Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fight Breakout With These Food

ZINC works to reduce inflammation to shrink bumps, and it also slows sebum production to reduce shine and prevent more breakouts from forming.

baked beans
pumpkin seeds

CAROTENOIDS attacks blemishes in three ways: reducing inflammation, encouraging cell turnover (aka natural exfoliations) and strengthening your skin’s defense against bacteria. All of that can add up to clean, clear pores that are less prone to pimples.

sweet potatoes

FIBER in whole grains helps your body absorb and burn carbs more slowly, which keeps blood sugar and insulin levels steady.

brown rice
whole-grain bread

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Your Biggest Beauty Sins

Sleeping with Your Makeup On
When you forget to wash your face, your skin has the chance to marinate in a day’s worth of debris and oil overnight.The skin is unable to breathe, regenerate tissue, exfoliate dead surface cells and heal itself. This can lead to breakouts, excessive oiliness, a dull complexion or even dry skin.Nighttime is when the skin rejuvenates itself, so it’s very important to purify and cleanse before sleeping.

Always Sleeping on the Same Side of Your Face
We can’t always control where our head hits the pillow, but repeatedly snoozing in the same spot can cause fine lines to become permanently etched. This is because skin is scrunched up against the pillow over and over again. To ward off wrinkles, make sure your pillow is fluffy; one that’s too firm can cause more squishing. Try placing a moon-shaped cushion on top of your regular pillow; this way, only the perimeter of your face rests against the fabric.

Cleansing with Water That's Too Hot
Washing away residue is always a good thing, but when you rinse with hot water, you can do more harm than good.A temperature that’s scorching causes broken capillaries on the face. The capillary walls are very thin and elastic, so they are reactive to temperature, she says. To keep skin balanced, always cleanse with lukewarm or tepid water

Rubbing Your Eyes
The area around your eyes is the thinnest, most sensitive area of the face.The more you rub it, the more it will stretch. Since there are no oil glands there, the skin has very little give. Repeated rubbing or pulling on the lids, especially when putting in contact lenses, can cause skin to slacken and fine lines to form. To keep skin firm, hydrate it with eye cream—the drier the skin around the eyes, the more wrinkles will be visible. When you put in contact lenses, use your fourth and fifth fingers to hold open your lids. Since these are weaker digits, skin won’t be stretched as aggressively. And most important, stop rubbing your eyes!

Washing Your Face Before Your Hair
Especially when you use a conditioning hair mask. These treatments tend to be loaded with oils, which can seep into your face. Pores get clogged, leading to breakouts, especially along the hairline. Make sure you thoroughly cleanse away any residue from your face after rinsing your hair.

Wearing Too Much Facial Moisturizer
You may be extra-vigilant about keeping skin supple, but too much of a good thing can have a reverse effect. Excess cream won’t absorb deeply enough into cellular tissue, so skin won’t be able to breathe and pores will clog. Sometimes this can even manifest in dryness. Use a lighter hand when applying moisturizer; a dime-size amount is plenty to protect skin from environmental stressors.

Whiter Teeth,Anyone?

Whiten at home-Change the solution every ten minutes instead of leaving it in for the full half hour. This is because the gel gets weaker over time. Switching solutions leads to better, quicker results.

Use a regular toothpaste-Whitening formula only removes surface stains by using more abrasive particles and may harm your teeth and gums. It does not actually bleach the teeth.

Cut down on green tea-Green tea stains teeth like coffee,tea and wine.If you find yourself reaching for any of these drinks, make sure you brush or at least rinse out your mouth with water afterward.

Use a non-alcoholic mouthwash- Alcohol tends to dry the mouth out. All major companies make alcohol-free mouthwashes; just make sure to read the bottles carefully, so that you know what you’re purchasing.

Chew sugar-free gum- Gums containing xylitol have been shown in studies to reduce the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Eat some strawberries. Fruits that contain acids "burn" the teeth. Therefore, using acids such as those present in strawberries will make your teeth appear whiter. But consume in moderation: Extensive use will damage the enamel of the teeth and lead to costly dental repairs.

Sothys Desquacrem

This granular free emulsion eliminates deep impurities and dead cells. Desquacreme is highly effective in dissolving sebum and facilitating the removal of blackheads. Using Wheat Cocoaminoacid as a soft emulsion agent, Desquacreme respects the skin's hydrolipic and oily film resulting in a clarified complexion.


A granule-free emulsion that gently eliminates deep impurities (like sebum trapped in the follicles) and dead cells.
A recommended beauty treatment product for all beauty regimens.
A highly effective product that dissolves sebum, and facilitates the removal of blackheads.

Directions for use for Sothys Desquacrem
For Normal-to-Combination Skin use once to twice a week

For Dry and Sensitive Skin use once a week

For Oily Skin use two to four times a week

After cleansing, emulsify a thumb-nail size amount with water and massage onto face and neck area. Gently work into a rich lather and rinse clean with plenty of water.

Ingredients :DesquacremAqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoyl Wheat Amino Acids, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Triethanolamine, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben


Those with a sweet tooth will absolutely crave SOTHYS latest VANILLA-CARAMEL CALMING TREATMENT. The intoxicating scent of vanilla mixed with caramel will leave you with visions of light, fluffy cupcakes topped with vanilla cream and warm caramel or swirls of vanilla ice cream topped with sticky, chewy caramel. So as a word of advice, don't skip dessert before this facial.

Smooth, chewy and sweet, caramel made from burnt sugar is irresistible as tiny nuggets wrapped in colored cellophane or used to coat fresh, buttery popcorn. Under the expert hands of Beauty Therapist, a massage with warm caramel moisturizes the skin and lulls you into a deep sense of peace. Its delightfully sweet fragrance triggers the release of serotonin which calms and relaxes the mind and body. The skin begins to de-stress, is less likely to flare up, and feels totally rejuvenated after the treatment.

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