Posted in Beauty on November 11, 2013

Standing in the middle of a cosmetic supermarket but don’t know which body wash to buy? No, you cannot just pick up anything without bearing in mind your skin type. Every one of us have different skin types and the unguents we use must be permitted by our skin otherwise it can have adverse effects on the skin. Using a body wash for bathing is a great way to sooth and smoothen the skin and it can also have other benefits. Let us find out.

Body washes also have different formula to suit a skin type- shower gels, moisturizing body wash and exfoliating body wash. Shower gels are clear and brightly colored body washes and look similar to shampoos. They mostly contain water and a low proportion of detergent for gently cleansing the skin. These body washes have a high content of fragranced ingredients hence giving the user a wide variety of fragrances to choose from; they are best for post-workout wash. They are designed only to clean the skin and contain little conditioning to keep your skin hydrated for long. People having normal to oily skin types can use this kind of body wash without feeling skin sensitivity.

As the name suggests, a moisturizing body wash is designed to moisturize the skin with its high content of soyabean, sunflower, petroleum jelly, olive oil, Shea butter, etc. They look like body lotion but act like mild cleansers. They stick well to the skin even hours after the body wash is washed away, so you feel moisturized for long. These body washes are less drying than the gel formula but tend to be a little more expensive. You can even skip applying a body lotion if you bathe with a creamy, moisturizing body wash. They are great for normal to dry skin types and people looking for milder formulas.

The exfoliating body wash uses beads, sugar, salt, etc. to gently scrub the skin to get rid of dead cells and give you smooth skin. The best part about body wash is that they don’t deposit on your bathroom floor and give you are luxurious, creamy bath, unlike soap. Wake up to that beauty-holic in you and choose the best-suited body wash to adorn your bathroom and your skin. There is a body wash for every ‘body’ walking on this earth; one just has to have a skin and sensation for it.

Posted in Beauty on April 26, 2012

Some people that use make up have no idea that their lipstick and eye shadow does not match their skin tone. Because of this their look can look dull or not very natural. Many women will spend time looking for beauty tips, but only a few women know that the most important tip to master is working out skin tones.


Skin tone can range from no color to a very dark color in people. The type and amount of melanin on your skin determines your skin tone. Generally, women have lighter skin tones than men. Traditional beauty tips have introduced a number of ways to determine skin tones. However, the most effective method is by using the gold and silver test. This test is done by placing a gold swatch and silver swatch on each of your hands. Place your hands under any kind of light, except fluorescent lights (which tends to change a person’s skin tones).


Examine which hand looks pale and which looks healthy. If the better-looking hand has the gold swatch, you’re considered a person with “warm skin tones”. On the other hand, if the silver swatch looks better on your hand, you have “cool skin tones”. Be aware that this simple test is the most effective beauty tip you will receive because it will enable you to choose cosmetics that would complement your skin. You can easily pick out undertones based on the hue of your skin type.


Matching Skin Tones and Hair Color


Although you have mastered wearing the right colors of makeup, your whole appearance can still look wrong when your hair color and makeup does not match. Because of this, you should follow this next important beauty tip to balance your whole look.


Since you are now aware of your skin tone, it is easier to choose the perfect hair color for you. For gold skin types, you should consider warm hair colors such as gold, orange, golden yellow, red-orange and shades of red. On the other hand, silver skin types are perfect for cool hair colors with the bases of violet, blue-violet, blue and neutral colors. If you find it difficult to determine both your skin tone and matching hair color, it is better to consult with a professional stylist to identify the ideal colors for you. However, if you prefer to do your own makeup and hair coloring, these beauty tips can serve you well. –

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