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Sh’zen Natural Essence

Hera Fabulous Poutlings!

As we know I’m religious user of Sh’zen, and they have recently introduced a new range called:
Natural Essence!

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First in the new range is:

Natural Essence Purifying Cleansing Wash

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This lightly foaming cleanser has a delightfully fresh scent and works to thoroughly cleanse skin without stripping it of essential moisture.

Natural Essence Matifying Day Cream

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This velvety day cream provides long-term hydration and sun protection while keeping skin de
This clay-based mask deep cleans skin, absorbing excess oil and impurities to visibly improve skin and leave it calm and comforted.

Natural Essence Clearing Lotion

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This spot-control treatment provides fast-acting relief from break-outs and is a must for acne-prone teenagers.

Natural Essence Balancing Toner

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Control excess shine, refine pores, freshen and clarify skin with a spritz of this citrus-scented toner.

Natural Essence Clarifying Exfoliant

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This cream scrub prevents blocked pores and clears away dead skin cells to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion.

Natural Essence Skin Life Oil

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An elixir of 100% natural plant oils, this works to purify, repair, restore and rebalance skin, while its fresh, citrus scent delights the senses.

Natural Essence Rescue Clay Mask

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This clay-based mask deep cleans skin, absorbing excess oil and impurities to visibly improve skin and leave it calm and comforted.

I hope you Poutlings enjoy these products as much as I do.
Don’t forget to use the Sh’zen website for more information.

XoXo
Megs 😉

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Busting Myths on Beauty Tales

Hiya Poutlings!

Let’s get down to business the stuff we’ve heard and seen advertised – is it an old wives tale or does it really work? I’m playing Mythbusters today 🙂

1. Blackhead removing strips work

False. The truth is, the only way to remove blackheads is via manual extraction, something that’s typically part of a facial. Those black spots you  see when you rip off a strip from your nose are nothing more than dirt and  hair.

2. Cellulite creams work

False. It’s unfortunate, but true, no matter what a particular cream or gel tube tells you, there is no miracle in a bottle when it comes to fighting  cellulite. That said, some products can create a tightening effect, but nothing  permanent in the way of ridding the body of dimples.

3. You only need sunscreen when it’s sunny

False. UVA rays (the ones that cause wrinkles), are equally strong all year round and unlike UVB (the ones that cause sunburns), they penetrate through  window glass. You might not see the damage now from not wearing SPF year round,  but age spots, wrinkles, or in the worst cases, skin cancer, begin to appear as  you age.

4. Serums are a waste of time and money

False. Many women don’t apply a serum under their treatment product and  while it’s not the end of the world to have your anti-aging cream, moisturizer,  or whatever cream you are applying to improve your skin texture perform to its optimal potential, applying a serum beforehand will not only help loosen up your  skin making it more permeable, but serums have a higher concentration of active ingredients, making it critical when you’re having a hard time seeing results.

5. Toners are a waste of time and money

False. A skincare routine should ideally start with a toner once the skin is cleansed (if you find  your toner irritating it might be because it contains alcohol, so opt for an  alcohol-free one to be on the safe side), especially in the wintertime to maintain optimal skin hydration.

6. You can use the same skincare products year round

False. Skin reacts to weather, so it acts differently from summer to winter,  meaning that products have to be adjusted even if only slightly. For example, skin tends to produce  less oil in the winter, so opting for moisturizers and hair products that target dry skin is crucial for most people.

7. Greasy food and chocolate will make you break out

False. If the grease in your burger and slap-chips is drizzling all around your  mouth area while you eat, I imagine you might break out, but there has been no  hard evidence to suggest that just eating these foods causes breakouts. They are not ideal for healthy skin but eating Mc Donalds won’t be the major cause of your breakout.

8. Oily skin doesn’t need hydration

False. Moisturizing is an essential component in maintaining healthy skin cells. When treating oily skin (common in the summer), skip greasy, oil-based  moisturizers and opt instead for water-based, oil-free ones.

9. Crossing legs will cause varicose or spider veins

False. A commonly held belief is that sitting with your legs crossed  increases vein pressure resulting in varicose or spider veins, but this theory  has never been proven. The main culprits are family history, pregnancy, and  aging. Some studies, however, have shown that wearing compression hosiery can  help prevent them (to a minimal degree), since they apply slight pressure around  the leg, decreasing the volume of the veins.

10. Heavy creams are the most effective

False. More is not better when it comes to skincare. Skin can only absorb so  much and if you over-apply, especially when dealing with heavy creams, skin will  have a hard time absorbing what you’ve applied. As a result, the product will  just sit on the skin’s surface, weighing down skin tissue.

*missfitzzz

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Look Great Without Makeup This Summer

Good morning Poutlings and may you all have a fabulous Friday!

Do you long to feel the wind blowing on your naked face, I mean completely naked face? Sometimes, we all need a break from makeup yet some of us feel incredibly exposed without it however your skin will thank you for a good breather. Sandylashxx will completely disagree with my post, but MissMegsJane last post about ladies at the gym working on their fitness with lots of makeup made me think that there are many times when having a full face of makeup is not needed, such as  summer being right on our doorsteps, there is no point in lying by the pool or beach with a face full of makeup especially if you love the water and want to take a splash and enjoy your swimming!  With the long Christmas holidays on our doorstep, days relaxing at home are not always for a full face of makeup. Embrace it, be natural.

Plus, it saves time when you elect not to wear makeup. But there are some guidlines to follow to make sure that you look great without your makeup:

Practice Religious Skin Care

If you’re going to forgo makeup, you need to take the best possible care of your skin. Twice daily is preferable with a mild cleanser. Followed by a light spritz of toner all over your face, in the morning followed by a day time moisturiser and at night a night cream, do this in the morning before you wake up and before you go to sleep, your skin will thank you in the long run if you use this as your daily routine.

Exfoliate Your Skin at Least 3 Times a Week

This is one of the best kept secrets for beautiful skin – exfoliation. Use a gentle cream exfoliant on your skin and massage your face in circular motions for at least a minute before washing off. This will remove the dead skin cells and increase circulation to your face which will give your skin an amazing glow that is better than blush! Then follow by a spritz of toner and the relevant moisturiser.  For soft, glowing skin.

Getting Plenty of Beauty Sleep

If you are going to go natural, its important to get the adequate sleep needed for beautiful skin. Seven to eight hours of sleep should do your skin wonders! Tired skin looks sallow and can leave bags under the eyes or dark circles around the eyes. If you don’t get enough sleep but still want to go natural, try putting an ice pack on each eye for at least 5 minutes to reduce the “puffy eye” look.

Drink Lots of Water

Your skin looks amazing when you are well hydrated and you should make drinking at least 2 litres of water a day part of your normal beauty routine to maintain your skin hydration, keeping you looking fresh and healthy. Avoid drinking a lot of caffeine as it can act as a duiretic to further dehydrate your skin.

Keep Your Brows and Lashes in Tip Top Shape!

Make sure your brows are neatly groomed and that there are distracting stray hairs out of place and for the sake of my health, please do not dye them blonde… 😉

Make sure your eyelashes are kept clean of any residual makeup to avoid them breaking from mascara from the day before, use a gentle eye makeup remover on them if you couldn’t get it off the night before, and if you have straight lashes invest in an eyelash curler to open those peepers up!

Keep Your Lips Moisturised

Get addicted to your lip ice. Its a good addiction, not as expensive as contraband and more rewarding than suffering from dry, chapped lips. Applying moisture to them to keep them smooth and soft to the touch. Even a touch of clear lip gloss can give your face a natural glow, but be careful if your going to be lying in the sun, or doing any outdoor activity as gloss and hair like to stick together and it doesn’t look glamourous as all.

Any woman, can look good without makeup if she practices her skin care as a general lifestyle habit daily, looking after your skin can make your makeup look even better in the long run.

Let me know if you’ll doing the natural thing this summer? I’m sure I will be over Christmas… especially in our Mother City,  CAPE TOWN, if it happens to be anywhere near as hot as it was last year, makeup just melted off your face!

xxx

missfitzzz

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