Unwanted hair growth is a pain especially on the face, arms, chest and “down under”. A Brazilian wax can do wonders to get smoother and hair-free skin. But are you ready for the pain and probably hurt yourself (and your wallet) along the process? Hair removal creams are probably the most convenient and affordable method to get smoother skin any time of the day.
Here are 3 of the best hair removal creams available in the market to date:
1. Revitol Hair Removal Cream: It’s infused with advanced hair removing components to keep unwanted hair and expose beautiful skin. Make effortless hair removal along the legs, underarms, chest and back to flaunt what you’ve got!
2. Veet Hair Removal Gel Cream: This is one of the most popular hair removal cream favored by a numerous consumers. As one of the best hair removal creams to date, Veet is perfect for normal to sensitive skin (each sold separately). Price ranges around $3 to $10, depending on the bottle size. Sensitive formula dissolves hair, creating a smooth and clean finish. The normal formula works best when used while showering.
3. Nair Hair Remover: This is another well-known brand women -- and men – absolutely trust! The range of products for men and women are specifically targeted in hair-covered surfaces like legs, face, bikini, body and underarms. For as little as 3 minutes, Nair is one of the best hair removal creams that got men and women asking for more!
If you want to find the best for your money’s worth, then purchase the best hair removal creams to give you maximum results. The variety of hair removal creams in the market is limitless, thus give you more flexibility where you’d like to invest your money. Strip unwanted hair anywhere, anytime and any place with this vanity product on the go!
I've been on the market for the perfect face and acne cleanser for awhile. I don't have severe acne and everything that I've tried besides the mild drugstore brand cleansers have been wayyy too harsh for my skin. Usually a specialty cleanser that I get sucked into during late night infomercials cause me to break out in rosacea and itchy patches all over my face. When I see Proactiv commercials and all of the celebrity endorsers, I immediately think it's going to be the same. It's probably great for people with a chronic case of acne, but not so much for someone who has very mild break outs every once in a blue moon.
Even with that thought in mind, I had see if Proactiv really works. For only $19.99 for the starter kit, I couldn't resist. I started using it regularly as instructed and found my skin clearing up with no crazy break outs. Now I'm in the beginning to middle stages of using Proactive. It's been about a month and so far so good. Usually every skin cleansing product I've tried in the past work really well in the beginning. But for a month now, it seems pretty mild.
So I go online to read other people's reviews and found that Proactiv might be exactly what I've been looking for all these years. Proactiv is really great for someone with very mild acne problems. It might not do much for you if you have a chronic case of acne. I'm talking if you just have smaller acne pores, a small pimple here and there, Proactiv is great for that. It only contains 2.5% of the main ingredient which is Benzoyl Peroxide. This is very weak and no where near the 5%-10% found in prescription acne solutions. This is great for me because everything else I've tried has been way too strong for my skin. So if you have very very mild acne, give proactiv a try.
If you have a serious chronic case of acne, save your $19.99 and put it towards something the dermatologist would recommend. Even though $19.99 isn't going to break the bank, I've found Proactive much MUCH cheaper on Ebay. Sometimes as low as $1.95 for a 30 day kit with free shipping! So buy it on ebay and save yourself the hassle with ordering it over the phone. You can get it immediately and try it out for a month for $2. At $2 for a month's supply, you cannot lose!
Sheer foundation makeup has been around for awhile. Ever since Bare Escentuals invaded late night infomercials, people just can't seem to get enough. Now you see mineral makeup everywhere. If you haven't jumped on the Bare Escentuals bandwagon, you may be considering other brands that you trust. That is understandable. I must be honest, I've been using Bare Escentuals for years now and it kind of makes my face itchy. This could be from the hair on the brush that irritates my skin or from me buffing my face too hard, but I haven't changed brands because I'm comfortable with what I know. Even if it makes me itch. (IMPORTANT TIP: It is not recommended to be comfortable with something that makes you ITCH, specifically in private areas.) I just feel like I want a makeup that makes my skin look crazy flawless. Bare Escentuals is great for everyday, but what about on those special occasions where you want to look like a porcelain doll? I need a foundation to use in addition to my loose powder makeup. So I start searching for other sheer foundation makeup and found that there are a ton of other highly rated products that I have been missing out on. Here are the top 5 products that really caught my attention:
#1 Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup (7.2 Star Rating)
Buy it on Amazon for only $15
Ok, so the reason why this caught my eye is because Neutrogena products have never let me down before. I only dabbled in their face wash, but their whole basis is improving your skin. Lot of other foundations clog your pores causing more acne. With this skin clearing sheer foundation, it actually works with your skin and covers up your blemishes. People have given this product a 7.2 star out of 10 star rating, but I figure with the price tag of only $15.00, it's worth a shot!
#2 MAC Studio Mist Foundation (8.3 Star Rating)
Buy it on Amazon for only $16.50
Call me a label whore, but everyone and anyone swears by MAC makeup. MAC Studio Mist Foundation just sounds professional! It's an aerosol foundation that you spray on without all the extra equipment that is required with airbrush makeup. People have reviewed that it provides lightweight medium coverage and you'll probably need to touch up once or twice throughout the day. The downside is that it dries a little too quickly, so you may still need a makeup sponge to control the areas that you really want to cover. I would highly advise that if you want to try this sheer foundation aerosol can, look on ebay. It's pretty cheap, you can find it for about $17.
#3 Avon PERSONAL MATCH Natural Liquid Foundation (9.8 Star Rating)
Avon is another brand that has never let me down. I like them because they're cheap and everytime someone gives me an Avon catalog, I buy something on every page and my total will be like $10. So I found that they had a personal match natural liquid foundation that got rave reviews. The upside, very breathable sheer foundation makeup that is lightweight and makes your skin look natural and healthy. The downside, unless you're at a physical location that Avon has, how can you determine a personal color match? But with the price tag of under $10 and on ebay you can buy a lot of the foundation and try out different colors, it's a win win situation.
#4 Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation(10 Star Rating)
Buy it from eBay starting from $24.95
Now this foundation caught my eye because the reviews were raving and I don't think they ever got less than 10 star rating. People who never normally use foundation tried out this product and just fell absolutely in love. I can relate because I'm not normally a foundation wearer myself, so it's nice that I found reviews I could relate to. This foundation doesn't dry up, it goes on evenly and smoothly and is light and natural. Shu Uemura is also a very reputable brand, so I will probably eventually buckle down and spend the $55 to try out this product out. Try eBay for a little discount. You can easily find the foundation for about $42.
#5 Borghese Hydro-Mineral Creme Finish Makeup (10 Star Rating)
Buy it on Amazon for $10.99
Ok, so I'm interested in trying this because it contains no animal, vegetable or mineral oil. That to me says, "Will not clog my pores". I've read consistent reviews that it is lightweight, natural, long wearing and great for sensitive skin types. It's a higher end product without the super high end price tag. A tube will cost you about $34 on borghese.com, but I found it on Amazon for average price of around $15. I've even seen it as low as $7.99. Worth a shot! That is all I have to say.
If you’ve tried other sheer foundation makeup that you absolutely love, feel free to chime in!
Just the tip that all Asians (or at least this Asian) has been waiting for! How to grow out your eyelashes! I don't know about you, but fake eyelashes are itchy and scratchy and I'm too impatient and lazy to wear them everyday. If only I could grow out my own natural lashes, life would be so lovely wouldn't it? So I sat down and did some research on how to grow out your eyelashes and it was like, why didn't I think of this before? Ultimately eyelashes are just hairs that extend out from your eyelids. Same kind of hair that grows on your head. So why not condition it and treat it the same as you would your hair, and they'll become stronger, thicker and fuller.
Vaseline / Olive Oil
Oh yea, you heard me right. Olive oil. Olive oil strengthens the hair making it stronger and least likely to break off. So you can salvage the very few hairs you have on your eyelids and stimulate the roots to grow even more hair. All you got to do is lightly coat your eyelashes with some olive oil before you go to bed at night and stick to it for awhile. You may see a difference in your eyelashes. (Please also note that olive oil does wonders for strengthening and whitening your fingernails as well. But I'll save that for a later post.) If you do not have olive oil around, Vaseline will do the same as far as conditioning and moisturizing your lashes. Throw this into your nightly ritual and it could be the answer to your eyelash problems.
If combing your hair stimulates your hair follicles and the result is hair growth, then it must be the same for your eyelashes. You know those eyelash comb that come in your make up brush kit you never knew quite to do with? Well, it's time to find that brush and use it to gently comb your eyelashes about 3 times a week and you may notice results in about a month. How sweet is that?
If you are not a complete believer in these homeopathic ideas on how to naturally grow out your lashes, there are many products out there that can assist in your eyelash hair growth process. Latisse (an eyelash conditioner proven to stimulate hair growth) is probably the best product with the most positive reviews. I tried Latisse when it first came out and it definitely made my eyelashes thicker. However, I didn't stick to it, as it caused some eye irritation and redness. The product has worked very well for some of my other friends however. Guess I have super sensitive eyes. Still, it couldn't hurt to try Latisse for yourself. It's a little on the pricey side and you may need to get it from a doctor's office.
Before I leave you, I want to make sure you DO NOT do the following things if you want your eyelashes to grow:
- Pull them
- Yank on them
- Pull them with mascara on
Do you pull out the hair on your head in order to make it grow out? No. Do you spray hairspray on your hair and pull it out? Definitely not. So why would you do that to your lashes? This will only thin them out or make them fall out. Refrain from the abuse, care for them and they will grow.