Detox Your Body & Skin

Don’t underestimate the benefits of lemon. They’re high in vitamin C, which not only helps fight bacteria but also reduces the risk of developing cancer. It’s clear now why so many body cleanses include lemon as a main ingredient. Cleanses might not be for everyone, but you can still benefit from it in other ways.

Body: Squeeze a lemon into your water bottle. It flushes the toxins out of your body and helps with your digestive system.

Nails: Use it to bring your nails back to life. Have you ever noticed your nails looking a little stained or yellowish?  They might not be getting enough nutrients and it’s a clear indicator that you need to start getting more vitamins A and C. You don’t even need to go to the nail salon for this treatment. Stick your nails into two lemon halves for 5 minutes. It will instantly brighten your nails.

Skin: For acne; rub the lemon juice on the skin to help clear it up.

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Get The Gunk Out

You’re taking care of your skin and drinking plenty of water, yet the pores on your nose are still clogged. Sometimes all of the exfoliating and washing of our faces doesn’t seem to be enough. It’s important to know why our pores get clogged in the first place. Our skin produces a Sebum, which is an oily mixture that’s actually good for the skin. It keeps it healthy and feeling soft. It can however become a problem when dead skin cells attach to the sebum and clog your pores. This usually happens to those of us with oilier skin, but it can also happen when you apply lotion to your face. Our faces our more sensitive than the rest of our bodies and can’t handle the thickness of lotions. Applying a light moisturizer or serum can prevent clogged pores. Touching our faces too much and sweating can also clog pores.
Don’t freak out there is something you can do at home to unclog those bad boys. I love using Biore’s Nose Strips. The strips are placed on your nose and dampened with water. After 10 to 15 minutes you remove it and will be amazed by the results. You can actually see the dirt and blackheads that have been removed from your nose on the strip. Continue this routine once or twice weekly and soon you’ll be seeing less and less gunk on the nose strips. Biore also makes the same type of strips for your forehead. If you think your clogged pores are more serious check out OnlineAcneRelief for more solutions.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to use the nose strips or just want to check if you’re doing it right check out Biore’s website for a step by step video.

Dirty Brushes

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Do you clean them at all? Did you even know you were supposed to clean them?
Cleaning your make-up brushes in an essential part of keeping your skin clear. Bacteria builds up on the brushes if they aren’t cleaned once in a while. That bacteria ends up on your face every time you apply make-up. Think of the hair on the brushes like the hair on your head. You wouldn’t go your whole life without washing your hair, and neither should your brushes. Determining how often to clean your brushes depends on how frequently you use them. Cleaning them every two weeks will keep them bacteria free.
Choosing what to clean your brushes with is simple, since you can use any brush cleaner. Baby shampoo is also an option. It’s sensitive enough to clean make-up brushes without damaging them. Using warm water rinse excess make-up from the brushes and then lay them flat to dry.
Sephora sells daily brush cleaners for those of you who don’t want to wait every two weeks to clean them. Just spritz the cleaner on the brush and let it dry for 3 to 5 minutes. If you don’t want to use a spritzer try their Make Up Brush Cleansing Wipes. It cleans the residue from the make-up and dries in up to three minutes.