I haven’t written anything here for a while. When I do write something it’s meaningless posts. I’m not stopping to write but for a while I have decided to only use Instagram. I would be excited if you would join me there! My account is cecilia.helin.39. Take care!
I’m not a fan of self tanning products. I’ve tried lots of them. Often you get this yellow color or they turn very dark once they’ve been on the face for a while. My best advice when it comes to self tanning is do not use a new kind of them the day before an important event. It doesn’t have to be important. Don’t try a new self tanner unless you don’t have anything to do the day after! I have made that mistake many times.
Once we were having many friends over. I used an over night self tanner the night before. Instead of buying a tanner that would give a light sun tanned look I bought one that would make you either dark or VERY dark. I read the instructions. It said to apply a thin layer before bed. I used two thick layers of the tanning cream. The next day………..my face had this dark yellow color. Also I had avoided to put the tanning cream near my eyes which made my face yellow with white circles around my eyes! I tried to put make up on to hide it but it didn’t help. I used concealer around my eyes. I used many layers of foundation on my face. Nothing helped! I had to walk around with a yellow face with white eye circles!
I’ve found that there’s one way to get the self tanner to look natural. Put it on in the morning after your moisturizer. It often says that you should put it on a clean face. Don’t do it. Then you get that crazy color from it. When you put it on after moisturizing it gives a more natural tanned look.
I use some kind of foundation on my face when I wear make up. I’ve tried different powder products but I always go back to foundation. Powder look “powdery” on my face. Foundation works good for me. I’ve used lots of foundation. I think Lancome’s products are the best. This is not a foundation review however. This is about the time I went shopping covered in foundation everywhere.
I bought a foundation on one of my shopping trips. I dropped the bag with the foundation on the floor. I didn’t think much about it. I didn’t look to check the beauty products in the bag. I continued shopping. I did lots of shopping. I don’t know about you. Because of my social anxiety I usually look at things and not myself when I’m out. It distracts me to think about the things in the stores I visit instead of thinking about how I feel.
Should have bought face powder.
I usually shop for groceries after I’ve done the “fun” part of shopping. I went to the grocery store. Got what I wanted and went out of the grocery store. Then………I look down and see myself covered in a pink fluid. My jacket and trousers had the fluid everywhere. Then I saw the bag with the foundation. The bottle with the foundation had broke when I dropped the bag on the floor. The bag was broken and the foundation leaked through it on my clothes. I had walked around for a long time in the shopping mall like this! No one had looked at me like something was wrong. When I say I was covered in foundation I mean I was covered everywhere! I had to throw the trousers away. I washed them many times but couldn’t get the foundation off. The jacket thankfully got clean!
I have always had a a problem with a hairy body. Most of it has been from the waist and below. I hate it! I have shaved my legs for a long time. It was in the beginning of my teenage years I started. First I only shaved from the knee down. Soon I had to shave my whole legs. Hair on your body is one thing because you can hade it with clothes. Facial hair is a whole different thing.
I have removed hair on my upper lip for a long time. When I was younger I didn’t have that much and it was easy to remove. The older I got the more hair I got. Now I’m going through menopause and………….hair grows everywhere on my face. All the hair is very blond but because there are lots hair you easily see it! Since my menopause began I’ve noticed hair on my cheeks and chin I didn’t have before. The hair on my cheeks are also long. Blond but long. On the chin the hair isn’t that long but there are many little hairs. Before I only removed the upper lip hair but now I remove my chin also. I remember when I went to a spa for a facial and upper lip hair removal. The women doing the facial said over and over “You only want to remove the hair on your upper lip”? Meaning she wanted to remove my chin and hair too. Then I didn’t think it was such a big problem but then I realized how bad it was.
Now I remove hair from my upper lip and chin. I always use wax. Some hairs are too short to remove with wax. Then I use a tweezer. Most of you know about the trend of shaving your face. I would never do that because my hair would grow back black! I always use wax strips because it’s the easiest way to wax I think. I never use the strips for facial hair. That’s because they’re too small and less effective. I use wax strips for under arms. Very effective!
My advice when it comes to waxing the face (which I think most of you already are aware of) is to begin with a clean face. There should be no creams or oils on it. Pull the wax strips in the opposite way the hair grows. Never wax any area more than once. After you’ve done waxing apply olive oil or any oil you have available. Don’t put perfumed skincare on the waxed areas. Not only does is it uncomfortable but it can harm the skin. After a wax your hair grows back after some weeks but it feels good to look at your face and find no hair.
I used to always add some color to my eyebrows. Either I used a black brow pencil or I colored them black. When I was younger I had very thick eyebrows. Then I was stupid and plucked them with a tweezer until there wasn’t hardly any eyebrows there to talk about. I regret that a lot today!
I didn’t color or use a brow pencil before a few years ago. Then I went all in and the color obsession began. I tried many different eyebrow pencils and lots of different eyebrows color brands. Sometimes I colored them………… and used a brow pencil too. I did this until I began to notice that I suffered from brow “hair loss”. My brows got smaller and smaller. I got bald spots all over them. Then I used more and more eyebrow make up to hide the bald spots.
Then I stopped doing all that. In the beginning I almost felt naked when I didn’t put any color on my brows. It was especially hard not to use the brow pencil. Then a while later I began seeing that my brows grew back. The bald spots had hair growing on them. My brows also got naturally darker. They are not anywhere near the brows I had all those years ago but they look fine. My eyebrow tip for you with brow problems is to do nothing to them. For all of you that want thick eyebrows but struggle with hairfall try to stop coloring them for a while. Then you can try doing it and see how your eyebrows react to it.
I don’t think you can see the brow but it’s there.
I have liked the skincare brand Clinique a long time. I have used their products now and again lots over the years. I have especially used their moisturizer’s. Today I am reviewing their 3 step cleaning system. I used it the first time a long time ago and then the system consisted of a hard soap, toner and a moisturizer. Now it has a liquid soap which I like because I always used to drop the hard soap on the floor. I also think it’s more “healthier” to use a soap that is in a bottle.
There are different kinds of systems. I use the number 1 because I have dry skin. For example system number 2 I think it’s for normal to combination skin. I think many of you have used or are using these products and you have your favorite “number”.
I like the soap and toner but I don’t like the moisturizer. I don’t dislike it but I am old and need “heavy” moisturizer’s. Their moisturizer is perfect if you are younger or don’t have any wrinkles. You should use it but I feel the soap and toner works great even if you don’t use it. My skin feels clean and not dry after I have used the products. I use them every morning and evening. What I like most is that you can buy every product separately. I only buy the soap and toner. It’s rather expensive but not too expensive. You should try it and see what you think.
I know that the skincare brand “The ordinary” has been around for a while. But I haven’t used it that long. They have many different products. I’m almost obsessed with it. I love their products that has some kind of acid in them.
One of their best seller is the peeling with BHA and AHA acids. It has changes my skin. It says on the bottle that it shouldn’t be used more than a certain amount of time but I never leave it on for more than a couple of minutes. My skin feels soft for days after using it. It stings when you put it on your face but that disappeared when you wash it off. My next favorite product is the one with lactic acid in it. It removes all pimples on your face and leave your skin feeling fresh. I love that it works “slowly”. That means that it takes some days for it to remove pimples. Because it’s that “safe” I use it everyday. It doesn’t irritate the skin.
One wonderful product is a vitamin C powder. You mix your face cream with the powder and after time it makes your skin look more even. It comes with a little spoon. I use one the amount of one spoon in my face cream. It can feel like you’re having an acid peel on right when you apply it however that calms down after a while.
I like their moisturizer’s also. I think I find most of their products great. And nothing costs a lot. Even if you don’t have much money you can afford everyone of their products.
I love and I’m a bit obsessed with supplements and vitamins. I try to eat healthy but I know that I can never eat all the nutrients I need. That’s why I take all these vitamins.
I’ve noticed that the older I get my skin needs lots of care. Both inside and out. I take care of my skin on the outside with cleansers, toners, creams and serums. I could never not use all that skincare. I think it’s important to do what you can for your skin.
Now we come to how I take care of my skin from the inside. I take many supplement but for my skin I take this supplement. Great earth “Beautyful skin”. If you or someone you know suffer from acne breakouts you should try it. I don’t know if it’s because of this supplement or that my skin just feel good right now but since I began taking it I have had less acne breakouts. My skin looks even and have a healthy color. You take two capsules a day and they are easy to swallow because they are not big.
Like many vitamins this also took a while before you see any changes. The changes weren’t very big but I think my skin looks healthier.
Try it and give it a go.
I have found some ways to get through those days when my depression is hysterical. I’m depressed all the time but at times I get knocked down by my sadness. It’s almost impossible to find something that makes thing a little easier. My favorite treatment for depression is to buy skincare. I often buy the more cheaper products but when I’m really sad I buy some expensive skincare products. I don’t mean I buy extremely expensive products. I buy things that are a little more on the expensive side than I normally buy.
Clinique is one of my favorite expensive brand. They have products that are too expensive even for me. I would never buy something for hundreds of euros. I often buy their cleansing things. They don’t cost that much and they last a long time.
When I wear make up I double cleans in the evening. I often use my regular cleanser twice to get rid of all make up. I clean twice because I want to be certain all my make up has been rinsed off when I go to bed. When I was really depressed a while ago I bought Clinique’s “All about clean”. It’s a make up remover. I use it first in my cleaning routine when I’ve worn make up. It removes all make up even the eye make up. After that I use my regular cleanser. I feel that I have to use my everyday cleanser after the make up cleanser to remove dirt and clean the pores.
That was my favorite way to fight depression.
I decided I was going to wax my face today. I do it regulary. I have done it tons of time and I thought I knew how to do it. With age I have began having visible hair all over my face. Before it was hair on my upper lip. Now it’s also on my chin and my left cheek. Not on my right but on my left! I always wax my face because then it takes time for it to grow back. With waxing it also doesn’t grow back dark and “hard”.
I used the wax today I almost always use. It’s cold wax strips. I have used warm wax and “soft” wax but it doesn’t take off all the hair. I wax before I’ve put any cream on my face. A clean cream free skin make the wax get more hair. I began with my chin and upper lip. You should never wax more than once in one area. I know that but even so I found the hair on my chin didn’t come off. I waxed a couple of times even though I felt that my skin was “burning”. I also waxed my left cheek more than once. Let me tell you it burned! I didn’t think I was waxing the same area ons the cheek more than once however because of the burning feeling I must have done it. When I was done waxing I put on oil which I always do. Oil soothes the skin and removes wax residues. I thought that would help me with the burning cheek. But it didn’t.
Now my left cheek is burning and the skin is red and irritated. I burned my skin when I waxed a long time ago and I know that it will be red for a while and then the skin will peel off. Make up doesn’t hide the burn marks. I will have to walk around with red skin and also skin that has “flakes” on it. I feel great. I have all these problems and flaky skin makes it even greater, not. I want to hide until the skin had healed. It’s not possible. I have to think about what to say If someone asks what I’ve done. I can’t say I have waxed my face. Great!
Today the burn marks on my hand are a lot less visible too. Feels great.