This is your chance to ask any questions you may have that you want me to answer! I will try to answer whatever you may ask, and if I don’t have an answer, I’ll at least do my best to point you in the right direction. I’d love to answer your beauty-related questions, but I will take non-beauty questions, too. As always, if you have a question you’d like to ask that’s private, just drop me an email!
So, not sure whether you should get Rollickin’ paint pot when you already have Aquadisiac eyeshadow? Need to know where to buy a product? Ask anything, and ask away! (And feel free to chime in with answers to other readers’ questions–the more the merrier!)
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(I will periodically do posts like these where I will take as many questions as I get to answer.)
Eye Puffiness & Dark Circles
Many people suffer from puffy eyes or dark circles, and while there is a definite amount attributable to genetics, sometimes environmental and behavioral factors compound the problem. If it hasn’t been said a dozen times before, it is absolutely critical to get an appropriate amount of sleep; not just enough hours, but good, solid restful sleep. Drinking more water and reducing salt intake can also help to reduce the puffiness.
Rosacea is facial redness (and can also be found on the body, like the arms) that may be linekd to adult acne or the appearance of small bumps. People who suffer from this often find themselves easy blushers and flushing from certain activities that range from eating spicy foods to weather. Seeing a dermatologist may provide you with a topical treatment to help keep it under control, but you can also do things such as keeping cool, protect yourself from the sun, and have a good skin care regimen.
Sunscreen is probably the most important part of your skincare regimen. It is the best way to prevent a rapid aging process before it starts, or to minimize its progress. The earlier one starts daily sun protection, the more thankful one will be in twenty years! If you are out in the sun often, you should be protecting any skin visible to the sun’s harsh rays with some sort of sunscreen. It is noteworthy to point out that not all sunscreens are made equal for all body parts. The face should be protected by a sunscreen product made specifically for the face, because most sunscreens used on the body will clog pores and may cause increased acne or oiliness. Facial sunscreens tend to have little to no fragrance and dry quickly to a non-greasy finish.
Shea butter is a popular ingredient in many rich moisturizers and creams, especially ones meant for the body. It is an emollient, and it can be absorbed into the skin without leaving greasy residue. It helps to soften skin and add moisturizer.
Emollients are an external ingredient that helps to soften skin that is often found in moisturizing products. Occlusives emollients create an oil layer on the skin’s surface to reduce water prevention and increase moisturization. You will often find that most lotions, creams, and ointments are occlusive moisturizers.