The Know – How’s of Night Creams

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Hello fellow beauty lovers,

For those of you who have regularly been following The beauty blog me page would know that we have previously covered the topic of Day creams in the blog. LInk –¬†https://thebeautyblogme.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/why-use-day-creams/

Moving on from our day light delights, ¬†let us now discoverer the importance of adding a night cream to your daily skincare regime. A question I often find women asking themselves is¬†Do I really need a Night Cream?. We have got the answer for you! Read on to discover the know-how’s of night creams.

If you think that night creams are just a way for companies to sell you another product then you are in for a surprise. Some of you may be amazed to learn that there can be a good reason to use a different face cream at night.  Going to bed with night cream on your face can majorly benefit your skin while you sleep

Most of us are aware that our skin is being bombarded with plenty of negative ions and free radicals all day long. All this stresses our skin and causes sensitivity, which leads to premature aging. Some of you might think that you can probably get away by applying your day cream at night. Before you make that choice, it is vital to understand the advantages a night cream would provide when used alongside a day cream. Read on to learn the benefits of using a night cream.

Contains higher level of active ingredients

Night creams are thicker in comparison to their day counterparts – designed to penetrate deep inside the skin and moisturise it. They are heavy on ingredients like retinol glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinyl acetate, which provide significant aging benefits. These ingredients help your skin to increase turnover and diminish the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

A tip from us would be to pick a cream that includes retinoid. Retinoid products help your skin retain collagen, which is lost as we age. More collagen in your skin means fewer wrinkles and dark spots.

It is best recommended to wear these ingredients at night as most people experience irritation from UV exposure when wearing during the day. Moreover, retinoid effects can be weakened by sunlight.

Designed to support your skin through rest and repair mode

A day cream is designed to support our skin when it’s in protection mode. It is filled antioxidants, peptides and usually a high SPF to fight against all the environmental aggressors.

On the other hand, a night cream supports the skin when it switches into rest and repair mode. It contains ingredients that aid in the regeneration process, like ceramides, which trigger collagen production, and vitamins A, C, E or B5 that help skin function optimally. These elements also help remove all the dull and dead skin when we are asleep.

 Deep nourishing and restoration

Night creams contain higher levels of emollients and so are more moisturizing than their daytime counterparts.  Our skin is in need of extra moisture at night as the trans epidermal water loss is greatest at night. For those of you who have dry skin or feel their skin is drier at home should strongly consider applying it before going to bed to prevent any kind of dehydration.

The Beauty Blog me recommends the following products for your night pampering:

1)       Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream

This cream delivers anti-aging benefits and is suitable for all skin types. It’s the right choice for anyone who wants to wake up to find a soft and supple skin.

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2)       Derma e Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid

This cream is packed with hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid which delivers into the deepest layers of the skin to provide an intense hydration boost. It also contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to reduce wrinkles and increase the skin’s elasticity for firmer, bouncier skin. Suitable for people with dry and sensitive skin and also includes Aloe Vera, which is a natural skin healer.

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3)       Exuviance Night Renewal HydraGel

A light, non-comedogenic cream ideal for those with oily skin. It is packed with alpha hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids, which help control oil production, reduce pore size and dark spots.

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Hope that helps ladies, if you use any other night cream /lotions that has benefited you, then comment below to let us know !! Until next time then, be bold, be beautiful, be you !!!

 

Why Use Day Creams?

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Hello My lovelies,

Summer is fast approaching, inf-act for us living in Dubai Summer season is already here in full force. If you haven’t taken the necessary precautions as yet, you need to now!. Read on to discover why we need to add Day creams to your daily routine.

Most of us are aware that during the day, our skin is subject to damaging UV rays, pollution, environmental stresses, and several side ‚Äď effects of wearing makeup for prolonged hours. Even though our skin has an absolutely amazing ability to care for itself by responding constantly to changes in our internal and external environments; protection is always necessary as our skin can sometimes can be overexposed to harsh elements, leaving it imbalanced.

Day creams work in several ways to protect the skin from damaging.  Day creams are designed to moisturize and protect skin from ultraviolet rays and pollution. They contains more protective ingredients, such as UV protection as well as  anti-oxidant ingredients that go a long way in helping to protect the skin from deteriorating. Day creams are also useful for preventing skin pigmentation in the light of the sun, whilst keeping the skin hydrated as there is a possibility of skin getting increasingly dehydrated in the sun.

With so many offerings in this space, it can be a little overwhelming to identify the right cream for your needs. Thankfully, there are quite a few good brands out there offering high quality creams designed for our use during the day. Read on to understand on what constitutes a quality day cream and product recommendations from our experts.

Choosing the right day cream

A high quality day cream will not only protect your skin but will also keep it nurtured and hydrated leaving it more healthy and radiant. Keep the following tips in mind when selecting your day cream:

Avoid creams that contain lots of active ingredients:

A cream heavy on ingredients will clog your pores, making your skin look greasy and unattractive. As on most days we wear make up, it is best recommended to use a cream with a simple and light composition. The cream will not only get absorbed quickly but also not interfere with the look of your make-up. Moreover, allowing your pores to breathe.

A tip from us would be to always apply before putting on a foundation as most day creams are designed to be worn under cosmetics.

If you prefer a cream with anti-aging properties; make sure its light on compounds like alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoid as these compounds have a tendency to make skin more sensitive to the sun.

SPF Factor

We recommend choosing a day cream with a high SPF (sun protection factor) as it will not only protect you from harmful UV rays but will also prevent skin pigmentation.

The Beauty Blog me recommends using the following products:

1)      Lexli Aloe-Based Acne Moisturizer with Sunblock

For those with oily skin and acne problems would want to pay attention to this product. One of its main ingredients contains Aloe Vera, which is a natural healer for just about any type of skin related problem.

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2)      NeoStrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream SPF15 40mL

If you have dry skin then you may want to consider this cream. It is oil-free and will not clog your pores. Also will helptreat fine lines and wrinkles.
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3)      Dr.Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream 40mL

Specifically designed for those with mature skin. Contains essentials oils and is packed with antioxidants that will make fine lines and wrinkles less apparent.

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VIVA Beauty Awards coming to Town !!

Hey there  Gorgeous Gals!!

Today I come bearing good news for all of you !!! The 7th Annual VIVA Beauty Awards are taking place right here in Dubai on the 22nd of May.

The date is saved in the diary, the venue is set and hundreds of glamorous guests are waiting in anticipation for what is known to be the most spectacular event on the calendar: the seventh annual VIVA Beauty Awards. Held at the magnificent JW Marriott Marquis, this year’s Awards celebrate eternal beauty icons who continue to fascinate us and inspire the worlds of beauty and fashion.

After weeks of testing and evaluating, hundreds of beauty products across categories such as skin care, hair care, make-up and fragrance have been whittled down to an outstanding shortlist, by the VIVA team and a beauty panel that included make-up artist Sophie Leach, presenter Gabriela Miloda, and blogger Zahra Lyla Pedram.

This year there are 21 VIVA Beauty Awards presented across 10 categories in the prestige and mass market respectively, celebrating the products women turn to for their beauty needs, such as: Best Foundation, Best Perfume, Best Mascara, Best Nail Polish, Best Hair Salon, Best Nail Spa, Best Anti-Ageing Product, Best Hair Product, Best Face Moisturiser, Best Lipstick, Best Body Product and the Editor’s Choice Cult Classic.

The winners will be picked by readers like you and me, who, as usual, have the final say. So, log on to www.vivabeautyawards.com by May 10, 2014, to cast your vote for your favourite beauty picks, and you will enter the draw to win a cash prize of AED 5,000!

Sounds cool doesnt it? Im super psyched to be attending and you should too, blog about #vivabeautyawards and you too could stand a chance at gaining yourself an entry pass!

Hope to see some of you wonderful ladies there!

Be bold, Be beautiful Be YOU!!!!

Lots of love – Thebeautyblogme xoxox

LUSH – At a Glance – The beauty blog me Review

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Hello Lovely ladies, The beauty blog me has taken out the time to review products from LUSH cosmetics for all you sweethearts out there. Read on to find out what makes LUSH so yummy-luscious.

LUSH Cosmetics brings to consumers a truly unique concept of a 100% hand made products containing all natural ingredients only. Inventing their own products and fragrances; LUSH makes them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging. Using only vegetarian ingredients In an era where our skin has become so accustomed to chemicals being poured upon it, LUSH cosmetics comes along with a fresh change.

I had my first taste of luscious LUSH products last week. As I made my way into the store, i was completely enchanted by the aroma of the store. It almost felt like I  never wanted to leave, which I did not, I spent a lot of time in the store checking out every single range that they offered, sampled quite a few  and finally decided on my purchase for the day.

The employee attending me,a ¬†young lady was absolutely personable, honest, and clearly enthusiastic about what she was selling. Ask them about a product, and they’ll be glad to do a mini-demonstration and give you a sample or two of something similar to the product you’re buying for future reference. I can also see that they’re attuned to a high level of customer service, which is a big bonus.

My LUSH gift box consisted of Argan body conditioner, Rose queen bath Ballistic, Amandopondo Bubble Bar and a Rose Jam Bubbleroon.

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The first product i used out of my LUSH gift box was the Rose queen Bath ballistic. An absolute delight, the Baliistic instantly melted under water and gave off a strong rosy scent throughout the flowing water. also having calming and soothing properties, The Ballistic helped me relax and unwind from a long day’s work.

The Argan body conditioner too has been quite a winner for me. My skin felt as smooth as silk post the application of the conditioner. It is packed full of ingredients to feed and nourish the skin such as; argan oil, cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and fair trade shea butter.

Although the products are a bit pricey, however they seem long lasting, and I’m willing to shell out extra cash for quality.

I would highly recommend the Argan body conditioner, Flower bath ballistic, and Bubble Bar for your use.

Looks like I am all set to become a Hardcore Lushie and you should too!