Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Allure February 2014

How to pick the perfect pink lipstick
If you have thin lips - avoid deep pink stains, which darken the center, where you need volume. Instead, choose a light shade and a dab thick, clear gloss on top.
If you have yellow teeth - coral colors are  a big no-no. But blue based shades give the illusion of a whiter smile.
If you have ruddy skin - nude pink or mauve lip colors help neutralize skin’s red undertones
If you have cracked lips - Matte lipstick makes fine lines more visible. Instead, uses a moisturizing tinted balm
If you have big lips - keep your mouth from taking over your face by pairing fuchsia lipstick with dark brown liner on the eyes.

Acid Table
Glycolic Acid is the smallest molecule, so it penetrates deepest. Derived from sugar, it’s the most effective but has a greater potential to irritate.
Lactic  Acid made from sour milk, is the second smallest molecule. It’s gentler than glycolic and draws moisture to the skin as it removes dead cells, so it’s hydrating, too.
Fruit Acids such as citric [from lemons and grapefruit] and malic [from apples], are larger compounds that work on the uppermost layer of the skin. They’re often combined with glycolic and lactic acids for faster results.
Salicylic Acids a beta hydroxy acid, is  ideal for treating acne. It penetrates and unclogs oily pores.
Trichloroacetic Acid or TCA is used by doctors for intense in-office peels that cause deep and ugly peeling before transforming skin.

Burn Notice
While many anti aging ingredients gradually lose their mojo sa sthey sit on your bathroom counter, acids can become more potent - and potentially more harsh - after you crack them open. No one agrees on exactly when this happens, but as a rule, if an acid product has been open for six months, toss it.

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