Skin

Spilling the tea: The Skin Benefits of Green Tea

What’s a better way to relax than sipping on some hot tea, especially green tea? Green tea originated in China and spread throughout Asia due to its many health benefits. You can also find green tea in many cosmetic products because Camellia Sinensis leaves are loaded with antioxidants. Here are some great beauty benefits that green tea contains:

Reduced Inflammation

Did you know that you can drink your way to perfect skin? Recent studies show that drinking two cups of green tea a day will protect you from the sun’s UV rays. Too much sun exposure can irritate and inflame your delicate skin. Luckily, green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that combats the harmful rays.

Gentle Exfoliator

Applying the tea leaves on your face makes a great exfoliator. The tea leaves have a slightly abrasive texture, which is good for eliminating dead skin cells. The end result is a brighter and smoother complexion.

Anti- Aging

Aging gracefully is a wonderful thing, but if there was a way to rewind the clock, would you take it? If yes, then green tea has been proven to provide anti-aging elements. The catechin EGCG can reactivate dying skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin. This means wrinkles and age spots caused by free radicals damage can fade away!

Acne

You may have noticed that many skincare products contains green tea or that green is their main ingredient. Well, when used topically, green tea has been proven to dissipate the appearance of pimples, zits, and blackheads. The reason being, green tea is antimicrobial and astringent.

We hope these beauty benefits will help you achieve a clearer and smoother complexion.


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21 Days Before The Wedding (Part 1)

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So imagine it, you’re three weeks till your big and magical day and you are in high stress and panic mode! You’re second guessing your look; your bride’s maids all have an opinion about something that drives you crazy. Nobody is on the page and you are thinking... this is my BIG day, why should I listen to any of them? Maybe… OR maybe you are just overwhelmed and stressed. You are sweating the small stuff with how close this magic day is. Don’t worry.

We highly recommend during the next three weeks before the big day, take some time and pamper yourself. Here are some recommendations we think can help relieve stress, feel productive. (Make it girls day)!

1.    Have a spa party 

            Spend time with your bride’s maids. Gossiping is always fun and in the end you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. Book a on location SPA party

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2.    Eyebrow waxing – Definitely want to do this 2-3 days before the big day. Why not make it a girl’s day with brunch as well.

3.    Spray Tan – I definitely recommend (if you want) to do a spray tan try it out three weeks before to make sure you like it. If everything went well go back in for your spray tan 3 days before the wedding. 

Tanning is always relaxing if you can do it out in the sun. But watch out for sun damaged. 

Tanning is always relaxing if you can do it out in the sun. But watch out for sun damaged. 

 

4.    Nails – You definitely want to do all your Mani-Pedi’s at least 4-5 days before the wedding. We definitely recommend using Gel for a longer lasting color. If your doing a regular manicure this needs to be done the day before your wedding otherwise you risk chipping on the day of. 

5.   Lastly but definitely not least – eye lashes. If you are looking for extensions its best to actually try them out a month in advance and retouch it the week before.

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Love you ladies! Hope you enjoyed my bridal tips before your big day! 

Prep Time: 6 Months Before Your Wedding

Gorgeous Lindsey, glowing before her wedding. 

Gorgeous Lindsey, glowing before her wedding. 

 

It's six months before your wedding, your stress, over thinking, running around like a crazy person and you realized, how am I ever going to get EVERYTHING done in time? Of course, this is probably one of the most stressful things of your life, but remember it is also supposed to be one of the most exciting things of your life! (And let's face it, stress does not look cute on anyone) We here at Krystal Rose Studios have some tips for you to not only get the perfect wedding but also get a more relaxed and glowing you.

At BPure Beauty Bar with Krystal S. 

At BPure Beauty Bar with Krystal S. 

 

We here at Krystal Rose Studios, highly recommend preparing for your wedding at least six months before (earlier the better). Consult with a professional for the best opinions and treatments. We definitely recommend a hydrating facial before the big day. Having skin that is hydrated not only feels good for you but also makes makeup look and feel light. At Krystal Rose Studios, have aesthetician Rebecca D'Aquila who definitely knows how to leave your skin feeling radiant and soft before, and on the big day.

As the bride to be, make sure you drink plenty of water. Not only does it help you stay healthy and hydrated, it also helps your skin stay young, hydrated and refreshed. We also recommend following this skincare regimen.

Five-step program for great skin:

Cleanser: We recommend using BPure's Exfoliate  & Renew Cleanser. Compared to Murad's Aha-BHA exfoliating cleanser and Peter Thompson Cleanser, it is sulfate free and parabran free with botanical fragrances (Pricing comparison: Peter Thompson $38 8.2oz BPure Exfoliate & Renew Cleanser $28 for 8oz and no artificial fragrances). Remember you must get a cleanser that fits with your specific skin type, whether you have dry, oily or combination skin. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types, may be used everyday or 3 times a week along with your regular cleanser. 

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Toner: Our Renew & Awaken Toner is a perfect addition to your skin regimen. Our toner comes with ginseng & chamomile giving the skin a healthy glow, hydrating, and maintaining elasticity. We definitely recommend this product if you have dry, normal or combination skin. If you have a problem more with acne, toners with witch hazel will be a great option. 

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Serum: BPure Beauty's Serum is a great anti-aging remedy. Apply after toner to help keep a young and healthy glow. (Remember to target your skin type when looking for the perfect serum). 

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Eye Cream: BPure Beauty's Belle Vie Lifting Creme reduces the dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes as well as the neck area. It is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E and protects against free radicals, promotes cell energy production & acts as an anti-inflammatory

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Firming/moisturizing Creme:  BPure Beauty's Firming Beauty Creme is a great essential for your skin regimen. It is great for all skin types and clinically proven to reduce lines, leaving skin soft, firm and glowing. Our creme is light but hydrating.

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Small recap:

       Remember all you brides-to-be, drink plenty of water (if you are working out, which we will talk about next time) remember a gallon a day.

       Consult an aesthetican to plan out a series of facials and peels best suited for your skin type AT LEAST 6 months before the wedding. If your only able to get in one facial before your wedding day go in for a hydrating facial at least 2 weeks or more before your wedding date. 

        Get on a great 5 step skin care regimen.

These are the best steps to maintaining beautiful skin for your wedding (or for your everyday life).

 

 

 

 

DIY black head removal

Hello my beautiful people, 

Today's blog is for anyone that have those stubborn black heads. How many face washes or scrubs that have promised you that their product will remove them ,but don't work? Ill tell ya, way to many.  The answer to your little problem is actually so simple and you can make at home in your own kitchen! I'm going to give you an easy  DIY that you can make whenever your in need of removing your pesky blackheads.

INGREDIENTS :

unflavored gelatin ( flavored gelatin may stain the skin)

milk( any kind of milk will do)

STEP 1:     Place 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin powder in  microwavable safe bowl, add in 1 1/2 tbsp of milk.

STEP 2: Stir the  milk and gelatin mixture and place it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

STEP 3: Dip a brush or the tip of your finger in the mixture and brush it over your problem area,( which i typically the nose).

STEP 4: Wait about 30 mins or so for the mixture to fully dry. After it is completely dry you can pull it right off. As you pull it off any dirt, dead skin cells and the clogs will go with it.

STEP 5: Enjoy your blackhead free skin! 

 

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How To Conceal Under Eye Circle/Bags

Learn how to cover up dark circles with orange salmon concealer.

1)When you need to neutralize a color refer to the color wheel.

2)If you want to get rid of the blue undertone in your eye go with the opposite color on the wheel, which is blue.  

3)Your next step is to conceal with one shade lighter than your natural color. I recommend using Bobbi Brown Correctors they come in 16 pink- or peach-based shades that are designed to layer with Bobbi Brown’s yellow-based concealers. My other favorite is Eve Pearl Concealers, which come in peach/salmon conceal shades.

Watch this video tutorial on how to skin correct and apply!

Natural Remedies For Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes

Did you wake up only to look in the mirror after a night of partying, or studying, and see dark circles or puffy eyes! No worries we got you covered with these 6 all natural remedies you can do at home!

1) Get Plenty of rest. Typically, tiredness, lack of sleep or tension favor the look of these marks under the eyes. However, with time, the bags start to store fat, fluid and a swelling happens. In turn, the coloration of dark circles ends up being emphasized and ended up being more visible.

2) Hydrate. Dehydration can cause bags under the eyes, so up your water intake.

3) Severe cases can be fixed with surgery. Other factors that may predispose its development are genetic aspects, allergies, adverse effects due to the usage of certain drugs. When this problem is not dealt with early, the only method to eliminate dark circles and bags is through a little surgery, with risks running back to develop them in the future. If you do not have an extreme, persistent or recent issue, you can treat them with homemade dishes much more effective than any industrial cosmetic treatment.

Natural Remedies

1) With sweet potato.
The potato starch has bleaching properties to the skin. Besides this vegetable it is excellent for fighting inflammation and moisturizes the skin, as their water content is very high. To remove dark circles and bags, cut potato slices 1.5 cm thick and place in refrigerator 10 minutes. Then, apply directly on the eyelids and bags, let it act for 15 minutes.

2) With cucumbers.
The treatments we have seen so many times in the movies are true. Cucumber has anti – inflammatory properties that work very well topically . To do this, cut cucumber slices 0.5 cm thick. Place them over your eyes until they warm, then change them into new slices. Do this for 20 minutes and you will immediately notice the difference.

3) With green tea or black & green tea.
Green tea prevents fluid retention, so drink it daily promotes the elimination of toxins and prevents inflammation throughout the body. Drink two cups of green tea daily , one in the morning and one at night.

To take advantage of the antioxidants of this infusion and remove dark circles and eye bags, you can also moisturize two green tea bags with a little hot water. When they warm, remove some of the excess water and apply the sachets directly over the eyes.

4) With Ice.
Apply an ice bag for 10 minutes. The ice will help to reduce swelling.

5) With cow or goat’s milk.
Place the milk in the refrigerator. When cool, soak two cotton circles and place them directly on the eyelids and pouches. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. You’ll see that this trick to remove dark circles and bags is one of the easiest and effective!

6) With apples.
Apples help relax the muscles , so that will be a great help if you are tired and tense face after a long day. Place an apple in the refrigerator, when it is very cold, mix it together with a tablespoon of oats until it forms a thick paste. Cover your entire face with it, even the circumference of the eyes, and let it act for 15 minutes. Then rinse with plenty of cold water.

Additional advices…

1) Avoid anything that promotes fluid retention such as consumption of salt.

2) Consume abundant diuretic foods such as asparagus, green tea, etc.

3) Take care of your skin with moisturizers and protect it from damage by sun exposure.

4) Avoid the habit of rubbing the eyes continuously. Many people do it on repeated occasions every day and they do not know it. This habit irritates and damages the delicate tissues around the eye and interferes with treatment if you want to eliminate dark circles and bags .

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