• How to Look Refreshed During the Day

    February 25th, 2015



    refreshed lookIf you work long hours, you know how your skin and makeup can look at the end of the day. In addition to using long-lasting makeup products and staying hydrated, use a few of these tips to stay looking refreshed during day.

    Refresh your face with Shinso Mist. Shinso Mist uses water from some of the world’s purest sources, such as the Sea of Japan, to invigorate and revitalize your skin. The unique t formula uses the purest waters combined with more than 30 natural elements and rare botanicals to deliver a gentle, high tech misting spray that works on a microcellular level. It instantly energizes the skin without clogging oils. Shinso Mist also helps protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays while neutralizing many other environmental stressors and toxins that can weaken the elasticity of your skin. Spray your way to a more radiant, youthful complexion with this formulation of nature’s most powerful ingredients. This high tech nourishment for your skin can be as close as your purse, with Shinso Mist’s convenient sized spray bottle.

    Pat away oils. If your skin tends to get oil or you sweat a lot, be sure to touch-up your face with a makeup or oil-removing wipe. Many brands have small-size packages that can fit in your purse or desk drawer.

    Conceal and then add powder. Concealer can work wonders to hide any problem areas, but it can slide off throughout the day. Use a heavy-duty formula and then set it with a translucent powder for extra staying power.

    Take a walk. Getting up from your desk (or an indoor environment) and walking around to get fresh air can instantly lift your mood and mind. Fresh air and sun will keep you awake and leave you feeling more energized.

  • How to Look Like a Beauty Icon

    February 18th, 2015



    Every woman has a beacindy crawforduty icon- someone who is so gorgeous and has their signature look that she wants to emulate on herself. For some, it’s Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, and for others it’s someone like their grandmother. Either way, one thing is for certain- all beauty icons have their signature look that gave them their title. Here are a few ways to look like a beauty icon.

    To start off, you need a nice canvas to work with. Makeup goes on easier and looks its best when the skin is prepped properly. To get great skin, exfoliate a few times a week to get rid of dead skin, and then follow up with a rich moisturizer (you can use Shinso Glow and Essence for both of these routines). After following a skincare routine like this, you’ll start to see results after a few weeks. You’ll notice your makeup goes on easier and looks a lot better.

    Next, it’s time to find shades that work with your hair, eyes and skintone. What makes a beauty icon stand out from regular women is that she knows these things and works with them to her advantage. If you have lighter hair, eyes and skintone, you generally are cool-toned. If you have darker hair, skin or eyes, you generally are warm-toned. Cool tones look best in silvery shades, like blues, purples and greens, while warm tones look best in gold shades, like reds, oranges and browns. If someone compliments you when wearing a certain shade of clothing or makeup, take notes. That is generally what works best for you.

    Embrace your imperfections. Whether it’s a mole above your lip or very thick eyebrows, every woman has something unique and special about her appearance. Embrace it and make it work for you- it will become your “signature”, and all beauty icons have a signature.

  • How to Hydrate your Skin in the Winter

    February 16th, 2015



    winter skinWinter winds and cool temperatures can be harsh on your skin, making it dry and parched. It’s crucial to keep your skin moisturized always, but especially during this season. Here are a few easy ways to hydrate your skin in the winter.

    In sounds simple enough, but make sure to drink enough water in the winter. Drinking water hydrates you from the inside out, and is crucial to keeping your skin moisturized and healthy. There are a few tricks to making sure you get your 8 recommended glasses a day. Start with an herbal tea in the morning if regular water is too plain or cold for you. Add all natural flavors to your water, like a squeeze of fresh lemon, to give make it tastier. Lastly, keep your water right next to where you are working or sleeping, so you’ll be reminded to drink up constantly throughout the day.

    If the air is so dry that it’s affecting your skin, you may want to invest in a humidifier in your home- mainly your bedroom.

    Slathering on moisturizer, serums and oils are great for winter skin. Layer the products so the moisturizer is on the bottom and a thicker serum is on top. This will trap in the moisture and make it penetrate into the skin quicker. Use products made especially for dry, damaged skin- they typically contain special ingredients that cannot be found in regular, daily skincare products.

     

  • Healthy on the Inside= Healthy on the Outside

    February 10th, 2015



    fruitIf you feed your body the right nutrients, it will show on the outside (especially on your skin). You want to be cautious of what you eat and drink, since it will effect the quality and look of yours kin. Here are a few tips to stay healthy on the inside and outside.

    • Stay away from processed foods and high sugar and carb diets. As a general rule, anything that is prepackaged or has ingredients you can’t pronounce isn’t necessarily the best choice. Lots of carbohydrates can cause breakouts, so watch out for those.
    • Drink an adequate amount of water. You don’t necessarily have to drink the full 8 glasses (that can be hard), but try your best.
    • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain water, vitamins and nutrients that your body and skin needs.
    • Try to limit your alcoholic intake. Having a drink now and then is fine, and make sure to drink a full glass of water for each drink you have to stay hydrated.
    • Swap out coffee for green tea. Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that protect and benefit the skin’s overall health.
    • Try to get in the daily requirements of vitamins. Vitamins C, E, A, K, and B can all help improve skin health.
    • Lastly, avoid smoking, since it’s terrible for your skin.

     

     

  • Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas

    February 8th, 2015



    vday skincareWhether you have a hot date lined up or are going out with your girl friends, almost everyone has some sort of Valentines’ Day plans. To feel your best, you want to look your best, especially for a special occasion. Here are a few ways to pamper yourself to look great for the holiday of love.

    Indulge your skin. It’s the perfect time to pamper yourself with the gift of luxurious skincare- like the Shinso Line. Shinso Essence is a luxurious serum that instantly rejuvenates and tightens your skin, while it goes to work on the deepest layers to boost collagen production. It helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving you a similar topical botox like effect naturally. Shinso Mist  invigorates and revitalizes your skin. Lastly, Shinso Glow exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, leaving it refreshed and glowing.

    Indulge in a nice massage. Massages are a great way to relax and also make great gifts. Soak in a hot bath with your favorite essential oils to start. This leaves you feeling clean and relaxed. Next, make an appointment for a massage ( solo or couples) and relax.

    Indulge in a mani/pedi. If you want to save some money, you can always DIY at home. Soak feet in warm water, exfoliate with a foot scrub, then apply a rich foot lotion. Pick out a few of your favorite shades (red and pink are perfect for the holiday!)

  • How to Improve Circulation for Your Skin and Body

    February 4th, 2015



    exerciseProper circulation does wonders for both your skin and body, which is why it’s important to try a variety of tactics to achieve this. Your blood carries toxins, chemicals and pollutants throughout your body. When you don’t have proper circulation, these toxins aren’t removed properly and can cause illnesses that are reflected throughout your body and on your skin. It’s important to keep your circulation pumping at optimal levels to stay healthy and have great skin. Here are a few tips to improve your circulation for your skin and body.

    • Dry brush your skin. It may sound crazy, but dry brushing works. Dry brushing is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Dry brushing works to brush off dead skin cells and activate waste removal via your lymph nodes at the same time. It can also work to reduce cellulite!
    • Snack on a little dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation.
    • Exercise. Exercise elevates the heart rate and pumps the blood faster throughout your body. As blood becomes oxygenated, it increases the circulation throughout your body, including to the skin. The increased blood supply helps bring toxins to the surface, where they can be cleared and cleansed, leaving skin glowing.
    • Drink enough water. Keep your body hydrated by getting 8 glasses per day. As you drink water, it flushes toxins from your body each time you urinate or sweat.
  • Healthy Snacks for Traveling

    February 1st, 2015



    walnutsWhen you’re on the road- whether it’s for work or pleasure- it can be hard to stick to your usual routines. To keep your skin in top shape while traveling, you should pack your usual products (travel-size bottles work well), stay hydrated and then eating healthy foods. Below are a few healthy snack ideas for when you’re traveling- many of which will help keep your skin in tip-top shape.

    • A handful of walnuts. Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. They also contain copper, which helps to boost collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion’s texture.
    • Yogurt. Yogurt is full of proteins to help firm the skin and keep it looking smooth. Try Greek yogurt and add some nuts or blueberries for extra taste.
    • A pomegranate. You can choose the fruit itself or sip a cup of the fresh juice- both contain antioxidants that work to fight free radicals.
    • Yellow and orange veggies, like peppers. These contain carotenoids, an antioxidant that works to decrease the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Snack on these if you’re planning on traveling in a sunny climate.
    • Edamame. This tasty snack is made from soy, which is loaded with protiens and minerals to help fight hyper-pigmentation.
    • A hard boiled egg. The yolk are full of skin clearing selenium, zinc and protein (among other vitamins!)
    • Pumpkin seeds. These seeds are high in vitamin E, zinc and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, which make them a good skin-clearing substitute.