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Here’s a Quick Way to Heal your Lips

Napoleon Dynamite : “My lips hurt real bad!”

Classic! This one liner is by far one of the best quotes out there, why?  Because I can relate to it, considering my skin is sensitive and prone to allergies, my lips are also, what works for me? Carmex of course! Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with many different products, leaving my lips flaky, sticky, and most of all peeling … ugh … if you’re anything like me you can understand my frustration and at times annoyance towards the skin care industry, grrr! Lol!

Last year, around Christmas time, a good friend of mine re-introduced me to an old faithful product “Carmex” … perhaps she was tired of looking at my crackling lips? Maybe, but whatever the reason was, my overall look benefited by a million! This is not a joke, think about it, when you interact with people what do you notice first? Not being shallow here, just honest and truthful. I notice lips, eyes, and brows … so if you have severely chapped lips speaking can be difficult and at times painful.

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm, 0.35 oz

My love and loyalty for carmex doesn’t stop at the usual tube, but it carries to their new cosmetic lip line as well, and I truly like the new tinted lip care, if you’re a woman like me who cannot wear many lipsticks or glosses, this is a perfect alternative until your lips heal or you find the right product.

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm with SPF 15, Sheer Peach Tint

I hope these products help you as much as they’ve helped me, would love to hear your feedback and advice! Thank you for stopping by and as always “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Beauty Secrets Part 2

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Hello everyone,

Skin problems are common and vary with each person, let me share a few homemade beauty secrets used everyday and all over the world. Quick fixes are what I like best 🙂

CHAPPED LIPS

  • Rub olive oil or sesame oil on your lips.
  • Vitamin E supplement, open up the capsule and massage the contents directly to your lips.
  • Old time favorite! With a Q-tip apply vaseline to the area and gently exfoliate with a soft toothbrush (easy on the pressure, you don’t want the skin to open).

DEHYDRATED SKIN

  • Essential oils are amazing! Make your own mask: 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2-4 drops of lavender oil, a few drops of warm water, mix it until is pasty, then apply to the face. Leave it on for 7 minutes and gently rinse, it will leave your skin refreshed and clean!

TIRED LOOKING SKIN

  • Oxygen is key! Hang your head over the side of your bed and let the blood flow, remain in the position for about 5 minutes; this trick will improve circulation by feeding your face the oxygen needed.
  • Aloe Vera Gel, a must have! Place the product in the fridge for 2 hours, brush it on your face for 20 minutes and lay down, great time for a meditation and relaxation. Rinse with cool water.
  • Cucumber is a great cooling natural product, you may slice it thin and cover your face with it, or you may grated by placing the contents in a cheesecloth and apply it to the face for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

FLAKY SKIN

  • Apples are delicious and part of beauty! Rub half of an apple on skin, (I prefer red sweet apples), it will help even out skin texture and add natural shimmer to your face
  • Sugar is a natural exfoliant, mix a few pinches of sugar with a few drops of water, massage face gently and rinse off with tepid water.

BLOTCHY SKIN

  • Did you think Visine was only for eyes? Think again! Put a few drops of this miracle product on red spots, it constrict red blood vessels, and see the wonders!

OILY SPOTS

  • Rose water is a great agent, it is refreshing, spray on the face after cleansing; it balances the skins natural ph.

IRRITATED OR SENSITIVE SKIN

  • Milk does the body and skin good! Apply milk compresses to affected areas for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
  • Chamomile tea is relaxing, pour into ice-cube tray and freeze, pop out cube, wrap it in a cheesecloth and rub gently on face.

Thank you for your visit and have a great day!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.