.



Here’s why you shouldn’t sleep with wet hair

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At the end of a long day, it’s tempting to take a hot shower, put on pajamas, brush your teeth, and go to bed. Have you ever wondered if it was safe to sleep with wet hair? Indeed, it is not without danger.

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The consequences of sleeping with wet hair

The first drawback is aesthetic: what will your hair look like the next day? “When you try to style your hair, you may be having trouble with frizz, uneven waves, flat sides, and bad folds left by the pillow,” said Olga Gilbert, a stylist at Palm Desert.

“When you’re going to get your hair up in battle, you may have to rewash it to dry it properly and regain control.” Which will waste your time?”

Ms. Gilbert adds that, in the long term, this way of damaging the hair follicles and promotes brittle hair, because they are more fragile when they are wet. “If you tie them with a ponytail or ponytail elastic, they’ll break even more easily overnight.”

What to do if you sleep wet hair?

If you need to sleep with wet hair because, say, you have to get up early to get to work, there are a few easy tips to minimize the damage. First, swap your cotton sheets for silk sheets. Silk is much softer and does less damage to your hair; with a silk pillowcase, they will break much less.

Then do not sleep the hair tied. Rather loosely braid them instead of putting them together in a bun or ponytail. Finally, instead of using an elastic band, prefer clothespins or a fabric darling that will pull less on your hair overnight.


10 amazing uses of coconut oil

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The virtues of coconut oil are endless, especially in the field of beauty: makeup remover, deodorant, or even anti-wrinkle! Here are many ideas for using it every day.

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1 Coconut oil as a makeup remover

It is often used as a cosmetic product. For example, to gently remove stubborn makeup from the eyes, put a little coconut oil on a cotton ball or makeup pad, and apply it around the eyes.
Any trace of makeup will go away! Then rinse your face thoroughly.

2 Coconut oil as a deodorant

It contains lauric acid, which destroys the bacteria responsible for body odor. By applying a little coconut oil in the armpits in the morning, you will keep your freshness (and an exquisite fragrance) all day long.

3 Coconut oil to tame curly hair

To keep your frizz under control, warm up a little coconut oil between your palms and run your fingers through your hair. The oil will soften your crazy locks without giving them a greasy appearance.
For an in-depth and 100% natural treatment of the hair, leave the oil on all day. Turmeric is also an excellent alternative for radiant hair. Learn more about the benefits of turmeric for radiant skin and hair!

4 Coconut oil to reduce wrinkles

To reduce wrinkles and make the skin appear smoother, use coconut oil as an eye cream. Also, it stimulates the production of collagen, essential for maintaining a youthful appearance.
Coconut oil is one of the superfoods to consume for beautiful skin.

5 Coconut oil as a moisturizing day cream

Beauty specialists swear by its powerful moisturizing properties: it is absorbed more quickly by the skin than most creams, and it takes very little to have an effect. Try it in its original jar or make your homemade lotion by mixing it with other natural ingredients.

6 Coconut oil as a lip balm

One of its simplest uses: with your fingertips, spread a little coconut oil on your lips, and goodbye chapped skin!

7 Coconut oil as shaving cream

If you have sensitive skin, swap your usual brand of shaving cream for coconut oil. Its creamy texture allows an impeccable shave while hydrating the skin.

8 Coconut oil against lice

It’s one of the most unexpected uses of this all-purpose oil. If you need to get rid of these unwanted hosts, it is advised on the CoconutOil.com website to rinse the affected area first with apple cider vinegar. Let the hair dry (without shampooing!) And rub the hair and scalp with coconut oil. Let it act overnight: it will exterminate lice by suffocation.

9 Coconut oil to boost your energy

It contains medium-chain triglycerides, very special fats that are expended on energy rather than being stored by the body. Add a tablespoon to your morning smoothie, or spread your toast, and you will see your energy soar.

10 Coconut oil for a perfect tan

It does not guarantee a sun protection factor (SPF), but if you are used to using sun oil, replace it with coconut oil. Fans say it helps skin tan faster while keeping it well hydrated, with less chance of burning and peeling.



Discover this miracle rhassoul ritual to wash your hair naturally

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More and more consumers refuse to wash their hair with shampoos containing chemicals and pollutants. Used in Morocco as a hair care, rhassoul is a 100% natural clay. Discover the recipe for this miracle ritual.

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Known for its washing and softening properties, rhassoul is excellent on oily hair. The minerals it contains absorb excess sebum and effectively remove dandruff as well as traces of pollution and dust.
Adapted to any type of hair, this clay soothes irritations and restores vitality to dull hair dried out by commercial shampoos. Applied once a week, this natural treatment cleanses without attacking the protective sheath of the hair.

A gentle and natural alternative

Rhassoul is used as a hair mask. Be careful not to abuse it because used too frequently, it will dry your hair. Apply this treatment once a week.

Ingredients:

  • Rhassoul powder
  • Organic vegetable oil of your choice (castor, avocado, almond)
  • Wooden bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Lukewarm water

Preparation:

  • Depending on the length of your hair, incorporate 3 to 4 tablespoons of rhassoul powder in 160 ml of warm water. Add 8 tablespoons of organic vegetable oil. It is important that there is enough water so that the clay does not dry out the hair.
  • Mix with a wooden utensil (the metal alters the properties of the clay) until you get a smooth and homogeneous paste.
  • With a brush, gently detangle your hair. You can slightly dampen your hair before application.
  • Apply your mask starting at the roots so that it absorbs excess sebum and then finish with the tips.
  • Massage the scalp very lightly, then leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, checking that there is no clay left in your scalp. For other virtues, you can also add 1 to 2 drops of essential oils by checking the dosage beforehand.



Having long hair would be better for your health

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Sometimes the subject of legends, religious prohibitions or an element of social code, hair has always fascinated. Bio à la Une has cut its hair in four to disentangle the true from the false.
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“There’s only one hair on Mathieu’s head” sang Michel Polnareff. In reality, the number of hairs on our heads is around 150,000. The hair grows 1.5 cm per month on average for four years to seven years. Then it goes through a rest phase before dying and falling, giving way to a new hair. If Princess Rayponce has a hair of several meters, our hair therefore inevitably falls before reaching 1.30 m in length.

During our life, our body produces about 10m of hair which would amount to 1000 km put end to end. Organic waste certainly biodegradable but, all the same. So what can hair be used for?

Wear long hair to be healthy

Like every part of the body, hair has a role to play in the functioning of our body. Indeed, the hair forms a protection around the skull against insects, but also against heat and cold and allows to regulate the body temperature.
In hot weather, the hair allows the sweat to evaporate slowly and cool the head. A real natural air conditioning system. In winter, long hair is a thermal insulator against the cold. People with long hair therefore waste less energy regulating their body temperature. This is no doubt why people with long hair are said to be more dynamic.

Long hair absorbs more solar rays, they facilitate the creation of vitamin D by the body and thus avoid deficiencies causing rickets, cavities, but also hypertension, cancer or depression. No wonder some people associate long hair and good health!

Wear long hair to better feel the outside world

What if the legend of Samson, whose supernatural force resided in his hair, found its explanation in metaphysics? Coming from a Native American belief that lent hunters an exceptional perception due to their long hair, this theory is based on the analogy of hair with antennas capable of picking up external signs that our five sensory organs cannot perceive. Cutting them would then amount to amputating one of our sensory organs and depriving us of our sixth sense. People with long hair would, therefore, be more sensitive and intuitive than others.


Discover 7 natural concealer remedies for a luminous look

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Between overwork, lack of sleep or inheritance, dark circles weigh down the eyes and make them look tired. Enemies of a fresh complexion and a luminous gaze, dark circles first appear at the corner of the eye before spreading over the contour. We suggest you say goodbye to dark circles and opt for these effective and 100% natural remedies.

Discover 7 natural concealer remedies for a luminous look

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The result of poor blood circulation around the eye, dark circles, often bluish, are very unattractive. To make dark circles disappear, you must of course get a good night’s sleep. But there is no longer a need to build up concealer, a surface and fleeting solution that prevents the skin from breathing. Here are 7 natural concealer remedies that prove once again that nature is well done!

1. Aloe vera

Aloe vera is an excellent concealer. Its gel is applied gently to the eye area in small quantities. Natural tensor, we prefer organic to take advantage of its benefits. It can however be slightly irritating on this sensitive area.

Add a few drops of organic calophyll oil, healing and circulatory, to optimize the benefits of the care of your eye area.

2. Blueberry water

Used since the Middle Ages to relieve tired eyes, blueberry water will make your pockets deflate and remove your dark circles. Natural decongestant, blueberry water is ideal for relieving tired eyes from screens.
To take advantage of its many benefits, soak two discs of blueberry cotton wool and leave for 10 minutes on your closed eyelids.

3. Green tea

Traditionally used to accelerate the elimination of toxins, green tea can also activate blood circulation. And for good reason, its antioxidant properties give it an ultra effective concealer power! Remedy of grandmother par excellence, decongestant but also ecological. Now, if you are a tea lover, do not throw away your used tea bags. Place them in the refrigerator and use them on days of fatigue. Like compresses, put a tea bag on each eye for a few minutes.

4. The great chamomile

As with your green tea bags, don’t throw away your chamomile tea. Let them cool in the fridge and then apply them on the eyes to reactivate blood circulation.
The combined action of the cold and the soothing, cleansing and antiseptic properties of the chamomile will help reduce puffiness and puffy eyes.

5. The cucumber

Composed of 95% water, cucumber is a true natural source of hydration. The copper it contains promotes the formation of collagen, a regenerating benefit for the eye area, which is noticeably fragile. Cut two very fresh and organic cucumber slices to optimize its effect on puffy eyes. Leave the slices on your eyes for a few minutes.

6. The fig

Rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, potassium, calcium and iron, the fig is full of benefits. Like the cucumber, the fig has the power to soothe dark circles under the eyes by acting as anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory.
Apply half a fig placed beforehand in the refrigerator on each eyelid and leave to act for 5 minutes. The result is stunning !

7. The potato

Ideal for stimulating the blood circulation around the eyes, the potato also reduces the dilation of blood vessels. A lesser-known remedy, but much more effective than cucumbers, potatoes contain far more vitamins C and antioxidants. Mash two pieces of potato roughly a centimeter thick. Wrap a little in a linen handkerchief and apply it on your dark circles for about twenty minutes.


7 beauty secrets of women around the world

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Whether it’s beautifying your hair or cherishing your skin, some beauty rituals on the other side of the world can be more natural and effective than your usual routine. Oils, masks or soap, discover the secrets of women around the world.

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From the secrets of the Orient to the rituals of Latin America, beauty tips are passed on from mother to daughter. Good news for us, they also go around the world. Whether black soap from Morocco or floral water from India, each community of women has their own tips for feeling good about yourself.

mscape.me makes you discover today beauty tips straight from the four corners of the world.

Greek yogurt

Used as a mask, the Greeks nourish their face by applying their famous yogurt. Often mixed with honey and lemon, Greek yogurt moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin. Its anti-bacterial properties and the zinc it contains help fight acne. If you have combination to oily skin, a Greek yogurt mask is perfect for regulating your sebum. Use only organic.

Black soap

In the Maghreb, and more specifically in Morocco, the use of black soap is one of the most ancient beauty rituals. On contact with water, this pleasant black paste turns into soap. Moroccans use it as a very gentle exfoliation: with a kessa exfoliating glove, it removes all dead skin. Rich in vitamin E, black soap does not attack the skin, but, on the contrary, moisturizes and nourishes it in depth.

Rose water

In India but also in the Arab countries, it is used as an elixir of youth. In addition to its intoxicating essence, rose water is known for its multiple virtues for the skin and its anti-wrinkle properties. It helps it heal and blurs spots, stretch marks and wrinkles. If you want to revive your skin, rose water is an ideal tonic. Rich in vitamins B and E, apply it every morning and your skin will be sublimated.

Shea butter

Shea butter is an essential part of beauty secrets. It even seems to be one of the legendary beauty of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. It soothes, nourishes and deeply hydrates the skin. It is also an excellent ally for your hair, whether it is curly or curly. It feeds from roots to ends and fights frizz. For optimal use, opt for a mask to apply before your shampoo.

The Cameroonian Kaolin

Locally called “lokpo”, kaolin is a white clay with very absorbent power. It is prized for its healing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Cameroonian women regularly use it as a mask: it erases impurities and purifies dull skin. Very gentle on the skin, it can also be used on dry hair. Mix it with Argan oil and let it sit for an hour before rinsing off with warm water.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is the liquid wax found in the seed of Jojoba, a shrub that grows in northern Mexico. Known for its many virtues, it has been used for centuries by South Americans. Calming and regenerating, it is also nicknamed “the gold of Mexico”. It can be used on all skin types. Nourishing, it does not clog pores and rebalances excess sebum. Jojoba oil is also an ally against acne.

Egyptian oil

Egyptian massage oil is made from corn, grape seeds and St. John’s Wort. Very well-known among athletes, it helps to soften muscles and joints, soothe muscle pain and relieve tension. It is ideal if you suffer from anxiety and stress! It also contains essences of orange, mint, lavender or myrrh which give it a pleasant fragrance.

 



5 benefits of sweet almond oil for the skin

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Sweet almond oil has many benefits for the skin. It hydrates the hair and softens dry and irritated skin, without forgetting its action against stretch marks.

Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins, mainly vitamin A, which improves skin elasticity, and vitamin E, which accelerates cell repair.

Extracted from the kernel of the almond fruit, this oil is well known for its softening and softening properties, especially for the skin of pregnant women and babies. Thanks to its multiple benefits, it is ideal for everyday use.

5 benefits of sweet almond oil for the skin
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Sweet almond oil hydrates all skin types, it is particularly recommended for dry or irritated skin because it very easily penetrates the epidermis. Only a few drops are enough.

It can replace a moisturizer and also nourishes chapped lips and hands. Added to sugar, it brings nourishing properties to a homemade scrub and gently removes dead cells from the face and body.

It strengthens

This oil strengthens the hydrolipidic film which covers the epidermis and protects the skin. Applied day after day, sweet almond oil strengthens and activates skin repair. Rich in vitamins and iron, it durably improves nail health. To apply in massage.

It soothes skin problems

Soothing, it soothes itching and irritation in adults and children. Rich in zinc, it relieves eczema and psoriasis and helps prevent bacterial infections due to dry skin. The oil thus hydrates the affected area and eases itching. For this, massage the affected area with a few drops of essential oils of chamomile or petitgrain bitter orange diluted in sweet almond oil.

It prevents stretch marks

Renowned among expectant mothers, sweet almond oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that prevent stretch marks. It deeply nourishes the skin, regulates sebum production and eliminates dead skin. In addition, it improves the elasticity of the skin, accelerates its repair and blurs the scars.

It erases the signs of aging

Vitamin E in sweet almond oil is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. It helps repair some damage caused by free radicals. The presence of proteins also slows the aging of the skin because they provide the amino acids necessary for the formation of collagen. Finally, it prevents dehydration of the skin. Beyond its anti-aging properties, it rids the skin of impurities. Extremely soft, it can be used as a makeup remover.


How to wear makeup in summer

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With summer and rising temperatures, our skin and make-up need lightness. Exit compact foundations and thick creams, make way for light products that allow the skin to breathe! And on the makeup side, we put on nude colors and heat resistant products. Here are our tips for making up in summer.

If we love rich and nourishing creams in winter, as soon as temperatures start to climb, we prefer light and fresh textures. It is the same for makeup: we exchange our matte lipsticks for pink and sparkling glosses! The makeup adapts with the seasons and to avoid mistakes we give you some tips.

How to wear makeup in summer
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Light cleaning with water rather than milk

With perspiration and pollution of cities, small pimples can appear on your face. Also, even if we adapt a lighter makeup, we do not skip a cleaning, morning and evening. Light textures, such as organic micellar waters or lotions, are preferred in summer rather than cleansing milks. Cleaned and fresh, your skin can receive its moisturizing product.

A hydrating gel treatment

In summer, you don’t neglect the hydration of your skin! Indeed, with rising temperatures, the skin becomes dry. So apply a moisturizing and plumping treatment. Ideal when it’s hot? An ultra-refreshing organic gel-cream that will give you a boost for the whole day.
Little tip: to maintain hydration during the day, spray thermal water on your skin before dabbing with a clean tissue.

Light makeup with a tinted cream

In summer, put on your foundation, which is too covering, and replace it with a cream, type BB or CC or even good-looking, lighter. These creams will simultaneously hydrate, unify and brighten the complexion. By choosing organic, the components being natural, you reduce the risk of having allergies.
To accentuate a tan, enhance with a sun powder applied to the entire face, neck and décolleté. For an instant good-looking effect, emphasize the cheekbones! Does your face tend to glow in the heat? Unify your complexion with matte powders such as rice powder, compact powder or powdered mattifying papers.

Lightly made-up or frankly colored eyes

In summer, everything is allowed for eye makeup! You can opt for a simple pose of mascara. We choose it in this waterproof case, to resist sweating and swimming.
For your eyes, you can allow yourself to make up your eyes more by choosing eyeshadows in summer colors: turquoise, green, blue…

A glossy mouth for a natural effect

For a successful make-up in summer, we end with a colorful touch on the lips. Choose a moisturizing lip balm to protect your lips and succumb to summer colors: coral or orange.
One watchword therefore: dare to be original on the eyes and lips and bet on lightness for the rest. It’s your turn !


Hair: what color for my complexion?

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Do you want to find the color that will best enhance your complexion? Our expert reveals her tips for fair, mixed and black skin.

Hair: what color for my complexion

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I have a fair pink complexion

To stay in harmony with the color of your complexion, reduce the warm reflections of your coloring. If you have blond hair, fall for a polar, ashy or platinum shade. If you have darker hair, go for a glossy brown or a cool brown. What get an immediate good-looking effect! If you have freckles, a flamboyant or Venetian roux will be perfect for you.

I have a golden or Mediterranean complexion

On the contrary, try to accentuate the warm reflections of your color. Fall for example for a golden or honey blonde, for a caramel brown or coppery brown. Add more depth to the roots and heat the lengths and ends only. Avoid overly light colors which will tend to dull your complexion.

I have a mixed skin or black skin

The intense colors like brown, dark brown or auburn are the shades for you! Remember to boost the shine of your mixed or frizzy hair by regularly making masks and hair care.

Thanks to Marisol, artistic director of the Marisol show.


Mattifying powder: what is it for?

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This essential makeup bag does not only matify the shine. Discover our tips for using it well.

Mattifying powder

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Mattifying powder: to prolong the hold of make-up

Mattifying powders are ideal for fixing the makeup that you apply to your skin. Foundation, tinted cream, concealer, blush cream … by applying a veil of mattifying powder on your make-up, you extend its hold and prevent the materials from moving in fine lines or in the folds of the skin over time. hours.

However, it is important not to apply its mattifying powder in too large a quantity, at the risk of ending up with an unsightly “cakey” effect. Ideally: place it on the face with a large powder brush to obtain a diffuse and natural result. Also remember to put your mattifying powder in your bag, to touch up during the day, with a small sponge for example.

Mattifying powder: to reduce the shine of the skin

Often rich in talc, mattifying powders absorb excess sebum from combination to oily skin and prevent it from shining during the day. They can be applied to the entire face or only to the T-zone, for a more targeted action. Some also contain zinc, a trace element that regulates shine and limits the appearance of imperfections.

Mattifying powder: to blur visible pores

Thanks to their very fine texture, mattifying powders smooth the skin texture and blur enlarged pores. Use colorless mattifying powders that you can easily overlay on your foundation or reapply during the day without risking overloading your makeup.

Mattifying powder: to transform a lipstick

Do you want to transform a creamy lipstick into a matte lipstick? Apply the color on the lips then pat, through a handkerchief, a little mattifying powder. You get a perfectly matte color and better hold. A trick to realize with a colorless mattifying powder.