Best Moisturizers for Hydration Skin!

Everything you will want to know about dehydration/hydration is on this other post, I recommend you check it out! It will tell you everything you need to know about this skin condition. Also, that it’s the main factor for aging skin. Also, anyone no matter your skin type, even oily skin, can obtain dehydrated skin. It isn’t dry skin at all. Very different. 

Let’s get right to it. Here are the best products for every skin type that obtains dehydrated skin :). Make sure to click on the image for more information on the formulas. 

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream (Best for Normal and Dry Skin) C$75 

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizing (Best for All Skin) C$35

 

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream (Best for All Skin) C$64

 

Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream for Face and Neck (Best for Normal Combination & Oily Skin) C$122

 

Laneige Water Bank Ultra Moisture Cream (Best for Dry Skin) C$42

 

Glam Glow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer (Best for Normal Skin) C$64

 

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LOVE & Best Seller: Caudalie Grape Water

When my face went red from a product that I had tried from Kate Somerville, (which product you may ask? Have you checked out my post, yesterday? You really should to get the low down on my thoughts of the formula, plus how it all went down with my tomato looking face), the girl at Sephora had sprayed Caudalie Grape Water completely calmed the skin on my face down. Thank goodness for Caudalie Grape Water! 

Caudalie Grape Water C$14

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Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

Product Knowledge:
A signature, 100 percent organic formula that’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin and extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux, with the dual power to both increase hydration and reduce sensitivity.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Redness

Additional Information:
A cult favorite amongst makeup artists and celebrities, Grape Water provides an immediate benefit of +127 percent hydration and -61 percent skin sensitivity upon use. Rich in moisturizing polysaccharides, mineral salts, and potassium, Grape Water has an intense hydrating ability to retain water. Perfect for sensitive skin and the perfect go-to after any harsh peels or uncomfortable irritation, it acts as an anti-inflammatory—soothing rosacea, reducing redness and sensitivity, and calming rashes. The unique composition with mineral and active plant ingredients strengthens the skin’s barrier function, making it more resilient and less sensitive over time. The versatile product can be used as a toner after cleansing, as a setting spray before applying makeup, or to refresh and hydrate the skin throughout the day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates  

“For my pre-bed ritual, I take off all of my makeup, spritz Caudalie’s Grape Water, and put a few drops of lavender oil on my pillow for a calming sleep.”—Katy Perry

NEW! Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick C$50

This oil-free, highly pigmented long wear makeup stick delivers buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish for ultra-versatile application: use as a foundation, for touch-ups, as a spot concealer, or to contour.

The foundation’s innovative extreme long-wear formula gives all skin tones a flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage. Its ultra-lightweight powder-crème texture blends smoothly for a traceless, second-skin result. Made with porous polymers that absorb excess oils, it leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free. Plus, with ambora extract, it helps to reduce the appearance of redness. This formula is transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant, so the color-true coverage stays on all day long. This pigment-rich makeup stick is infinitely versatile— with ample coverage to use as a concealer, an even glide for custom contouring, and perfect portability to take with you on the go, it goes beyond your average foundation.

How to use:
Apply Teint Idole Makeup Stick with a brush, makeup sponge, your fingers, or directly onto the skin, depending on your preferred method of application.
• When using a foundation brush, lightly feather the product, starting at the center of your face or where you see the most discoloration, and blend outward. Or, apply using fingers, blending with a cross-hatch pattern.
• As a concealer, apply where needed to spot treat and conceal imperfections. Using your finger or a brush, apply in a stippling motion for best results.
• To contour, pick a shade 2-3 shades darker than your base complexion, then apply and blend to sculpt and define your features.

 

• Can be used to: cover, conceal, contour and highlight
• Long-lasting foundation
• Full-coverage makeup
• Flawless & quick application
• Ultra-lightweight, powder-cream texture
• Fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, noncomedogenic, and tested under dermatological conditions.

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick is designed for oily skin due to it being oil-free. 

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Cleansers to Try from Chantecaille

 

Flower Infused Cleansing Milk

Dry Skin: Flower Infused Cleansing Milk $68

Gentle Flower Infused Cleansing Milk is an effective cleanser infused with moisturizing botanicals. Comfortably removes all traces of eye and face makeup leaving the skin perfectly clean, refreshed, and hydrated.

  • Saccharide Isomerate acts like a water magnet helping minimize dryness*
  • Mallow/Blue Cornflower have soothing and calming properties
  • Vitamin B5 possesses soothing and moisturizing properties
  • Vegan-friendly

 

Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser

Normal/Oily Skin: Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser $64

A delicate foaming and exfoliating cleanser infused with botanicals to soften and moisturize skin while effectively removing all traces of makeup and impurities. Rice bran gently exfoliates while aroma therapeutic benefits of rose, geranium and orange blossom help lift the spirit.

  • Rice Bran imparts exceptional softening properties
  • Licorice Extract is soothing to skin
  • Olive Leaves are rich in antioxidants
  • Soybean has moisturizing properties
  • Vegan-friendly

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Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask to Brighten Skin- Oily Skin & Dehydrated Skin

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The next time you throw away orange peels after you’ve finished eating your orange or juicing your orange, stop! Save your orange peels. Believe it or not, orange peels are full of antioxidants and nutrients. Would you believe me if I tell you that the orange peel actually contains more Vitamin C the the interior aspect of the fruit? Well, it’s true it is. Who would have thought?! In addition to Vitamin C (Protects skin from free radical damage. Keeps acne at bay and promotes a healthy skin glow), orange peels contain calcium (Helps in renewing worn-out cells and prevents DNA damage. Good for healing dry, flaky, and itchy skin.), potassium (Hydrates dehydrated skin. Helps preserve moisture.) and magnesium (Prevents oxidative stress in skin cells, for youthful, glowing skin.).

This orange peel mask will brighten your skin, which is so good for those who have an uneven complexion,, this includes oily skin and dehydrated skin. It lightens blemishes, black heads, dark circles, brown/age/sun spots and redness. 

The only thing you need for this mask is orange peels.

Leave the orange peels out to dry. It should take around four to five days. You do want to turn it into a powder or leave chunks, so it’s an exfolianting mask. If that is the case, then use the exfoliating mask two to three times a week. 

This recipe I used on my skin, as I have sensitive skin, dehydrated skin, which are my skin condition. My skin type is normal. I do not have oily skin, however, if you click on the link to my in depth description on dehydrated skin that I have spent years studying since I was diagnosed with it about ten years ago, before it hit mainstream. You will then see that dehydrated skin has symptoms of both oily skin, such as blemishes. 

Recipe is courtesy of https://bellatory.com/skin/Homemade-Orange-Peel-Face-Mask-Recipes-for-Bright-Skin

3. Orange Peel Face Mask for Oily, Pimple-Prone Skin

Balance out oily skin with a gentle, yet effective orange peel face mask that will leave your skin fresh and toned.
Balance out oily skin with a gentle, yet effective orange peel face mask that will leave your skin fresh and toned.

Got very oily and acne-prone skin? Worry no more with this simple and cleansing orange peel face mask, which will leave your skin oil-free and moisturized at the same time! Orange peel is known to absorb excess oil or sebum from oily skin. This face mask also uses coconut oil, which works wonders in driving out the ‘bad’ acne-causing oil from deep within your skin pores.

Ingredient
Importance in Face Mask
Coconut oil
Pushes out the excess sebum clogged in your pores. Hydrates and nourishes skin of all types including peeling, acne-prone skin.
Milk
Nourishes with vitamins and minerals. Leaves skin feeling soft.

Tips:

  1. To open up your pores, you can also have a quick splash with warm water as an alternative to steaming.
  2. To liquefy your coconut oil, place it in a bowl of hot water and it will melt in a few seconds.
  3. It doesn’t matter if you use low fat or skim milk instead of full fat milk in this mask.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the above ingredients until a thick mixture is formed.
  2. Steam your face to open up your pores.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face using clean finger tips in a circular motion. Let sit for 15 minutes. In this time, you can take a quick soak in the bath or read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to finish. Keep yourself relaxed.
  4. When the time elapses, gently and thoroughly rinse your face and pat it dry with a towel. Your face will have a wonderful glow and feel silky and soft!

Why Homemade Face Masks Are Better:

Homemade face masks are filled with nature’s restorative goodness, in the form of the nutrients, minerals, acids, and oils explained in the tables above, without any of the chemicals that store-bought masks have to contain for an extended shelf life. Fruits are rich in AHAs and other micronutrients that nourish and heal the skin. When expensive skin creams claim to contain ‘fruit compounds,’ they usually only contain a fraction of the nutrients that are found in the fruit itself. Save yourself the money and the chemical damage and make your own homemade skin products.

 

Have you tried this homemade orange peel mask? Do you have an orange peel face mask to share? Share in the comments! 

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Ask Stacey: DIY Facial Mask to Remove Blackheads!

 

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To, Stacey,

 I need a good at home facial mask that I can do once a week for my pours my nose is covered in black heads.

Thank you,

Remove Black Heads Naturally

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Dear, Remove Black Heads Naturally,

Thank you for your question. It’s an excellent one, too. 
My favourite at home facial mask that I have been using since I was a teenager to remove blackheads is an egg white mask. Egg whites are excellent for oily skin or the skin condition dehydrated skin. With oily skin, you will have a lot of black heads, rightÉ Whereas, someone like myself who has a common skin condition called dehydrated skin will have a few black heads from time to time. An egg white masks is excellent for either or.

Ingredients:
1 egg
Small bowl
Facial Wash Cloth
Towel

Directions:
1. Seperate egg yolk from the egg white into a small bowl.
2. Cleanse your face with your fave cleanser.
3. Towel dry your face.
4. Apply egg white right onto your face.
5. Keep on until it dries. Skin should feel tight, unable to move.
6. Peel it off.
7. Remove any residue of the egg white mask with a wash cloth,
8. Pat dry.
9. Viola!

Note: When you have dehydrated skin, only use this mask when you have black heads. Oilier skin, should use this more often. About once a week to bi-weekly to keep black heads at bay. Egg whites is excellent to help control sebum (oil).

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DIY Homemade Tomato Mask

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Tomatoes are excellent for your skin, because:

  • Tomato balances the skin’s pH levels.
  • It closes pores, preventing bacteria, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from clogging them.
  • Tomatoes contain anti-oxidants that protect against the free radicals that cause acne.
  • Tomato repairs skin damage on the cellular level, and reduces the appearance of acne scars.
  • The natural acid in tomatoes restores the skin’s natural oil balance.
  • Tomato moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Tomato contains vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6, which help shrink pores and nourish skin.
  • Tomatoes also contain iron, potassium, and other nutrients that support general health as well as skin health ad also reduces scar formation.
  • According to the American Association of Dermatology, the consumption of foods with high glycemic indexes contributes to acne. Tomatoes have a very low glycemic index.
  • Tomatoes contain salicylic acid, a common ingredient in commercial acne products, which cleanses and exfoliates to remove toxins from pores and restore the skin’s pH balance.
  • As a natural astringent, tomato keeps the skin taught and wrinkle free.

 

Nutrients
Benefits for Skin
Vitamin A
Fades dark spots and blemishes. Smoothens out rough skin
B-vitamins
Slow down the aging process of skin. Fight off free radicals that cause fine lines and damage to healthy skin cells.
Vitamin C
Helps build up collagen and maintain skin tautness and elasticity.
Calcium
Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry withered skin.
Potassium
Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Magnesium
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.

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Tomato Mask

  • Place 1 tomato in the blender and puree until smooth.
  • Apply puree to skin and leave on 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water, wash face with gentle cleanser, and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

For best results, be sure to cleanse your face first. Apply your mask, remove mask, moisturize.

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Which Foundation is For You?

Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10

Dehydrated Skin

Guess what? There are now foundations that contain skincare ingredients in them. These foundations are designed to hydrate your skin. All the while providing the coverage you need and want. I’m currently using the foundation above. I’ve just discovered it. It works really well.

 

Dry Skin

Any foundation that is water based works well. It can be a liquid foundation, a mousse. It can be oil based. It can be even cream foundation. For dry skin and dehydrated skin, I’d stay away from any silicone-based products. Silicone dries out the skin. It actually causes the skin to be more dehydrated. I doubt you want to end up mature skin, or premature aging skin.

 

Normal Skin 

My best advice for you, is to look into what skin condition do you have. I have normal skin, but I turn to product that hydrate my skin. If skin is sensitive, than skincare that for sensitive skin. Sensitive skin and dehydrated skin are practically hand in hand. Otherwise, use which ever foundation you’d prefer.

 

Oily Skin

Look for anything that will either balance out the sebum or to absorb it. Powder foundation is a good choice. Non-oily foundations. For example, liquid, mousse, oil – look for which essential oils that are good for your skin type, or read up on it here: Acne Prone/Blemish Prone Skin & Face Oils for Your Skin Type!

 

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Acne Prone/Blemish Prone Skin & Face Oils for Your Skin Type!

Just because you have blemish prone skin, it doesn’t always mean you have oily skin or that all oils are not good for your skin. Some oils are for oily skin, while others are not. You can have blemishes, not acne (there’s a difference) and not have oily skin. It id often linked to sensitive skin and/or dehydrated skin.

What oil is good for blemishes is good for all skin types; normal, dry and oily.  Jojoba oil is excellent to cure acne/blemishes, so is tea tree oil. That, tea tree oil and clove oil help to prevent any future breakouts.

Some oils for oily skin: “Grape seed oil clears pores since it has anti inflammatory property, and it’s very rich in lineolic acid, which helps calm the skin,” says Odacité Oils founder and CEO Valerie Grandury. There is also marula oil, that’s an made from the nut of the African marula tree. It prevents future breakouts, while keeping the sebum balanced.

Dry Skin: Moisturizing face oils are coconut oil, almond oil are all very good. Coconut oil has proven through research that it is actually more beneficial that mineral oil to moisturize your skin.

Dehydrated Skin: Hydrating face oils are argan oil, olive oil. Grape seed oil and jojoba oil is also very good for this skin condition to fight off wrinkles and fine lines that is associated to dehydrated skin. As skin ages, we loose hydration that leads to fine lines and wrinkles. 

If you want to know which foods are good for blemished skin, please comment below if you are interested, and I will have another post for you. 🙂

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Pore Shrinkage

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Do you have enlarged pores, and are looking to reduce them with all natural home remedies? Then, you’ll want to check these ones out below.

 

www.kalandrakas.com

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Splash of Ice Cold Water                                                                                                                                                In a bowl of water with ice in it, so the water is super cold, splash it on your face. Or with a wash cloth, wet it, and pat your face with it, or you can always leave it on your face for a few seconds then remove. Once finished, pat your face dry with a clean, dry towel. You can also use ice cubes. Rub them all over your face. 

 

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Silicone-Base Primer                                                                                                                                           Silicone minimizes pores, which is why when primes appeared on the market, majourity of them were silicone-based to ensure that they are minimizing your pores for makeup application. Pores that need to minimized is a skin type that is oily. 

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Egg White Mask                                                                                                                                                              An all white egg mask is designed for oily skin. Egg yolk is for skin that lacks hydration. It’s excellent to restore moisture and hydration. As for egg white, get this, it lifts, as in removes black heads (even on dehydrated skin, as we get blackheads just not as much or as large as oily skin). All you have to do is separate the yolk and the egg white into a bowl. Throw away the yolk or save it to use later, as in to cook it. With a clean foundation brush or your fingers (making sure your hands are clean before touching the mixture), and apply it all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave it on until it dries. For me, it normally takes about ten minutes. When it dries, it feel tight on your face like a peel. I suppose you can peel it off. However, I do not. I wash it off with warm water. Afterwards, I moisturize. Oh, and I always use a cleanser before applying a mask. This way my skin is cleaned, my skin is prepped, my pores are open, and ready for the mask. 

 

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Lemon Juice                                                                                                                                                                    Not only does lemon juice lighten up acne scars/blemishes/discoloration (redness, dark circles, brown spots, etc), it also tightens up the pores. Dilute the lemon juice with water. I’d say about a quarter amount to however how much lemon juice that you are using. With a cotton pad, or a clean foundation brush, apply this mixture all over your face after you have cleansed. This makes for a great all natural toner. Like you would with any toner, remove the lemon juice with warm water. Followed by a moisturizer.

 

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