Fix dry hands “My grandfather taught me to rub the pith of a lemon peel on them,” says Greek-born dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, M.D. “It will sting, but they’ll heal up immediately, like magic. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a child.”
Juicy lips “Always wear lipstick,” says Terry de Gunzburg, French makeup artist and creator of By Terry. “French women do not wear a lot of lip gloss; they favor lipstick, often red, and never leave their apartments without it.”
DIY masks “Masks are an important part of Indian culture,” says Indian beauty pro Richa Purohit. For oily skin, she mixes 1 tablespoons of sandalwood powder (at organic markets or online) with a pinch of turmeric and a few tablespoons of orange juice. Apply it to face and neck, let it dry and rinse with cool water. For normal skin, use rosewater, not juice.
Sultry eyes “Afghan women have beautiful eyes. Traditionally, a kohl-rimmed eye—and nothing else—is the way they adorn themselves,” says Afghan-born Matin Maulawizada, global artistry director. Try it—it’s striking.
Wear sunscreen. Internationally renowned as a beauty saviour, you heard us and you’ve probably heard the song too. Seriously though, always, always put sunscreen on your face, but don’t forget your hands and neck. They’re just as important as your face, and they show aging the fastest!
Blend your own foundation Grandmothers across the globe used to mix a dab of foundation into a tin of Nivea cream to perfect their complexion, it was better than any tinted moisturizer and absolutely undetectable
Fix weak nails An old trick is to add a peeled and chopped clove of garlic to your bottle of clear base coat,” suggests Tata Harper, a beauty pro from Colombia and the creator of an eponymous skin care line. This surprising bit of wisdom “will actually help to strengthen your nails
Help hair grow faster “Coconut milk helps the hair grow long and thick,” says Indian ayurvedic skincare expert Pratima Raichur. (The kind from a can is fine.) “Rub it onto the scalp, leave it on for an hour or so, then wash it out.”
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Hi All, Skinbase emailed me this snippet which I thought I would share with you all ......
If you’re acne-prone or have a ruddy complexion, opt for a
mint green corrector to neutralize too much flush. "Green is great for covering any redness on the skin such as a blemish or rosacea," says L'Oréal makeup artist Collier Strong. Lightly dust the color over trouble spots such as the T-zone and cheeks, then apply foundation.
During the winter your skin loses its sun-kissed glow, and your face can appear sallow and dull. Collier suggests a lilac primer, which mutes these yellow undertones. Just like bronzer, you should apply the lavender tint to areas where the sun would normally hit your face: cheekbones, nose, and chin. Then apply tinted moisturizer or foundation normally.
While many factors contribute to dark under-eye circles, naturally thinner skin around the eyes reveals noticeable veins we’d like to cover up. A peachy-pink corrector is perfect for brightening the eye area," says Collier. If you have more yellow or green-toned shadows, opt for a pastel pink corrector.
First apply a base concealer, then dab a rosy hue directly over bags to erase bold, blue capillaries and reflect light like a highlighter would.
"I use apricot-correctors on medium to dark complexions to add luminosity to the skin," says Collier. "But if brown spots or freckles are your primary concern, a color corrector will not give enough coverage. I’d suggest a concealer the same color as your skin to cover these issues." Swipe the apricot primer shade along cheekbones or all over your face for a radiant base.
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