CarolynSue's Articles en-us Practical Makeup Tips Perfecting makeup takes practice and knowing your skin tone and skin type. Below are a few tips that will get you on your way to a beautiful you. Blush: The correct color for your skin tone and properly applying blush as part of your makeup routine ca... 29th June 2012 Hair Care Tips for Beautiful Hair For dry hair avoid over washing your hair and consider a shampoo containing humectants or that offer a low ph balance. Shampoos that have a high ph or ph balancing shampoos often lift the cuticle of the hair thus allowing moisture to evaporate from the ha... 22nd August 2011 Eliminate Split Ends Forever Split ends of the hair shaft are a result of damage to the cuticle layer. The cuticle layer is the protective layer of the hair. It consists of overlapping cells much like shingles on a house and protects the cortex (the second layer of the hair) and the ... 01st June 2011 Correlation between Your Health and Your Hair Did you know there is a direct correlation between healthy hair and your health? Hair problems such as dry brittle hair, hair thinning, hair loss and even flaky scalp can be an indicator of a health condition or a lack of nutrients and essential vitamins ... 24th May 2011 Add Volume and Bounce to Fine, Limp Hair Hair texture can be generally categorized into these general types: fine and thin, dry, coarse and wiry, greasy or frizzy. Due to the fact that there are different types of hair texture it is important to maintain your hair with the products specially ... 28th April 2011 Adding Bounce and Volume for Fine Limp Hair Hair texture can be generally categorized into four major types: fine, medium, coarse and wiry or frizzy hair. Due to the fact that there are different types of hair texture it is important to maintain your hair with the products specially made for the te... 19th April 2011 How to Select the Right Hair Brush Are you using the right hair brush for your hair care and styling needs? I would guess that the majority of us just grab a brush, run it though our hair and don't give it a second thought. However, the proper hair brush can make a big difference in our ab... 14th April 2011 How to Select the Right Hair Brush Are you using the right hair brush for your hair care and styling needs? I would guess that the majority of us just grab a brush, run it though our hair and don't give it a second thought. However, the proper hair brush can make a big difference in our ab... 06th April 2011 The Connection between Beautiful Skin and Hydration Most people fail to realize just how important hydration is in maintaining a healthy body and beautiful skin. Maintaining the proper amount of fluid in the body at both the extra-cellular (outside a cell) and intra-cellular (inside a cell) is essential fo... 10th March 2011 Common Mistakes in Selecting Skin Care Products Mistakes #1 - Whenever a new skin care product is introduced on the market a number of people are very eager to try it out. We have a tendency to believe that this new product is exactly what we are looking for and don't bother reading the ingredients or ... 23rd February 2011 Keep it Simple Skin Care Good skin is more than just an application upon application of skin care products. Overuse of and a menagerie of skin care products can actually be detrimental to your skin and to your health especially when they are loaded with harmful or otherwise quest... 15th February 2011 How to Elminate Winter Dry Skin Patches Patches of dry, flaky and itchy skin are common during the fall and winter months. While they can appear on almost any part of the body there are typically common on the legs, face, and hands. While there are many skin conditions that cause dry patches su... 10th February 2011 Skin Care for Combination Skin Type A combination skin type is a condition whereas part of the face is overly dry and other areas are oily. The oily condition usually occurs in the T zone, which encompasses the forehead, the nose and chin areas. These areas are prone to breakouts (blackhead... 28th January 2011 Skin Care Through the Ages A great complexion in your 40s and beyond starts with a skin care routine in your 20's. Furthermore understanding your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, combination) will assist you in selecting the right products. The 20s are the age of prevention. Thi... 21st January 2011 Easy DIY Bath Bombs Recipe Bath fizzies or otherwise known as bath bombs are easy to make and make great gifts. They can easily be customized with fragrances and moisturizing ingredients. It only takes three ingredients to make a bath bomb: baking soda, citric acid and a small amou... 14th December 2010 Use of Essential Oils in Skin Care Products Many skin care products use essential oils in their ingredients. For instance I saw a shampoo and conditioner advertised which included tea tree oil and said it was for dry scalp. Why tea tree oil to combat dry scalp? Because tea tree oil has natural anti... 06th December 2010 How to Brighten a Dull Complexion Did you ever notice that some people just have a glowing complexion? It is not their makeup that gives them that glow it is the canvas on which they started. A great complexion that has a natural glow starts with proper skin care and a healthy diet. T... 06th December 2010 Get a Natural Facial Glow On A beautiful complexion and a natural glow can easily be achieved by easy home remedies. DIY skin care recipes consist of common kitchen ingredients, such as honey, oatmeal and cornmeal or herbs and then mixed with essential oils. They are easily customiza... 25th October 2010 Skin Care Through the Ages A great complexion in your forties and beyond starts with a skin care routine in your twenties. Furthermore understanding your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, combination) will assist you in selecting the right products. The twenties are the age of p... 25th October 2010 Diminish Large Pores Large pores are usually associated with an oily or combination skin type. Additionally as we age facial pores become larger because the skin loses elasticity and collagen thus causing the pores to stretch. Furthermore, did you know that large pores, belie... 28th September 2010 Neck and Cleavage Need Moisture Too Most of the time the neck is uncared for as part of your skin care routine. The neck area and decollet, as known as the V zone, has very thin skin and is prone to show signs of accelerated aging, similar to the skin around the eyes. Therefore, the neck a... 16th September 2010 Purpose of Facial Serums Facial serums are generally found in exclusive spas as part of a facial treatment. This type of facial treatments has been a beauty secret in the spa industry for a long time. Serums are liquid treatments high in concentrated ingredients to treat skin ... 15th September 2010 Banish Dark Circles under Eyes At some point in our lives we all experience dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. Dark circles and puffiness adds unwanted age to our appearance. There are many factors that contribute to dark circles under the eyes. Below are the most common c... 10th September 2010 Green Tea for Beautiful Skin Green tea offers so many benefits to the skin and to the body. It contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and anti-bacterial properties. It is not a mystery green tea is so popular in the cosmetic industry. Loaded with Vitamin E and C, the antioxidant ... 31st August 2010 The Wonders of Epsom Salts Epsom salts are named for the mineral rich waters of Epsom, England, where they were known at least as far back as Shakespeare's day. When bathing, the magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin and is an inexpensive and natural way to re... 18th August 2010 Exfoliate for Glowing Skin Exfoliation is a method of removing the dead skin cells on the upper layer of your skin and increasing circulation to promote new skin cells. Once used only in exclusive spas at a costly amount, exfoliation is a simple technique that you can do at home. W... 17th August 2010 Low Budget Skin Care That Works We all want a natural and glowing complexion. Nobody wants lines or wrinkles, or age spots or blemishes. This is evidenced by the amount of dollars spent every year on cosmetics and miracle creams and lotions. While the cosmetic industry would like you to... 16th August 2010 Antioxidants - Nature's Gift! We hear about antioxidants everyday and the benefits they provide to your overall health. Additionally, antioxidants get quite a bit of exposure in skin care products. So what are antioxidants and what exactly do they do? Antioxidants are commonly foun... 03rd August 2010 Selecting the Perfect Red Lipstick for Your Skin Tone Did you know lipsticks and most other makeup for that matter are categorized into warm, cool or neutral colors? Additionally, your skin tone can be categorized into these three basic tones. Therefore, those people with a warm skin tone generally look best... 25th June 2010 DIY Sunscreen Recipes Summer is here and so is the need for sunscreen. Unfortunately with all the negative information about the dangerous chemicals in sunscreens and their impact on your health and the environment it makes you wonder if sunscreen is doing more harm and than g... 11th June 2010 Elminate Under-Eye Circles with the Proper Concealer At some time in a woman's life we are plagued with dark under eye circles. The root cause of these circles can be attributed to a variety of reasons such as stress, lack of sleep, allergies, genetics, medications or thinning skin under the eye to name a f... 09th April 2010 Three Skin Care Habits to Break and Nine Habits to Make Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is a complex, highly dynamic system that plays a very crucial role to our general well-being. Our skin is also a reflection of our overall health. Our skin is our body's protective layer and it needs care and... 31st March 2010 Everyday Beauty Tips for Real Women When it comes to perfecting my makeup I know I can use all the beauty tips and techniques I can get. Below are a few tips that can get you on your way to a beautiful you and hope you will find them useful! Blush: The correct color for your skin tone an... 09th March 2010 Body Wraps the Ulitmate Spa Experience If you have never had a body wrap you don't know what you are missing. They provide relaxation, rejuvenation and skin conditioning. There are wraps for moisturizing the skin, detox wraps and cellulite removal wraps. A body wrap is just that, your body... 03rd March 2010 Skin Care Products and Shelf Life I was surfing the net and came across an article about expiration dates on cosmetics such as mascara, eye shadow, etc., and skin care products. The article automatically prompted me to look at my skin care products and cosmetics. My eye shadow I could not... 03rd March 2010 Fight Premature Aging with these Simple Steps Did you know that your skin can tell a lot about how well you take care of yourself? Your skin can show how well hydrated you are, whether or not you are eating healthy and getting the nutrition and vitamins needed, and how much time you spend in the sun.... 23rd February 2010 Easy Facial Skin Care Recipes - Time for some TLC When is the last time you took time for you and gave yourself a little pampering? A spa visit would be great but my budget doesn't allow it at this time. So the next best thing is a homemade facial mask. A mask is an easy way to pamper yourself without sp... 23rd February 2010 Are Natural Skin Care Products Really Natural? To me "natural" means that the skin care product contains ingredients extracted from plants, earth, and sea Examples would be essential oils extracted from botanicals, minerals such as mica, and zinc oxide which are found in mineral makeup, or marine ing... 20th January 2010 Winter Skin Care 101 Winter is just around the corner and the cold weather can play havoc on the skin. Every season we should evaluate our skin care routine. For instance, during the winter months the sebaceous (oil) glands produce less oil; thus for those with oily skin duri... 02nd December 2009 Avocado-a splendid skin care treatment Avocado and avocado oil offers so many benefits when used in your skin products. Did you know that avocado contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and D, lecithin, potassium as well as vitamin E. In addition to the vitamins it contains proteins and more than 20% esse... 27th November 2009 Emu Oil - A Fabulous Skin Care Treatment Emu oil is made from the fat of a large bird called the Emu. These birds are native to Australia and history has it that this oil was used by the Aborigines for treatment of wounds, burns, scars, and muscle and joint paint. Today Emus are raised and harve... 05th November 2009 Making the Most of Brown Eyes Although you may think your brown eyes are common and plain, you are actually blessed to have brown eyes. Brown eyes can wear so many shades of eye shadow and go from smoky eyes for evening wear to a light and natural finish for day wear. Not all brown... 16th October 2009 Are You Buying the Right Antiaging Products? There are so many anti-aging products on the market today that is can be quite overwhelming trying to determine the right product for your specific skin care needs. Additionally, trail and error in selecting your anti-aging product can get expensive and ... 23rd September 2009 Get a Beautiful Complexion with Proper Facial Cleansing If you have been out and about today or even staying at home by the end of the day chances are your face is covered in dirt and grime from environmental pollutants. If you are one of those types that simply wipes down your face at the end of the day, the... 23rd September 2009 Understanding Alpha and Beta Hydroxyl Acids in Skin Care Alpha and Beta hydroxyl acids also known as AHAs and BHAs respectively, are very popular in anti-aging skin care products. These products actually do what they claim to do, which is to reduce the appearance of winkles, even out skin tone, and smooth out y... 07th August 2009