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Simple skin care help for novices

Woman bathroom

Looking after the skin is important. If you are constantly self conscious about your looks and you want to look naturally beautiful, step away from the concealer and open your heart to toner instead. In the beauty world, your skin is the foundation of the building you create. If the foundation is uneven and wonky, the finished piece won’t look impressive and polished. If you want to look great with makeup, you need to consider maintaining great skin.  Today we want to share some handy skin care tips which will help you keep stunning and glowing skin all year long. Whether you need to use xylocaine for acne, have issues with oil or your complexion is red, we have some great tips and tricks to make your skin healthier.  Get to know your skin type Before you can carve out a routine for your skin care you need to know what your skin type is. If you have never paid attention to your skin type before there is a very simple test you can undertake to find out.  Wash your face and dry it with a flannel. Leave the skin uncovered for 15 minutes. After this time, head over to the mirror and look at your skin closely. Depending on your skin type you will see the following:  Oily- oil all over the face Combination- oil in the T Zone, dry patches elsewhere  Dry – dry patches and peeling  Once you know your skin type you can start to find products to use. Simple 5… Read More

Edible Beauty: The products for your face that are good enough to eat

Skincare cream on the back of a hand

Mother’s Day might be done and dusted, but who says you’re only limited to getting her a gift one one specific day of the year? Edible Beauty is the new product for women – not just Mums – that’s changing the way we approach applying things to the face and doing it delicious style. It’s probably the first time you’ll see a make up brand admit, or encourage this, but their schtick that sets them apart from the mainstream beauty brands is that this stuff, you can eat. It’s been made and formulated in Australia from products that’ll nurture, protect and provide whoever she is with cleansed, moisturised and more youthful looking skin, naturally. Here’s a look at their full range. NO.1 BELLE FRAIS CLEANSING MILK  A gentle coconut milk cleanser that sweeps away surface impurities to leave skin feeling fresh, balance and hydrated. Get it for $59. NO.3 EXOTIC GODDESS AGELESS SERUM  A youth elixir for the skin, which works to enhance the skin’s plumpness, boost radiance and enhance the appearance of smooth the skin. Get it for $74. & SLEEPING BEAUTY PURIFYING MOUSSE A deliciously delicate purifying sleep mask designed to purify, balance oil production and brighten the skin for a radiant and rested complexion the next morning. Get it for $60. DEEP SEA COLLAGEN ELIXIR – PLUMP & REFINE An elixir of youth infuses the skin with a synergistic blend of sea botanicals, abundant in anti-ageing vitamins, amino acids, naturally occurring marine peptides and antioxidants. Get it for $60. Find Edible Beauty at ediblebeautyaustralia.com, Adore Beauty, Sephora Australia and Nourished Life Australia.

Melbourne Cup grooming guide with Bryan Tiska

Brian Tiska grooming beard smile

It’s perfectly acceptable to want to look dapper on race day, so for those heading to the Melbourne Cup this year, I’ve compiled a list of common mistakes to avoid, and provided my top tips to look sharp and sophisticated this Spring Racing Season. Preparation is key While most men skip any sort of preparation, rinsing your face with a pre-shave soap and warm water is an essential step to ensure you get the best shave. The rinse removes excess oil and dead skin cells while opening up pores and softening hairs allowing for a close, smooth shave. I recommend shaving two nights before an event, so your shave is fresh and clean, and there is no chance of irritation on the day. Stick to what you know It’s important to use a shaver that you know works for your skin. And choose a style that suits you – race day is not the time to experiment with your faical hair. I recommend electric shavers for the budding barber at home and have found the Philips Beardtrimmer Series 9000 works best for most people. It is the only beard trimmer with a laser guide so results are precise and symmetrical. It also has an LED display which shows the length setting so you’re always in control of your style. Take time for your neck When you are shaving areas like your neck, take a little bit more time. Tilt your head back and pull the lower part of your neck down to stretch the skin so the… Read More