HELLO, Beauty!

The Easter bunny is coming early and hopping your way with these awesome beauty samples and finds! As a makeup artist and skin care therapist I can never get enough beauty!How about you?

BEAUTY HAPPENING…A BEAUTY EVENT week and a beauty bag.

A limited-edition Hello Beauty cotton cosmetic bag – An incredible retail value of $80+ will be sold in Whole Foods Market locations for a scrumptious price of ONLY $15

It will be filled with some NEW…Whole_Foods_Market_logo.svg …spring essentials you need, including:

  • Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk .34 oz
  • dermae Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask .5 oz
  • Acure Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub 1 oz
  • evanhealy Rose Geranium Facial Toner HydroSoul 1 oz
  • Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + 10 ml
  • MyChelle Perfect C Serum .17 oz
  • Mineral Fusion Lash Curling Mineral Mascara (Gravity) .57 oz
  • Burt’s Bees Sunset Cruise Lip Stick .12 oz
  • Weleda Skin Food .34 oz

Just a heads up girls…they won’t last until  the weekend…

They are while supplies last!

It is going to be a beautiful week once you own yours!

Who doesn’t love an awesome deal and save money too~

 

D.I.Y. Pore Glow and Facial Steam

humidifier violifeTHIS really works at getting your skin going and glowing.

I love my oh so feather light weight VIOlife personal humidifier! It really makes the dry air moist (Dry air sucks moisture from our skin) and it makes my skin LOOK and feel amazing after a good nights sleep and it on in my bedroom. It is eco-friendly as it uses a bottle of water (like you drink) or fill the bottle that it comes with and refill it again and again.Simply plug it in and you are good to go. You can also use this humidifier at your office desk or in your living room too.

Another skin energizing idea …

I also LOVE to do a facial steam bath for my pores.In this brutal long winter weather unless you are an avid jogger or workout at the gym…You really don’t work up a sweat. This steam bath that you can do at home like the spas do with their expensive professional equipment is cheap,chic and you feel so clean afterwards.

What you will need:

A pot of hot water (like you are making pasta)

1 bunch of rosemary,dried roses or fresh mint

Boil the fresh water on the stove top and place the flowers or herbs inside then turn pot off.

Next, place a soft thin towel (I use a kitchen tea towel) and place it over your head. Form like a veil on your head and over your face. Lean your face towards (NOT INTO) this steamy water brew.let the steam hit your face.

You will notice your skin will start to work up a sweat and your skin will start to get dewy. This is a GREAT sign.

Remember you are doing a facial STEAM bath. NOT anything more. You can do this approx. 5-8 minutes.

Today on TV I will show the viewers how to do this on a daytime talk show here in sunny Florida.

Go to:http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the left side on THE CHAT and watch today’s video later today after it airs LIVE.

More recipes from the show to come.

Tea Time!

I LOVE coffee, I love TEA!

Do you? Some days you just want to wind down with a cup of hot tea. I especially love making a tea from scratch and TEA TIME D.I.Y. photothat don’t come in a store-bought tea bag. I like to do a D.I.Y.

Here is a recipe I made that I find helps fight a cold,sore throat or the flu.Good for your immune system too!

3 cups of water

3 slices of fresh ginger (1/4 inch thick)

juice of half a lemon

1/4 tsp. of cloves

1/2 teaspoon of Tumeric

1 pinch of cayenne

1 1/2 tbsp. raw honey

1 cinnamon stick to swirl it all in!

*I also love to steam my face and pores with an exotic steam bath brew.Stay tuned to that recipe too.

I hope you will enjoy this drinking tea recipe too.

Bye Bye Zits!

ZitMit

Got Zits? I get them too.

Just found out about this product and wanted to share with you. The ZitMit by Microdermamitt is designed to treat and help prevent acne and breakouts.It is a mit is a thin soft abrasive cloth you slip your hand into that cleans the skin gently and efficiently.

The magical part is NO cleanser,no CHEMICALS,no zit cream or product at all. Simply dip into tap water use on a clean face on the area that has started to get a blemish or you may use on the entire face (not the eye area of course).It removes tired dull winter skin and will help your other beauty products penetrate and work better. Your makeup will glide on like butter on a slice of bread.

This cleansing mitt increases cell turnover and calms down the irritated slightly blemished skin.And it does it naturally.

I have very sensitive skin and really love mine!

Get yours and for more information visit: http://www.microdermamitt.com

Grapefruit and Green Tea Toner

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As you may know I love to cook up things in my kitchen that aren’t just food for my family.
These recipes also include beauty for your face. Here is a recipe to make a cool and refreshing skin toner for your face.I also love to use it on a flat cotton pad down my neck and decolette.

1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup of fresh brewed organic green tea (room temperature)

Get all your ingredients together and line them up.Next brew some fresh green tea. Let tea cool on counter and fill the ingredients into a spray bottle.(4 oz. size does quite nicely).
*This toner can safely be kept in the frig for up to eight weeks may be less.
I LOVE to chill my toner in the frig or you may keep on your bathroom shelf.
Spray this D.I.Y. toner on a flat cotton pad and use all over your face.Exclude the eye area.

Vitamin C is the beauty ingredient from the grapefruit juice. It brightens and tones the skin.
Witch hazel is a mild astringent that removes excess oil,dirt and makeup.It also makes your pores appear smaller.

I love to cook and whip up beauty in my kitchen…you will too!

Take some time one day and try my recipes and have some fun too!

*Found this yummy photo in School Photo Projects website.

Day 30 to beautiful skin …wrap up!

I hope you enjoyed my 30 days to more beautiful skin.
EMBRACE your face. You can’t stop the clock on aging but you can learn to take better care of yourself~

Sunscreen is your BFF… not just your BFF. Apply it daily. Face, NECK, hands and body. Even cloudy days can give you a tan or sunburn.

Do not go to sleep with your makeup on. It MUST be removed. I love the Clarisonic Mia. Don’t fall for the false advertising and hope in a jar. A small dream sonic machine that is today’s washcloth. Using it day and night it helps shed tired old skin, flaky skin, cleans pores, makes pores smaller and helps control the oil. It is my fav’ beauty secret. I even have my husband using it!

Get a skin care check up
and see if you are using the right products for your face. As we age so, it must change. Your pores expand as we mature and gunk accumulates in them. The older you get the more you will have. Keep to a four step easy regime. Antioxidants rich are your skins secret weapons…
Cleanse, Tone, Treat and Protect…twice a day.

Facial serums,retinols and more rock and are all the rage. However, a little moisturizer goes a long way too. YOU DON’T have to use very expensive creams.
FYI even oily skins need moisture~ Hydrate the lips too!

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY…face cream is not an eye cream or gel. Eye creams or gels are made for the eye area. Apply one day and night. Counter clock wise around the eyes and on the eyelid too.

Watch what you eat. Yes, you must eat and nourish your body but do not drive yourself crazy with that word diet. You know that saying, “Live a little” it is OK in moderation for a decadent sweet treat.

As we mature, cell turnover slows and dead skin builds up. Whisk them away like a broom with a facemask or at home natural fruit mask. I love the sweet and amazing pineapple. Mash it up and place on your face for a fruit enzyme lift. Your skin will feel amazing. (Do not use if you are allergic to this fruit)

As we age, our skin gets more sensitive…find what works for you and stick with it too. There are so many products out there. You will find it.

Don’t like your legs but love the no hose fashion?
TRY Liquid Nylons OR jojoba…your legs will look amazing.

Keep Hydrated
and drink, drink, drink…WATER that is. It really helps your body, mind and skin.

Beauty sleep is very important do not skimp. Sprinkle lavender baby powder on your pillows and relax as if you were the fields of Province, France.

Give yourself a ME day…recharge, renew and revitalize.

I hope I have helped you to think about your pretty face and take time to pamper yourself too!Love Yourself!

Got a beauty/SKIN question? E-MAIL me at: info@noreenyoung.com

Day 10 to beautiful skin

Clogged pores or skin around your nose or chin look like a navel orange?

Perhaps now’s the time to give yourself a refreshing skin polish.This can be done with a 1/4 cup of cornmeal from your kitchen and some water to make a paste. Apply to your face approximately five minutes and work in circular motions with wet fingers. Gently! This will help to refine the pores.Next,rinse well with a wet luke warm washcloth.Then apply a skin freshener like astringent on a cotton pad and work all over the face staying away from your eyes and lips with it. Or try a product called Witch Hazel which is known to improve the appearance of larger pores but doesn’t smell so charming.But it works!
Try this monthly or twice a month and see how your pores will look better.This is one of many other things you can try but for now don’t bake muffins take care of your pores with cornmeal. Southern beauty secret I learned after moving from up north to the south.Enjoy Ya’ll!