Valentia Hydration Mask & Eye Cream Beauty Review

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Valentia is a brand known for having products formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin.

I was recently introduced to their hydrating facial mask, a blend of amino acids and hyaluronic acid that work together to flood the skin with moisture providing intense hydration and nourishment. It also contains japanese green tea, aloe vera and organic rosehip seed oil.

 

 

Valentia Hydrating Facial Mask

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I already used it 3 times and my skin seems to be looking more moisturized and definitely more hydrated.

I suffer from severe skin dryness during winter, so I always have to intensify my skin care during this season, therefore this amazing mask came really handy and right on time.

It actually smells really good and it is non sticky. Also, I want to emphasize that it is safe for all skin types, even on sensitive skin. And I can assure you it is, because I do have super sensitive skin and I have not gotten a skin reaction to it.

I applied it on my skin for 20 minutes and removed it with a facial towelette. I noticed that it feels very refreshing at the beginning which I love.

 

Benefits

Some of the benefits of using this face mask are:

Boosts collagen production

Increases skin radiance

Reduces fine lines

Secures skin moisture

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I also tried their eye cream for dark circles and puffiness, a luxurious antioxidant rich eye cream that helps lock in moisture, repair and tighten skin for a youthful looking glow around the eye area.

It is made with astaxanthin, resistem, vitamin C, organic rosehip oil and arnica. These ingredients collaborate on smoothing fine line and wrinkles, brightening and restoring elasticity to the skin, diminishing the appearance of dark circles and providing intense hydration.

 

Valentia Eye Cream

 

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It smells really good and it is also very much concentrated, which means it would last you longer. Apply it every night before going to bed.

 

Benefits

Here some of the benefits this eye cream provides:

Reduces wrinkles

Nourishes & hydrates

Tightens eye area

Brightens dark circles

Restores radiance

 

Here Is My Review To Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask And True Glow Eye Cream; Two Awesome Beauty Products You Should Add To Your Skincare Routine.

 

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2016 Makeup Trends: Top 5

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These 2016 Makeup Trends are definitely intriguing and eye-catching. They were spotted at the most recent runways and they promise to stay for a while.

I decided to compile the top five 2016 makeup trends in this post by spotlighting some of the most famous Instagram Makeup Artists featuring these trends.

If you want to achieve such trends you must follow them on their IG accounts so you could keep up with their tutorials and tips.

 

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The Top Five 2016 Makeup Trends

 

 

1. Strobing

Contouring gives way to Strobing which concentrates on using illuminating products giving you a dewy and more youthful glow.

Citing PopSugar: “Strobing focuses exclusively on highlighter, applied where light would naturally hit your face (so, your cheekbones, brow bones, the center of your forehead, down your nose, and on your chin.) Dabbing on these soft, shimmery shades will make your complexion look radiant, fresh, and healthy while giving you an ethereal oomph that is sure to turn heads.”

Amrezy is one of my favorite IG Makeup Artists. To me, her signature is that always perfect highlighting. I chose this pic because it shows the strobing technique in all its splendour.

***Recipe***

Used: Armani luminous silk foundation mixed with CoverFx cream foundation. Nars creamy concealer mixed with @urbandecaycosmetics naked concealer. @anastasiabeverlyhills cream contour kit set with @katvondbeauty powder contour kit @maccosmetics “Peaches” blush and “Oh Darling” highlighter mixed with @bobbibrown “Bronze Glow” highlighter. @maccosmetics eyeshadow “Nylon” on the tear duct.

 

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2. Blue Makeup

Blue eye makeup is definitely eye-catching and it will be a big trend in 2016. The key relies on accentuating specific areas, meaning, if you are concentrating on your eyes, you would focus on corners, eyelashes, eyeliner or lid. If you are daring and avant-garde, you can go for some blue lips, just like Lupita Nyong’o did at the London premiere of Star Wars.

Kelvin Possidônio is a professional makeup artist and a tutor from Brazil. He chose to emphasize his eyes with an electric blue eyeshadow.

Maryamnyc is a makeup artist who is always innovating and does not mind sharing her techniques through her awesome IG videos.

***Recipe***

Used: @emcosmetics liquid liner in Navy Script, @eyeko Midnight Blue black magic mascara and @flutterlashesinc Sierra lashes.

 

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3. Glitter

Glitter makeup is already showing in many tutorials going from “…graphic cat-eyes to subdued metallic lids. Whether you prefer a touch of shimmer in the inner corners or full-on dramatic smoke…” Refinery29 says.

Here I chose Maryamnyc again, because I totally love this glittery eye makeup. It is perfect for anyone, because it features just the right amount of glitter, and it is super easy to achieve.

***Recipe***

Used: @lorealparisusa silkissime liner in Silver topped with @urbandecaycosmetics glitter liner in Glam Rock.

 

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4.  Cherry Pout

We saw the models on the runway “appear bold and beautiful with those cherry red lips and the slightly frizzy half ponytails.” as stated on Fashionisers.com. To achieve a more natural look, you can pair it with neutral eyeshadows and perhaps a catty eyeliner.

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Love how Yariszbeth adopted the trend. She is a NY Makeup Artist who is famous for her neutral looks. I think this is actually the first time she wears Red on IG, and we are certainly loving it! She did not state what shade she is wearing but I got you! I highly recommend Legend from Paula Dorf, above featured.

 

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5. Bronzed Eyes

This is another trend we saw on the runway. I personally think this makeup trend is perfect for any season. You can wear a bronze eye shadow all around the eye by itself, or you can instead combine it with smoky eyes, if you want to add more drama to the look.

Just like NayeOna did. I love her always unique approach. She is a creator and it is always transforming. Her style is very dramatic and eye-catching.

***Recipe***

Shadow: @meltcosmetics dark matter stack and @strobecosmetics world eater.

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Here The Top Five 2016 Makeup Trends! These Intriguing And Eye-catching Looks Were Spotted At The Most Recent Runways And They Promise To Stay For A While.

 

 

How To Treat 5 Common Adult Skin Issues

Skin issues affect almost everyone. Even as adults we can experience skin disorders at some point in our lives, making us feel uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassed.

Causes and triggers to these skin issues can vary and it is important to be aware of them, as well as knowing how to manage them.

I personally suffer from rosacea and I have learned throughout the years what triggers it and what to do in order to manage it, this way I know how to keep my skin looking beautiful at all times.

In order to explore ways to manage some of the most common skincare issues and lessen their effects, I decided to share some of the information captured on a graphic presented by Health Perch, a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness.

I think this graphic is very helpful, because it points out key factors regarding causes, symptoms and treatment, which is the essential information we need in order to identify what we are suffering from.

 

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How To Treat 5 Common Adult Skin Issues

 

 

1. Eczema

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It is a common skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. There is no cure for it, but in most cases, it could be manageable.

Symptoms

Dry and sensitive skin

Intense itching

Red and inflamed skin

Recurring rash

Scaly areas

Swelling

Causes

Irritants (soap, shampoo, detergents, etc.)

Allergens (pets, pollen, mold, dandruff, etc.)

Microbes

Temperature

Foods (dairy products, nuts, wheat, etc.)

Stress or Hormones

Treatment

Medications

Therapy

Avoid activities that make you sweat

Use a humidifier

Wear cotton or soft fabrics

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2. Seborrheic Dermatitis

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It is usually a long-term common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp, but it could also affect other areas of your body. It causes red skin, scaly patches and chronic dandruff. It isn’t contagious, and it’s not a sign of poor personal hygiene.

Symptoms

Skin flakes

Red skin

Itching

Causes

A yeast (fungus) called malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin

An inflammatory response related to psoriasis

Seasonal episodes tending to be worse in early spring and winter

Treatment

Control inflammation (with creams, shampoos and ointments)

Antifungal shampoos

Antifungal medication

Medication that affects the immune system

Cream or gel to fight bacteria

Light therapy with medication

Do not use petroleum jelly

 

 

3. Melasma

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It is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Melasma is often associated with sun exposure.

Symptoms

While melasma does not cause any physical discomfort, skin discoloration may appear typically on areas of the body more exposed to the sun, such as the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, upper lip, chin and neck and arms.

Causes

Causes are unknown but triggers include:

Sun exposure

A change in hormones (estrogen supplements and birth control pills)

Cosmetics (skin care products that irritate the skin)

Treatment

Sunscreen (avoid sun exposure)

Chemical peel

Dermabrasion or microdermabrasion

Avoid waxing

Wear hats

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4. Plaque Psoriasis

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This skin condition causes dry red skin covered with silvery scales in the form of patches that may itch and burn in areas like elbows, scalp and knees.

Symptoms

Patches may itch

Nail problems

Patches may be covered in silver or white covering

Scratching causes patches to thicken

Causes

Causes are unknown but triggers include:

Immune system and genes play a big role

Cannot be contracted from a swimming pool or sex

Often begins after a stressful event, strep throat, cold/dry weather, sunburn

Treatment

Topical treatment

Light therapy

Oral and injected medication

Eat healthy and exercise

Drink alcohol in moderation and do not smoke

 

5. Rosacea

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It is a common lasting skin condition that causes redness and inflammation in your face producing small red bumps on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.

Symptoms

Depending on the type of rosacea, you may experiment:

Facial Redness

Breakouts

Thickening skin

Causes

No one knows what causes rosacea. Researchers have several ideas:

A disorder of the blood vessels that causes them to swell and leads to redness

A genetic problem combined with environmental factors that irritate the skin

It most commonly affects fair-skinned people

Treatment

Topical medication

Sunscreen

Emollient

Laser or other light treatments

Antibiotics

Thickening skin removal by dermatologist

 

 

 

Below the graphic presented by Health Perch that itemizes these five common adult skincare issues, their causes and how to treat them.

 


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Find Out How To Treat 5 Of The Most Common Skin Issues By Learning Their Causes, Symptoms And Therefore How To Manage Them And Lessen Their Effects.

 

 

Ashy Hands? Try These 5 Useful Home Remedies

Ashy hands could be a result of the exposure to cold or dry air, as well as not getting enough skin hydration.

I personally experience this during winter time. My hands get rougher and super dry. I honestly don’t like showing ugly and scruffy hands, I think that is so unfeminine.

Therefore it is very important to give your hands some extra care when you see these signs, even though I know it could be expensive sometimes.

That is why I gathered 5 easy and beneficial home remedies that will help you repair your hands and restore their beauty and softness without having to spend a lot of money.

Make sure to do these in a weekly basis, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water and stay away from the excessive use of detergents.

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5 Useful Home Remedies To Treat Ashy Hands

 

 

1. Exfoliant. It is very important to exfoliate your skin in order to remove the dead cells and dull skin.

Mix 2 tablespoons of Oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of Yogurt. Rub vigorously in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Or you can use my Homemade Organic Body Scrub for amazing results! It is made with organic coconut oil, which is extremely effective at treating skin damaged by the UV rays from the sun.

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2. Hand Mask. The same way you do hair and face masks, a hand mask is recommendable to hydrate and moisturize the skin.

Mix a slice of Avocado with 2 tablespoons of Yogurt. Break open a capsule of Vitamin E and add it to the mixture. Apply on hands and leave it for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

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3. Aloe Vera Gel. Works well as an humectant, since it absorbs the moisture from the air to adhere it to your skin. It soothes your skin and it is also an antifungal and antiseptic, specially if you have any burns or cuts.

Apply a small dab and rub it on your hands after applying the exfoliant and the hand mask.

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4. Moisturizer. This is an important step, since it will keep the ashiness away and will also contribute to having a softer skin.

Try this awesome DIY Simple Nourishing Hand and Body Cream from Whole New Mom’s Blog!

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5. Gloves. Apply either some Vaseline, Shea Butter or the Simple Nourishing Cream (above cited) at night and put on a pair of cotton gloves. Leave them overnight. Moisturizing treatments at night are the best, since they soak in while you sleep.

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Here 5 Useful Home Remedies That Will Help You Avoid Or Get Rid Of Ashy Hands, Restoring Their Beauty And Softness Without Having To Spend A Lot Of Money.

 

 

Dry Face in Winter? 5 Effective Solutions

Do you get a dry face in Winter? Me too… My face is actually very oily during Summer, then it starts drying up right during Fall and by the time Winter is here it is extremely dry.

The cold weather outside, as well as the indoor heat can wreak havoc on your skin, therefore it is very important to take action in order to prevent dry skin.

That’s why I start taking care of my skin a little differently as soon as Fall arrives, by implementing a few effective steps that help me go through Winter without a problem.

 

Dry Face in Winter? 5 Effective Solutions

 

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1. Moisturize. Cold weather tends to steal away the moisture of your skin. Make sure to moisture and hydrate your skin with a thicker moisturizer than the one you normally use in Summer. I highly recommend Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Very Dry To Dry Combination and Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Lifting & Firming Cream for Dry Skin- Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

2. Don’t Do Hot Baths. This is something that I am guilty of. I looove taking hot baths even in the Summer! But unfortunately they are no good for you, especially during Winter time. Instead, use lukewarm water and do not prolong your bath or shower for too long.

3. Use Sunscreen. Something that I recently learned is that you must always use sunscreen even in winter time! During winter the skin produces less melanin, therefore it is more sensitive to UV radiation. Clouds do not stop the penetration of UV light, so the UV index could still be high on a regular cold day and could definitely cause way more damage on a dry skin, making it lose its elasticity. The moisturizers above recommended contain sunscreen.

4. Use a Humidifier. During winter time, humidity levels frequently drop, therefore using a humidifier will help increase humidity in your home.

5. Exfoliate. Scrubbing your face can remove excess flakes giving way to cell renewal and a more glowing skin. Scrub your face in a circular motion for about 5 minutes. Do this at least twice a week.

 

Suffer From Dry Face in Winter? Check Out These 5 Effective Solutions That Will Definitely Help You Prevent The Ravages Of The Cold Weather On Your Skin.