Ahh, Summer. The time for socializing. I mean, yeah, it’s hot, but the nights can be comfy to hang out on the deck, crack open some vino and laughing till really late. Sometimes too late, and too much vino. And you know….you just KNOW, that it’s gonna show up the next morning, with the puffy eyes and dark circles. Well, I know of something that can help that.
It’s a product from France, called the Talika Eye Therapy Patch. You put this patch on and in 30min you look like a rested, functioning human being. They say, “This reusable patch, spectacularly reduces all trace of fatigue appearing under the eyes. It is a pleasant, effective, natural and comfortable solution for combating wrinkles, circles and under-eye puffiness. The results are visible and have been clinically proven by Dermatologists at the “Hôpitaux de Paris de la Salpétrière”.
I say, “You can keep these in the fridge for an added burst of coolness. Put these on and lay down – either to go to bed, or when you wake up in the morning feeling ‘under the weather’ – and in a little while, your eyes really do feel better.” Now, I don’t really have eye wrinkles – *knock on wood* – so I can’t really speak to the effectiveness on those, but it truly did reduce puffiness and lessen the darkness under my eyes when I had a chance to try them. (*You are not required to keep these in the fridge – in fact the carrying case makes it easy to take these with you.)
You can get these patches online for $62, which includes a jewel case with 6 pairs of patches, that can each be reused 3 times or so. There are also refills available for $56.
I am so pale that I will sunburn if someone just mentions going out in the sun. It doesn’t matter how much sunscreen I slather on, there are still those days when I get as pink as Barbie’s Dream House. Yes, Aloe Vera is the best thing for soothing the burn, but I sincerely hate the stickiness that comes from Aloe Vera gel.
So, I was so happy when I found Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Skincare Lotion. This lotion has Aloe Vera as the number one, first, ingredient, so you are getting as much relief as with the gel, only with lotiony goodness. It absorbs quickly, and helps keep peeling to a minimum, in my experience. Seriously, even as pale as I am, if I put this on several times a day, after burning, I have found that I don’t peel like when I used the sunburn relief sprays or sticky gels. And, by leaving it in the fridge, it feels so good going on the burn – so cold and refreshing, it takes the heat right out of the burn.
The only downside I know of right now, is the fact that I used to be able to buy the large, regular sized bottles at my local Wal-mart, but I can’t find it there at all any more. Now, I have been lucky enough to find a travel sized bottle at CVS, so I grab a couple of those, just to have around.
I don’t use face masque all that often. But when I do, it is usually a gel based one versus a clay one. I don’t have a big problem with oiliness (knock on wood), but I do like a deep cleanser every once in a while. Esp, since this heat causes me to sweat (*no, I don’t glisten or glow – momma sweats, that’s all there is to it!), which in turn causes the possibility of clogged dirty pores. Yes, I use my Clarisonic brush
, but sometimes you need/want a little more.
So, again, I have found another great way for me to lay naked under the fan and watch crap tv in the name of beauty – the Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque
. They say, “This powerful deep cleansing masque combines a clinically proven blend of concentrated Alpha and Polyhydroxy acids (AHA/PHA) that offer full-strength anti-aging benefits without irritation. Gluconolactone, a potent Polyhydroxy Acid decreases lines and wrinkles by strengthening the skin and building the dermal matrix so skin appears fuller and plumper. This gentle exfoliant and natural antioxidant also improves the skin’s clarity, luminosity and refines pore size, leaving skin truly refreshed and rejuvenated. The addition of Mandelic Acid (AHA) helps to visibly reduce wrinkled areas, while Vitamins A, C, E and a Pro Vitamin B Complex provide superior moisturization.”
I say, “This gel has a slight cucumber smell that smells nice and when you put a thin layer on your face, neck and decolette, it dries to a kinda rubbery sheath you can pull off in strips, or you can wipe off with a warm wash cloth.” It doesn’t dry all hard and pulling at your face. It didn’t make me itchy, but be careful of your hairline, as it will cling on to your hair if you don’t get it all. And when you put it on cold, it feels oh so refreshing, which you can’t really say or do with a clay mask, because it would harden up in the fridge and be a pain to put on – literally.
You can pick this up online
for $26 for 2.oz. I managed to get mine in a BeautyFix
kit (*have you signed-up for that yet – I’m serious, the deal is crazy good for the products) which made it a heck of a deal for this masque.
So, Lovelies – I haven’t melted from the heat and forgot about you. It’s just I have been trying to play around in the background of this fair site and do some updates/changes.
As you see from the redirect, I am now at my own domain (http://www.oldergirlbeauty.com) so pretty please update your bookmarks. I am going to be making sure the RSS feeds still pull over, but that may take a bit of tweaking. (*Update: I updated the feed addy, so this should be smooth. If not, let me know, plz.)
Please bear with me as the colors, headers, sidebars may change at my whimsy – I’m still trying to make this a pretty place and learn all the new bells and whistles I can do over here.