How would you like to have shiny, smooth, healthy looking nails without having to visit a salon or wearing nail polish? With the help of the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System, it is now possible! Yes, you can now achieve beautiful finger and toe nails without stressing your nails through the repeated use of … Read moreHow to Use the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System
“Stop picking your face!” This is something I hear my Mother say to me still, in my 30’s. But no matter how many times she warns me, I still love doing it especially when I find the perfect light for seeing blackheads and giving them a good squeeze. But this happens to be in her … Read moreThe Best Blackhead Remover so you can Stop Picking Your Face!
Not a lot of people know that magnesium deficiency is a pretty common condition. Under-developed countries are mostly affected but surprisingly as well as in well-developed countries. Perhaps it is because magnesium is not a very popular mineral. It seems like a lot of fingers are pointing to our diet and lifestyle as the two … Read moreHow to Use Magnesium Bath Flakes
Do you lie in bed and shudder at that feeling when one heel rubbes across the other. Those little bits of dry skin, poke into your leg, and the sore cracks make you wince under pressure? Dry, cracked heels may seem to be common skin problem, but this seemingly simple and dismissible condition can actually lead … Read moreTruth About Dry Cracked Heels
Have you ever seen someone who is infected with scabies? Did you know that it is a very contagious skin condition? So contagious, that almost in an instant, you can get infected by simply touching the skin of someone who has it. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to contracting this condition. The symptoms … Read more5 Scabies Treatment Products in the Spotlight.
We cannot avoid getting wounded and hurt. Especially during childhood, when we start to explore the wonderful world around us. Bruises, scalds, scrapes, and cuts are all part of growing up. And sometimes scarring is inevitable, which leaves a mark not just on the skin but on the self-esteem. So, what is the solution? Help heal … Read moreHow to Heal Scars: Dealing With Scars Your Over The Counter Options
Do you suffer from skin allergies? Do you find it hard to concentrate while itching? Eczema and psoriasis can affect anyone of any age and can cause skin flare-ups that are very itchy. In addition, they can also result in inflammation, rashes, and redness. I notice this in my children. I see them scratching every … Read more6 Over the Counter Hydrocortisone Creams in the Spotlight
Bondi Sands have just released two new products just in time for spring. Their Bondi Sands Ultra Dark Self Tanning Foam and a new Gradual Tanning Foam. Perfect if you need some new tanning products to bump up your colour – any time of year.
Choose the right tan for your skin.
Don’t you hate it when you invest in skincare, makeup or tanning products and they suck! I have sensitive skin and in my early 20’s I had a cupboard full of barely used products that I “Just wasn’t that into”. They would either leave me dry, itchy or in the case of some older fake tans, smelling like a carrot. This is why I love YouTube and Instagram for checking out products before I buy. I can usually find how to videos, colour swatches and read about other’s first-hand experiences with a product. I have included some in this blog so you can see the new Ultra Dark tan in action.
You can find before and after pics of the Bondi Sands Ultra Dark Self Tanning Foam here.
As you can see from the pictures above this tan gives ULTRA dark results so you want to make sure you put it on properly. Using a fake tanning mitt goes a long way to avoid those telltale signs your tan is fake on your hands and nails. And prepping your skin will help you create the perfect smooth canvas for tanning. Here is a video from the Tanning Experts at Bondi Sands walking you through an application of this new Ultra Dark Tan so you can see it in action.
Having hypersensitive skin is a delicate situation. Do you find your skin easily turns red after using skin care products? Is your skin often patchy or itchy? Do you find you are disappointed with the product options out there? Confused about which ingredients will annoy and irritate your skin? Do you have a cupboard full of products you can’t use? I know how you feel and I completely appreciate your frustration. So let me share with you a secret I have recently discovered. A range of products made especially for hypersensitive skin– Avene XeraCalm.
Do you ever wonder if you suffer from hypersensitive skin?
According to dermnetnz.org, surveys show that 50% of women and 40% of men report of having sensitive skin. To have sensitive skin means you have low tolerance level for cosmetics and other personal care products. And these sensitivities are manifested in many different ways, such as experiencing stinging, itching or burning sensations. You can also see the appearance of redness, dryness, scaling, peeling and, in more extreme cases, bumps and hives.
So, have you confirmed your suspicion? Let’s see if you really have hypersensitive skin. You have it if you said yes to at least 3 or more of the symptoms above. Now that you have finally confirmed this, what do you do? Do you just sulk and accept your condition without doing anything? Or do you switch to a product specially formulated for sensitive skin?
Perhaps your next question is, which products can help?
Avene XeraCalm is one product we trust in dealing with hypersensitive skin. Specially formulated for those who are hypersensitive to weather changes. It is also ideal for those who easily react to products that contain harsh chemicals. As well as those who suffer from irritant contact dermatitis.
Who can benefit from using Avene XeraCalm?
Those who suffer from moderate to extremely dry skin or eczema will benefit from Avene XeraCalm. The reason? It contains carefully chosen ingredients known to soothe and help relieve extreme dryness symptoms.
What makes it different from other products made for sensitive skin?
The Avene XeraCalm range has a unique yet common active ingredient known as the Avene Thermal Spring Water. It comes from the Cevennes Mountains in Avene France. It is pure, free from bacteria, has low mineral content, and has a wide range of anions, cations, and trace elements. Dermatologists prefer Avene Thermal Spring Water among dermatological thermal spring waters because of its 2 is to 1 ratio of calcium vs. magnesium.
Now that you know more about Avene XeraCalm, let me share what are most common causes of hypersensitive skin.
Here are two of most common reasons why those who naturally have hypersensitive skin react.
First, irritant contact dermatitis.
Irritation happens when someone is exposed to either products or environmental aggressors that lead to a skin reaction. These irritants can either be personal care products, irritating body fluids such as urine, faeces, or sweat. It can also be environmental conditions such as heat, cold, low humidity and ultraviolet light.
Next is allergic contact dermatitis.
This happens when you apply either chemicals or materials to your skin and develops an allergic reaction after. Examples of the most reported allergens are rubber, latex, and silicone. These can also be active ingredients such as SLS, paraben, and others.
Here is the range of Avene XeraCalm:
Now that you know how can Avene XeraCalm help, go ahead and check our online store. And if you know someone with hypersensitive skin, please take a few seconds to share, pin or tweet this post using the buttons to your left.
They say life begins at 40. If that is true, then what happens in your 50’s? I bet a lot of women would say….menopause. Indeed! Menopause is a major event in a woman’s life and because of decreasing levels of estrogen as a result of menopause, a lot of changes happen to the skin. You … Read moreConfused about Skincare in your 50’s? Prime Renewal
Does your acne get you down? Sometimes it’s hard to feel put together and polished when you have sore bumps all over your face. If you are struggling with acne, you want a product that you know will fight pimples, while still looking after your skin. Benzac AC Gel is a high quality, over the … Read moreHow to Choose and Use the right Benzac AC for your acne
Have you ever looked down and noticed a wart on your foot? First of all, did you know they are contagious and they could spread to other parts of your body. In Addition they can also spread to anyone who shares a floor or shower with you. So what are your options as far as home wart … Read moreYour Guide To Home Wart Treatments in New Zealand
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As teenagers, one of the biggest concerns is having acne. Acne sucks, it hurts the skin and can leave scars. And even if you want to cover it up, it’s kind of hard to make it disappear. You might try with the help of concealer, but often it ends up looking worse. This is … Read more3 Best Teen Acne Products In the Spotlight
Dry skin is probably one of the most common problems we are encountering during cold season, specially during winter time. But this condition is not exclusive to this season alone because too much sun exposure and too much swimming can also lead to dry skin. What are the basic characteristics of dry skin? Some of … Read moreAre You Suffering from Dry Skin?
Really Bad Sunburn is a skin condition that most everyone will experience, at least once in their lifetime. Anyone who goes to the beach loves to swim, take a walk or do gardening in the yard will definitely get sunburned. But the good thing about it is it’s not that serious, especially if you know … Read moreWhats Best For Bad Sunburn? Sunburn Remedies
I remember my teenage years – stressing out about my skin before I would head to social gatherings, worried about what people would think of my acne and Acne Scarring. You see, I didn’t listen to my mother’s advice “not to squeeze” so looking at my less than clear complexion really affected my self-esteem and … Read moreScarsil Scar Gel For Acne Scarring