Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year to you all.  May 2013 bring all the joys, love and happiness that life has to offer!

Remember to do all your research BEFORE you go out and buy product.  Test it, ask loads of questions and once your satisfied buy it. DON'T impulse buy and DON'T get forced to purchase by pushy and snooty sales assistants. Otherwise you'll need another whole room just to store product you won't use because it's just not suitable for you!   Remember it's your money which you work very hard for!  Plenty of bargains to be had so just be clever.  You'll quickly learn which assistant is brilliant and which one isn't.

Another quick tip:

Baking/Bicarbonate of soda makes an excellent and cheap exfoliant.  Add a teaspoon of soda to your facial cleanser, mix well, and massage into skin about 1-2 times a week.  If your skin becomes irritated, use a little less soda and use the treatment at night so that your skin has a chance to recover while you sleep. Remember to always, always moisturize afterwards! 

There is some evidence that baking/bicarb soda may be beneficial in treating acne since the exfoliating properties of the soda can increase the skins cell turnover rate. Making your acne look less noticeable. Also, baking soda’s neutralizing properties maybe reduce redness of the skin which can reduce the appearance of acne. If you want to try using baking soda as an acne treatment, use as above.  Or make a thicker paste of just baking soda and water and apply it to the acne as a mask for 5-10 minutes or overnight (but use an old pillow slip because when the mask dries it will crumble so you may wake up to a little bit of a mess). 

Here's to a brilliant new year of information, colour and more reviews! Please give me your feedback.  I'd love to hear what you think and also what you would like to know.  Tips of course are always welcome.  I couldn't possibly know everything and I'd be a liar if I said i did!

Until next time

B-Lush Cosmetica