skincare http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/840/all en-US The 5 Best Body Scrubs http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-body-scrubs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_body_scrub_000077483063.jpg" alt="Woman using best body scrubs for clear skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Using a body scrub in the shower will leave your skin soft and smooth before you ever apply lotion. A salt scrub is one of the most popular body treatments at the spa, but you don&rsquo;t need to spend extra money at a spa to get those intense results. With the right body scrub, you can reveal your most beautiful skin from home.</p> <h2>What Is Body Scrub?</h2> <p>Body scrub is a skin care item that can cleanse and exfoliate the body. It can also stimulate circulation in the skin, remove dead skin cells, and provide a refreshing massage first thing in the morning. The scrubs typically contain a combination of sugar or salt to gently scrub the skin and remove the outer dead layer of skin to reveal a new layer of softer, brighter skin underneath. With continued use, a quality scrub can provide you with smoother, firmer skin and a range of other beauty and health benefits.</p> <p>Body scrub can be applied directly to the skin, or it can be applied with a loofah or washcloth. After your shower, slather on a quality moisturizer or body butter and your skin will feel silky smooth all day. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Body Butters</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Body Scrubs</h2> <h3>Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/treehut.jpg" width="184" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR">Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub</a> uses whole sugar grains to provide an effective, yet gentle, exfoliation and remove dead skin cells. It contains Shea Nut Oil, certified organic Shea Butter products, Amazon Pequi extract, and other beneficial natural extracts to repair and moisturize your skin. It is also enriched with Safflower Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Orange Oil, and vitamins A, C, and E to keep your skin looking youthful and feeling soft. It has a thick texture and unlike many other body scrubs, this one will not separate into two parts (the scrub and the oil), so you won&rsquo;t have to worry about mixing it up before using it.</p> <p>Most reviewers have noticeable results from the very first use, and some even experienced great results on acne and dark spots. It can also help promote elasticity, provide anti-aging benefits, improve complexion, support collagen formation, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin, reduce sun damage, and provide your skin with a natural sheen. It also has an exotic tropical scent that most reviewers can&rsquo;t seem to get enough of.</p> <p>The paraben-free scrub is really affordable, but can stand up to the more expensive sugar scrubs. Available in a number of tempting scents, you are sure to find one that brightens your mornings and awakens your skin. This is a TotalBeauty &ldquo;Best of&rdquo; top-rated beauty product and has outstanding reviews online from both men and women, including on Amazon and Ulta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR"><em>Currently $9.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_3.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ">Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub</a> is a cult classic for a reason. You won&rsquo;t find a better selection for acne-prone skin. It has a light, clean scent and contains sandy scrubbing beads that won&rsquo;t tear up your skin or cause any irritation. It works quickly so you can expect real results, real fast, even on stubborn acne. It uses salicylic acid and gentle exfoliators to cleanse your skin, fight acne breakouts, and even prevent future breakouts from forming. It was the first of its kind to contain salicylic acid, and is a must-have for anyone suffering from body acne. It is oil-free and will buff away dead skin cells to leave your skin soft and smooth after every use. It is also non-comedogenic, so it won&rsquo;t clog your pores or lead to further breakouts.</p> <p>The dermatologist-recommended scrub is ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It can be used on the entire body, or only on acne-prone areas. It is an Allure Readers&rsquo; Choice Winner and has outstanding reviews from acne sufferers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ"><em>Currently $5.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bath &amp; Body Works AROMATHERAPY Stress Relief Sugar Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bath%20and%20body.jpg" width="200" height="164" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN">Bath &amp; Body Works AROMATHERAPY Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub</a> contains eucalyptus oil and tea to help soothe your mind before you deal with the stresses of the day. The sugar scrub is gritty, but gentle, and contains quite a bit of oil, which allows the scrub to glide over the skin. Once you wash away the scrub, it will leave your skin shimmery from the oil, and glowing from the scrub. The scent will remind you of an upscale salon, so you&rsquo;ll feel like you&rsquo;re spending a day at the spa every time you shower.</p> <p>Bath &amp; Body Works body scrubs top the charts for the most beloved scrubs on the market. You can choose from endless scents to find the one that best suits your personal style. This eucalyptus spearmint scent offers stress relief benefits and is the perfect way to start or end your day. To intensify the effects, breathe deeply to promote stress relief. It is a TotalBeauty &ldquo;Best of&rdquo; top-rated beauty product and has outstanding online reviews from both men and women. In fact, many reviewers said this is their daily beauty must-have.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN"><em>Currently $13.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Aveeno Positively Nourishing Aveeno Smoothing Body Wash</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/aveeno_1.jpg" width="71" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV">Aveeno Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash</a> uses the power of rice beads, walnut shells, and natural exfoliants to remove dry, dull skin. This results in a scrub that is grainy, but not scratchy. Your skin will feel softer and look radiantly bright after every use. It is lightly scented with pomegranate, and contains nourishing oils that work with the steam of your shower. Reviewers tend to agree that this has a very pleasant scent that isn&rsquo;t strong, so it shouldn&rsquo;t interfere with your perfume or cologne.</p> <p>You can&rsquo;t go wrong with anything from the Aveeno brand. After all, if it&rsquo;s good enough for Jennifer Aniston&rsquo;s flawless skin, it&rsquo;s worth a shot. The Aveeno brand has also been recommended by dermatologists for more than 60 years. This scrub is also the 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner and has outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV"><em>Currently $10.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/arabica.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>Most people agree that a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO">Natural Arabica coffee scrub</a> will work wonders on your skin, and there are a number of highly rated coffee scrubs available for you to choose from, but none are as highly rated as the 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub with Organic Coffee, Coconut, and Shea Butter. It can help you fight acne, whiteheads, blackheads, cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, dark spots, scarring, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, age spots, dry skin, and wrinkles, all at once. It accomplishes so much, all while hydrating, detoxifying, tightening, and beautifying the skin. The caffeine can also serve as a vascular restrictor, meaning that it will reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins by shrinking the blood vessels. It is completely natural and safe enough to use on any area of the body or face, even around the sensitive eye area.</p> <p>It offers gentle, yet effective, exfoliation with beneficial ingredients like coffee, Organic Shea Butter, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Coconut Extract, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, and Cacao Extract. It is also loaded with antioxidants, which can nourish and protect your skin from further damage. The all-natural scrub will leave your skin soft, smooth, moisturized, and glowing. It can also restore elasticity, stimulate blood flow and circulation, boost cell turnover, repair sun damage, even skin tone, and reduce fine lines, swelling, and inflammation. While it doesn&rsquo;t have a strong scent, some reviewers detected a faint smell of coffee after getting out of the shower.</p> <p>This offers a great deal and can save you time in the morning because the same product can be used on both the face and the body. It is an Amazon best seller, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon, and has more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you are bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO"><em>Currently $14.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best body scrubs. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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It should be applied over foundation and concealer, to the areas of the face that you want to bring attention to. Makeup artists recommend lightly applying highlighter to the top of the cheekbones, over the eyebrows, on the brow bone, in the inner corners of the eyes, on the chin, above the center of the lip (on the cupid&rsquo;s bow), at the center of the forehead, and down the bridge of the nose.</p> <h2>What Is Highlighter?</h2> <p>Highlighter is a cosmetic item that can diffuse light and bring emphasis to certain features of the face. It is most often available in a powder, cream, or liquid form. We have found some of the best highlighters available so that you can achieve a youthful glow, without an overload of shimmer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Highlighters</h2> <h3>theBalm Manizer</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0065I8MC4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0065I8MC4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HPXYBHMOVR26SWRO"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/the%20balm1.jpg" width="209" height="220" align="right" alt="" />theBalm Manizer</a> is a cult classic for a reason. The champagne gold powder is a highlighter, eye shadow, and all-over shimmer powder in one, making it the perfect travel item. Along with imparting a soft glow to the skin, the light-reflecting silica particles will also conceal blemishes and fine lines. It is versatile enough for any occasion and will complement your skin under any lighting. Your skin will appear softer, more youthful, and have a beautiful, subtle glow.</p> <p>TotalBeauty voted this one of the best highlighters because it will stay put all day. It is also a favorite among professional makeup artists, beauty vloggers, and beauty mavens alike because of the high color payoff and flawless results. It is also very highly rated online, including nearly 3,000 five-star reviews on Birchbox. If you don&rsquo;t have a brush to apply highlighter with, then consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EU6NK66/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00EU6NK66&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SZ4VSZN242ZYJ3FW">Manizer and Twinbeauty Brush Set</a> for less than $8 more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0065I8MC4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0065I8MC4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HPXYBHMOVR26SWRO"><em>Currently $21.60 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Radiant Touch Concealer</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HJBPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009HJBPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JFKIGQ5Y3FZGZC3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/radiant%20touch.jpg" width="65" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Even though <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HJBPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009HJBPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JFKIGQ5Y3FZGZC3">Radiant Touch Concealer</a> is technically a concealer, but is most often recommended as a highlighter because it will give you luminous skin without being shimmery. In fact, famed makeup artist, Wayne Goss, stated that it is one of the most commonly misused cosmetics. It is one of the most popular concealers around the world, but according to YSL, it should be used as an instant touch up highlighter pen. The award-winning pen can brighten the complexion, making you look more youthful and awake. Some reviewers are able to use this on its own, while others find it best to layer this over their regular under eye concealer for the best results.</p> <p>The matte highlighter is a favorite among professional makeup artists, beauty vloggers, and publications like Into the Gloss because it can last for up to eight hours. Daily Makeover also voted this the best under eye highlighter because the light-reflective luminosity will make under eye circles disappear. It is also very highly rated online, including more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Sephora. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer is suitable for all skin types and available in 12 shades, so you can find just the right color for your skin tone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HJBPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009HJBPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JFKIGQ5Y3FZGZC3"><em>Currently $25.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FLEFPTG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00FLEFPTG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKDM56WBMRGK7PJW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/benefit_1.jpg" width="131" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FLEFPTG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00FLEFPTG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKDM56WBMRGK7PJW">Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!</a> offers a subtle, yet noticeable glow, so you don&rsquo;t have to worry about too much shimmer or pink hues. The creamy highlighter is available in a champagne color that works on most skin tones. It will glide on the skin effortlessly and you can easily apply it exactly where you like with the stick applicator. While it applies like a cream, it dries to a powdery finish and can be blended easily.</p> <p>TotalBeauty selected this as one of the best highlighters because it can help you achieve a natural glow that isn&rsquo;t too dramatic. It is a top recommended highlighter by makeup artists and makeup vloggers because it offers instant, noticeable results. It also has nearly 2,000 five-star reviews on Birchbox and stellar reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FLEFPTG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00FLEFPTG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKDM56WBMRGK7PJW"><em>Currently $18.96 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EL1HZ34/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00EL1HZ34&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C5FYXJQ3VTYOWWD7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/elf_0.jpg" width="193" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EL1HZ34/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00EL1HZ34&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C5FYXJQ3VTYOWWD7">e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter</a> is more than just pretty to look at; it&rsquo;s actually good for your skin. Infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot, and Grape, your skin will actually be healthier and more hydrated after every use. The baked highlighter will illuminate the skin and impart a radiant glow. The long lasting powder can be applied wet or dry, depending on your desired look.</p> <p>The bestselling highlighter is available in three shades to best suit your skin tone. Awarded the OK! Beauty Award, it is a favorite among makeup artists and beauty mavens due to its affordable price point and great color payoff. It is also commonly compared to MAC highlighters because it offers similar results at a fraction of the cost. Most reviewers agree that this is effortless to apply and a great choice for beginners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EL1HZ34/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00EL1HZ34&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C5FYXJQ3VTYOWWD7"><em>Currently $7.16 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Benefit Cosmetics High Beam</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBNYRU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000FBNYRU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DBZPGD5ZMIDWMVUK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/high%20beam.jpg" width="193" height="220" align="right" alt="" />Benefit Cosmetics High Beam</a> is commonly recommended by celebrity makeup artists and publications like Into the Gloss because it can offer ultra-shimmery results. It is much more noticeable compared to other highlighters, like the Benefit Cosmetics Watt&rsquo;s Up! According to Benefit, it is a &ldquo;supermodel in a bottle,&rdquo; which you can use as a spot highlighter, a soft blush, or all over the face to give your makeup a shimmery, radiant base.</p> <p>The liquid highlighter is considered a complexion enhancer because it will make your face look more youthful and give you a glow-from-within. There are other highly rated Benefit highlighters as well, so if this one isn&rsquo;t right for you, there is likely one in the line that is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBNYRU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000FBNYRU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DBZPGD5ZMIDWMVUK"><em>Currently $23.44 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best highlighters. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras">The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products face highlighters highlighters makeup product reviews shopping skincare Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1652341 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Body Butters http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-body-butters" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_body_lotion_000080328747.jpg" alt="Woman using best body butter to keep skin soft" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If dry skin has you down, body butter can help restore your skin&rsquo;s softness and prevent future dryness. If lotions and creams aren&rsquo;t cutting it for your dry skin, or you simply want something that packs more of a moisturizing punch, then body butter is the way to go. It can be used every day and is ideal for use on dry or freshly shaven skin.</p> <p>Some body butters are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and other ultra-moisturizing ingredients that can benefit the skin in both the short and long-term. They can even help fight calluses and stretch marks.</p> <h2>What Is Body Butter?</h2> <p>Body butter is an intense form of cream for the body, which typically contains deeply moisturizing ingredients, fortifying vitamins, and antioxidants that can heal your dry winter skin. The rich, indulgent skincare item can add a significant amount of moisture back to the skin, which can prevent dryness and increase skin elasticity, which is particularly useful during pregnancy. A little goes a long way with body butter, so it should last you a long time.</p> <h2>Top 5 Body Butters</h2> <h3>The Body Shop Body Butter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00280U4Q0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00280U4Q0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UTXRSMLFO6IJQC7D"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/body%20shop.jpg" width="245" height="141" align="right" alt="" />The Body Shop Body Butter</a> is the body butter that all others are compared to. The rich, creamy body butter offers up to 24 hours of hydration and can heal dry skin quickly. The cult classic conditions the skin, prevents dryness, and increases skin elasticity. It quickly melts into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and non-greasy. It is infused with cocoa butter and shea butter, rich in antioxidants, and made with natural ingredients, so you can feel good about using it all over the body. It is organic, preservative-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, vegetarian, and contains Community Fair Trade coconut oil, which gives it an addicting tropical coconut scent.</p> <p>The Body Shop first introduced body butter in 1992 and it has remained just as popular over the years. The best selling intense cream is ideal for all skin types and is available in more than 20 scents, or you can choose a multipack of scents. The addition of cocoa butter also makes it particularly well suited for pregnant women who want to prevent stretch marks. It is Consumer Search&rsquo;s top pick, won the 2014 Total Beauty Readers&rsquo; Choice Award and 2011 Editors&rsquo; Choice Award, and is recommended by Teen Vogue, Rank &amp; Style, Glamour, StyleCaster, and Huffington Post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00280U4Q0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00280U4Q0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UTXRSMLFO6IJQC7D"><em>Currently $18.13 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Soap &amp; Glory The Righteous Butter Body Butter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VPG39Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VPG39Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YNORTQMU5V6G2YBL"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/soap%20%26%20glory.jpg" width="222" height="205" align="right" alt="" /></a>One tub of the cult classic <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VPG39Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VPG39Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YNORTQMU5V6G2YBL">Soap &amp; Glory Righteous Butter Body Butter</a> is sold every 20 seconds for a reason. The award-winning intense body lotion features a unique moisture trap matrix, which can lock in hydration longer, so your skin stays soft and smooth all day. The luxurious, velvety cream is enhanced with shea butter, cocoa butter, glycerin, coconut oil, and aloe vera to give you the softest skin possible. The brand&rsquo;s signature Original Pink fragrance combines fresh bergamot, mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, soft musk, and amber for an almost perfume-like scent that reviewers can&rsquo;t seem to get enough of. It is ideal for all skin types and is particularly beneficial for aging, sensitive, or very dry skin.</p> <p>This comes highly recommended with outstanding online reviews. It is also recommended by Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, StyleCaster, and Rank &amp; Style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VPG39Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VPG39Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YNORTQMU5V6G2YBL"><em>Currently $26.85 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CCYKWV4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CCYKWV4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVORYJ6Z6TBNGC4S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bliss.jpg" width="99" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CCYKWV4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CCYKWV4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVORYJ6Z6TBNGC4S">Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter</a> is perfect for even the driest, scaly skin. The paraben-free body butter will smooth and soften the skin with ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter. It can restore moisture to even the driest skin and protect the skin from free radicals with antioxidant vitamins A and E, sodium hyaluronate, and arnica extract. The spa-quality cream can lock in moisture to keep skin soft and smooth all day.</p> <p>This comes highly recommended and was selected as one of the best body butters by Elle, InStyle, Teen Vogue, and Glamour. The bestselling moisturizing body butter has a unique fresh citrus scent, but there are a range of scents available. If you go through lotion quickly, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010F61IS6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B010F61IS6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=444DSVXQYR7HSFF6">Bliss Brilliant Butters trio</a>, which offers a great deal, with three uniquely scented body butters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CCYKWV4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CCYKWV4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVORYJ6Z6TBNGC4S"><em>Currently $18.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Burt's Bees Honey &amp; Shea Body Butter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VMGT3A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004VMGT3A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ETFFMBUW5VDBSCGW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/burts%20bees_1.jpg" width="245" height="177" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a natural solution, consider <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VMGT3A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004VMGT3A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ETFFMBUW5VDBSCGW">Burt's Bees Honey &amp; Shea Body Butter</a>. The rich paraben-free body butter is packed with antioxidants that will heal cracked skin and leave it instantly softer and more moisturized. It is ideal for all skin types, is delicately scented, and contains beneficial ingredients like honey, antioxidant-rich sweet almond oil, and shea butter, which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.</p> <p>It is commonly recommended online and was selected as one of the best body butters by Teen Vogue, StyleCaster, and Huffington Post. It is available in a range of scents and if you are expecting a baby soon, consider Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in body butter, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DM14TYC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DM14TYC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=FKXHIAQPEKFO6MDU">Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VMGT3A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004VMGT3A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ETFFMBUW5VDBSCGW"><em>Currently $8.40 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Whish Pomegranate Body Butter</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JYLXTOU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JYLXTOU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YRF2PRGEBPG6S7ZD"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/whish.jpg" width="213" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JYLXTOU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JYLXTOU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YRF2PRGEBPG6S7ZD">Whish Pomegranate Body Butter</a> can moisturize, soften, firm, and purify the skin at once with organic aloe, raspberry butter, shea butter, seaweed extract, rice bran oil, and a trio of rejuvenating antioxidant-rich moisturizers. The ultra indulgent, non-greasy cream will nourish the skin and prevent sun damage at the same time. It is paraben-free and sulfate-free, so you can feel good about using it on your skin. This duo pack includes a large pump and travel sized body butter, providing a great deal.</p> <p>This body butter has become wildly popular thanks to word of mouth and outstanding online reviews, including a staggering 17,000 five-star reviews on Birchbox. It is available in a range of scents, but most people tend to prefer this Pomegranate fragrance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JYLXTOU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JYLXTOU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YRF2PRGEBPG6S7ZD"><em>Currently $12.22 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best body butters. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-lotions">The 5 Best Body Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-moisturizers">The 5 Best Facial Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping body butter body lotion lotions moisturizer product reviews skincare Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1656572 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Microdermabrasion Products http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-microdermabrasion-products <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-microdermabrasion-products" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_skin_care_000081310849.jpg" alt="Woman using best microdermabrasion products on her face" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that you can replace expensive dermatologist treatments with effective at-home microdermabrasion products? At-home treatments can provide noticeable results at a fraction of the cost of a professional treatment. With the right products, your skin will be softer, smoother, and more even toned after every use. Once your skin has been properly exfoliated with microdermabrasion products, your serum and moisturizer will work more effectively because they will be more easily and evenly absorbed by the skin.</p> <h2>What Are Microdermabrasion Products?</h2> <p>Microdermabrasion products are a skincare and anti-aging must-have that can exfoliate the top layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells and increase cell turnover. It works by bringing oxygen to the surface of the skin to stimulate circulation. This will help you achieve softer, firmer, brighter, and younger looking skin, and can also leave you with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes.</p> <h2>Top 5 Microdermabrasion Products</h2> <h3>PMD Personal Microderm System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NQRPFO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005NQRPFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UVGV7T3ZTPZTKASM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pmd.jpg" width="208" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NQRPFO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005NQRPFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UVGV7T3ZTPZTKASM">PMD Personal Microderm System</a> can provide extreme results in a short period of time, similar to what you&rsquo;d find at the dermatologist or aesthetician. The system utilizes the same Aluminum Oxide crystals that you would find at your dermatologist&rsquo;s office. The handheld tool uses a vacuum action to gently pull skin towards the patented spinning discs. It will remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, leaving your skin softer, smoother, stronger, and more youthful looking. It can reduce blemishes, fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles, even your skin tone, and stimulate the body&rsquo;s production of collagen and elastin. It works on all skin types and you will be able to see a difference after every use.</p> <p>The system includes different exfoliating discs for sensitive and normal skin, as well as a training disc that you can use to prep your skin. It also includes instructions and a helpful DVD so that you can master the tool in no time. The system can also be used on the body, which makes it a better deal.</p> <p>This is the most expensive option on our list, for good reason. It is recommended by doctors, dermatologists, beauty mavens, and even Dr. Oz. Everyone seems to love this handy tool. Dr. Oz recommends that women over age 40 add this step to their weekly skincare routine, instead of opting for Botox. It was also featured on <em>Good Morning America</em> and is one of Total Beauty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; and top-rated beauty products. Once you have purchased the system, you can purchase <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OYG18O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003OYG18O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TX4JTUAAFLS5NG4A">affordable refills</a> going forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NQRPFO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005NQRPFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UVGV7T3ZTPZTKASM"><em>Currently $159.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYA5E1O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CYA5E1O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UFNGFWQJ3BRMTCQ2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/prox.jpg" width="210" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYA5E1O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CYA5E1O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UFNGFWQJ3BRMTCQ2">Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System</a> is a five-piece system that includes the bestselling Olay Pro-X facial brush, with the addition of a gentle self-heating thermal crystal polisher (to be used twice a week) and an anti-aging exfoliating renewal cleanser (for daily cleansing). It also includes a soft microdermabrasion foam head and a daily facial cleansing brush. It even includes the two AA batteries you need to start using the system right away. The dermatologist-designed microdermabrasion and cleansing system promises to provide clinical results that you would expect from the dermatologist, all from home. The set will leave you with softer, smoother, brighter, more youthful looking skin. It can also reduce the appearance of pores, blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness. It promises to transform the appearance of your skin and provide instant results. In fact, after only five uses, over 90% of users report a visible improvement in the appearance of their skin.</p> <p>The waterproof brush has three speeds so you can customize it to fit your facial care needs. Along with deep cleaning your skin, it can also exfoliate 700% better and polish away dull, dry patches for more radiant skin. The brush itself is commonly compared to Clarisonic and is very effective at cleansing and exfoliating the skin. The treatment has a pleasant scent that reviewers described as a cross between citrus and floral. The exfoliating setting and scrub can be used up to twice a week, while the daily advanced cleanser and soft brush head can be used everyday.</p> <p>Many reviewers call this a wonder product because it will leave your skin softer, more even, and more radiant than ever before. It is one of Total Beauty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; and top-rated beauty products. It is also Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in facial microdermabrasion products, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon, and backed by more than 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYA5E1O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CYA5E1O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UFNGFWQJ3BRMTCQ2"><em>Currently $29.47 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZD2M6I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004ZD2M6I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6F3T553QMSTM4M2N"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_2.jpg" width="162" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZD2M6I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004ZD2M6I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6F3T553QMSTM4M2N">Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System</a> includes a powerful microdermabrasion applicator and a one month supply of rejuvenating puffs. To use the system, a textured scrub pad is attached to the handheld battery operated device to thoroughly scrub and exfoliate the skin. It uses a combination of ultra-fine exfoliating crystals, mild purifiers, and micro-vibrations to reduce the appearance of pores, blemishes, wrinkles, and dark spots, while improving the skin&rsquo;s texture and radiance.</p> <p>It also contains glycerin, so your skin will feel softer and smoother after use. In fact, some reviewers found that they don&rsquo;t even need to use lotion after using this because it leaves their skin feeling moisturized after every use. The vibrating applicator has two speed settings, so you can properly exfoliate each area of your face. It is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. It will leave you with softer, smoother, firmer, younger looking skin after every use.</p> <p>This system is clinically proven to provide the same results as a professional microdermabrasion treatment from your dermatologist. Most reviewers found noticeable results after the first use. In fact, Neutrogena promises that you will see softer, more luminous skin instantly, and with continued use, you&rsquo;ll find firmer, more youthful looking skin with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It can be used three times a week in place of your scrub to boost circulation and oxygen flow, increase cell turnover, and enhance blood flow. Once you have purchased the system, you can purchase <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTH0O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTH0O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=K46RTWCYGWX5RFXB">affordable pre-dosed puff refills</a> going forward. The system has stellar online reviews, is an Amazon bestseller, and backed by more than 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZD2M6I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004ZD2M6I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6F3T553QMSTM4M2N"><em>Currently $19.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LU2J7BK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LU2J7BK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DQ5ZPQ6OO3SFHTI3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mary%20kay_0.jpg" width="189" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LU2J7BK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LU2J7BK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DQ5ZPQ6OO3SFHTI3">Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set</a> is a two-step system that includes two effective products: &ldquo;Refine&rdquo; and &ldquo;Replenish.&rdquo; The Refine step will leave your skin silky smooth and glowing from within. It uses the same professional exfoliating crystals that you will find at a dermatologist&rsquo;s office. It can instantly remove dry skin and help reduce the appearance of blemishes and dark spots. It can help fight fine lines, reduce pores, and leave your skin looking softer, smoother, and more youthful. It can be used every three days to reduce acne and fine lines, and leave you with more flawless-looking skin. It is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, because it is gentle yet powerful.</p> <p>The Replenish step is a microdermabrasion serum that is meant to be used as the second step in the kit, but is powerful enough to stand on its own. It contains vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-irritants to soothe the skin and bring it back into balance. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and looking youthful. It also aids in the rejuvenation process and will protect your skin from environmental damage. It can be used daily because it is very light, unscented, and has no irritants.</p> <p>The set offers instant results, so you will see a noticeable change after every use. In fact, after only one week of use, 85% of users saw improvement in skin texture, 73% saw fewer fine lines, and 71% saw smaller-looking pores. It has stellar reviews online and is one of Total Beauty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; and top-rated beauty products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LU2J7BK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LU2J7BK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DQ5ZPQ6OO3SFHTI3"><em>Currently $39.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>No7 Total Renewal Microdermabrasion Exfoliator</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N5IORC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001N5IORC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZBAGOADVMT5ETWT2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/no7.jpg" width="125" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you are a fan of Boots No 7 skincare and makeup lines, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N5IORC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001N5IORC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZBAGOADVMT5ETWT2">No7 Total Renewal Microdermabrasion Exfoliator</a> won&rsquo;t disappoint. The exfoliating cream scrub is a water and mineral oil-based, fragrance free formula, so it is gentle enough for most skin types, even dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. However, the hypoallergenic exfoliator is very effective, thanks to the use of Aluminum Oxide crystals, which is what you would find at your dermatologist&rsquo;s office. It can smooth, polish, and refine skin, removing dull skin cells to leave your skin instantly more radiant. The intensive anti-aging treatment will leave your skin looking softer, smoother, and brighter after every use. In fact, it promises to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots after only four treatments.</p> <p>In most cases, the dermatologically-tested treatment should be used up to three times per week. It has stellar reviews online and is an Amazon best seller. It is also frequently recommended by skincare professionals and is one of Total Beauty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; and top-rated beauty products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N5IORC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001N5IORC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZBAGOADVMT5ETWT2"><em>Currently $19.65 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best microdermabrasion products. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-microdermabrasion-products">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products microdermabrasion product reviews skin products skincare Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1656573 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Brushes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-brushes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-brushes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_facial_brush_000048400272.jpg" alt="Woman using best facial cleansing brushes for clear skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A facial cleansing brush can give you a better clean, with less work. All you need to do is apply a small amount of cleanser to your skin, turn on the brush, gently move it around your face for about one minute, and let it do all the work. It can stimulate and deep clean the skin, which allows your cleansers, moisturizers, and anti-aging products to work more quickly and efficiently.</p> <h2>What Is a Facial Cleansing Brush?</h2> <p>A facial cleansing brush is a rotating brush that can gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin in less time. It can take your daily cleansing routine to the next level. It can deep clean pores, remove makeup, and leave you with clean, smooth skin. It is important to replace the brush heads every three months for the best results.</p> <h2>Top 5 Facial Cleansing Brushes</h2> <h3>Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System with Facial Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043OYFKU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0043OYFKU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UQEFWH5ETULYXH7Y"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay%20prox.jpg" width="133" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043OYFKU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0043OYFKU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UQEFWH5ETULYXH7Y">Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System</a> is ideal for all skin types. The system includes a two-speed rotating facial cleansing brush and an anti-aging exfoliating renewal cleanser. The system offers daily deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, and can even remove stubborn makeup. The dermatologist-formulated and tested system promises to deliver noticeable results. The effective system is easy to use and gently moves around the face, so it is ideal for daily cleansing. The compact brush is water-resistant, so you can use it in the shower. The lathering cleanser can improve skin texture and smooth the skin. Once you use up the cleanser, you can continue using the brush with your regular daily face wash.</p> <p>This runs on two AA batteries, which are included. It is backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee. Good Housekeeping and Refinery 29 selected it as the best facial brush, and it has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,800 five-star reviews on Amazon. In fact, many reviewers claim that it works just as well as the Clarisonic brush, at a fraction of the cost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043OYFKU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0043OYFKU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UQEFWH5ETULYXH7Y"><em>Currently $21.01 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Proactiv+ Deep Cleansing Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZH05X14/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00ZH05X14&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVIHACQDMTRTKN7I"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/proactiv%20brush.jpg" width="108" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZH05X14/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00ZH05X14&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVIHACQDMTRTKN7I">Proactiv+ Deep Cleansing Brush</a> is ideal for all skin types, regardless of whether or not you use the Proactiv system. The cordless rotating brush features continuous 360-degree rotation, two speeds, and long, soft, tapered bristles. It can remove dirt, oil, and makeup, exfoliate away dead skin cells, deep clean your pores, and leave your skin softer, smoother, and more radiant. The effective exfoliating tool is easy to use and will stop rotating if you press it onto the skin too hard. It is designed for acne-prone skin and can improve the condition of your acne with continued use. It is water-resistant and can be used in the shower. It is ideal for all skin types and can be used every day.</p> <p>It is powered by two batteries, which are included with the brush. It has outstanding reviews online and is recommended by a number of publications, including NY Mag.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZH05X14/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00ZH05X14&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SVIHACQDMTRTKN7I"><em>Currently $39.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LPEO696/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LPEO696&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DIB3CFFINEBCLGD7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/clarisonic.jpg" width="245" height="146" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LPEO696/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LPEO696&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DIB3CFFINEBCLGD7">Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System</a> can cleanse the skin six times better than hands alone. The one-speed brush will leave skin softer, smoother, and more radiant with continued use. It can fight acne, reduce pore size, and deep clean the skin without irritating it. The patented sonic technology allows the brush to oscillate back and forth at more than 300 movements per second. The ultra-compact brush is waterproof, so you can enjoy gentle, yet thorough, cleansing in the shower. It includes a sensitive brush head and a refreshing gel cleanser, comes in a variety of colors, and is backed by a one-year warranty. It is ideal for all skin types and can be used twice daily. Once you use up the gel cleanser, you can continue using the brush with your regular daily cleanser.</p> <p>The included travel-friendly charger powers it, and each charge should last 20 days. It is one of Amazon&rsquo;s best sellers and has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 500 five-star reviews on Birchbox. You can choose from a number of interchangeable brush heads, including normal, sensitive, acne prone, deep pore, and more so that you can customize the product to meet your skin care needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LPEO696/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LPEO696&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DIB3CFFINEBCLGD7"><em>Currently $98.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid! Powered Contour Cleansing System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GEUPDS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009GEUPDS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TXXRCIBBMJ7VWOKZ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay%20fresh.jpg" width="151" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GEUPDS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009GEUPDS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TXXRCIBBMJ7VWOKZ">Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid! Powered Contour Cleansing System</a> includes a contour brush and shine minimizing cleanser. This promises to power through dirt, oil, and makeup, providing a 400% better clean. The small brush features a unique triangular design for deep cleansing in and around the facial contours, the T-zone, nose, hairline, and hard-to-reach places. The flexible rubber bristles are very soft and will gently, and effectively cleanse your skin. This results in less acne, smaller pores, and softer, clearer, shine-free skin. The ultra-compact brush is waterproof, so it can be used in the shower. It is effective, easy to use, and ideal for all skin types, particularly oily skin. The cleanser is effective and smells great. Once you use up the cleanser, you can continue using the brush with your regular daily cleanser.</p> <p>It is powered off one AAA battery, which is included in the system. This is the most affordable option on our list and includes the brush, cleanser, and battery, so you won&rsquo;t find a better deal. It is also backed by a satisfaction guarantee, so you are bound to be satisfied. It was also selected as the best facial cleansing brush by Consumer Search and Real Simple, and recommended by NY Mag. It is commonly compared to the popular DDF cleansing brush and offers results far superior to anything in its price range.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GEUPDS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009GEUPDS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TXXRCIBBMJ7VWOKZ"><em>Currently $5.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pixnor Facial Brush 7-in-1 Facial Massager</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKDUARQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00TKDUARQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VQN2PZ3WYXTXDSRI"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pixnor.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>There are a variety of affordable cleansing brushes on Amazon that are backed by outstanding reviews, namely Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling facial cleansing brush, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKDUARQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00TKDUARQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VQN2PZ3WYXTXDSRI">Pixnor Facial Brush 7-in-1 Facial Massager Face Brush</a>. The compact, lightweight facial brush includes seven different rotating heads to meet all your cleansing and exfoliating needs. The advanced cleansing system is extremely effective and easy to use. It features two speeds to gently, thoroughly cleanse the skin. It can remove dirt, oil, and makeup, fight acne, increase circulation, exfoliate dead skin cells, and reduce the size of your pores.</p> <p>It is powered by two AA batteries (not included) and is available in two colors. This is one of the &ldquo;Most Wished For&rdquo; items on Amazon and has nearly 1,100 five-star reviews on Amazon. This brush set is a steal, especially when you consider that many reviewers compare it to brushes that are nearly 10 times the price. If you&rsquo;d like something that can work on both the face and body, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PYK2UI6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00PYK2UI6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2LJ57LEL3KA2XSYN">Skin Cleansing FACE and BODY BRUSH Microdermabrasion Exfoliator System by ESS</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKDUARQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00TKDUARQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VQN2PZ3WYXTXDSRI"><em>Currently $12.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best facial cleansing brushes. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-brushes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners">The 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty 5 best beauty products face cleansers facial cleaning brushes product reviews skincare Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1648122 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_face_wipes_000044370648.jpg" alt="Woman using best facial cleansing wipes for clear skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facial cleansing wipes make it easy to keep your skin clean and refreshed. They can remove any trace of dirt, oil, or makeup with just a swipe. They are great to use at the end of a long day, after a workout, or when you need a midday pick-me-up, so you may want to keep a pack in your purse, gym bag, travel bag, car, nightstand, and desk. There are different types of facial wipes for different skin types, so you can find the perfect one to suit your skin care needs.</p> <h2>What Is a Facial Cleansing Wipe?</h2> <p>Facial cleansing wipes are pre-packaged, pre-moistened disposable wipes. You can quickly wipe your face clean with one of these towelettes, no matter how tired or lazy you may feel after a long day. Face wipes can remove dirt, oil, and even stubborn makeup.</p> <h2>Top 5 Facial Cleansing Wipes</h2> <h3>Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/simple_1.jpg" width="220" height="158" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a safe, natural product for your skin that can also provide a thorough clean, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N">Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes</a> are for you. These are the towelettes that all others are compared to. They have no harsh chemicals, artificial perfumes, or dyes that can upset your skin. Instead, they are made with triple purified water and beneficial ingredients. The all-natural wipes have pro-vitamin B5 to hydrate and improve the condition of your skin. The lotion-like formula contains glycerin and mango extract to help hydrate the skin while thoroughly removing dirt, makeup, and oil. The hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, fragrance-free wipes are free of irritants and won&rsquo;t strip skin of its natural oils. The soft cloths can remove dirt, oil, and even stubborn makeup (like waterproof mascara) with the gentlest swipe.</p> <p>They are gentle enough for all skin types (including sensitive skin), but have excellent cleansing ability. Your skin will be left feeling clean and refreshed, never dry, sticky, greasy, or taut. These wipes are the top choice on Consumer Search, an Amazon bestseller, and recommended by Allure, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Total Beauty, and PopSugar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N"><em>Currently $3.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay%204.jpg" width="155" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP">Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths</a> have the power of a cleanser, toner, scrub, and mask in one. The fragrance-free textured cloths combine a soap-free lather with vitamin E and gentle Olay conditioners to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished after every cleansing. They are gentle on skin, but can remove dirt, oil, and makeup effectively. One side of the cloth cleanses, while the other exfoliates. They can help you achieve a better clean with two different sides to the cloths. In fact, it promises to smooth skin texture in less than one week. However, you will need to rinse your face after using them.</p> <p>The wipes are gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The dermatologist-tested wipes are one of Consumer Search&rsquo;s top picks, an Amazon bestseller, and recommended by Huffington Post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP"><em>Currently $9.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena%20makeup.jpg" width="200" height="165" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C">Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</a> are ideal if you are looking for a thorough clean, want to remove your makeup, or have acne-prone skin. They can dissolve dirt and oil and remove waterproof mascara with a gentle swipe. They tend to be wetter than most wipes, so they will more easily glide over the face. The ultra-soft cloths leave behind a fresh, clean scent, with no stickiness or residue.</p> <p>The alcohol-free, dermatologist-tested wipes are ideal for all skin types and are even gentle enough for sensitive skin and eyes. They are an Amazon bestseller, an Allure &ldquo;Readers&rsquo; Choice&rdquo; and &ldquo;Best of Beauty&quot; winner, and recommended by Total Beauty and Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C"><em>Currently $4.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes With Cotton Extract</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/burts%20bees%20wipes.jpg" width="167" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S">Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes With Cotton Extract</a> are designed to cleanse, tone, and moisturize the skin in one easy step. The fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested wipes can remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin. These natural, hypoallergenic wipes are ideal for sensitive skin because they have no fragrance or harmful ingredients. Your skin will feel softer, refreshed, and more moisturized after using these ultra-soft cloths, thanks to cotton extract, rice extract, and aloe. They can also calm redness and tone your skin.</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t like this scent, consider Burt&rsquo;s Bees&rsquo; other cleansing towelettes, including White Tea, Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber and Sage, and Peach Exfoliating. The wipes are an Amazon bestseller and recommended by PopSugar, Cosmopolitan, Total Beauty, and Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S"><em>Currently $5.09 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ponds.jpg" width="155" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4">Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes</a> can give your face a deep clean, removing every trace of dirt, oil, and stubborn makeup. The soft, textured towelettes leave no sticky or greasy film on your skin. In fact, they will leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and refreshed, thanks to vitamin E and a triple antioxidant complex.</p> <p>The hypoallergenic dermatologist-tested wipes work on all skin types, including sensitive skin. They are an Amazon bestseller and recommended by Allure and Total Beauty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4"><em>Currently $8.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best facial cleansing wipes. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-oil-absorbing-sheets">The 5 Best Oil Absorbing Sheets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-microdermabrasion-products">The 5 Best Microdermabrasion Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners">The 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products face wipes facial wipes makeup remover product reviews skincare Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639533 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Beauty Mistakes That May Be Ruining Your Skin http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_using_beauty_products_000054756944.jpg" alt="Woman making beauty mistakes that are ruining her skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's happened to the best of us. You hear a rumor about an awesome &quot;home&quot; beauty treatment and next thing you know, you're putting toothpaste on your face. What harm could it do? Actually, putting random things on your skin can damage it unintentionally. And there are all sorts of skin mistakes most of us make on a regular basis that can be easily avoided. Check out some of the top <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">beauty mistakes</a> that may be preventing your skin from reaching its full potential.</p> <h2>1. Not Wearing Sunscreen</h2> <p>The sun is the number one cause of skin wrinkles and aging, as well as a primary cause of most <a href="http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb/understanding-uva-and-uvb">skin cancers</a>, including deadly melanoma. A lot of the sun damage sustained by your skin won't show up until later in life, when it is much harder to prevent and reverse the damage. So if you're interested in flawless, ageless, and healthy skin when you're older, it's best to make a habit of using sunscreen now. Look for at least an SPF30 broad-spectrum sunscreen, and apply it liberally.</p> <p>Remember, sunscreen ingredients become less effective over time &mdash; chemical sunscreens degrade in the sun, and physical sunscreens can get rubbed off &mdash; so reapply every couple of hours if you're outside. And no, the SPF in your foundation or BB cream isn't enough. You aren't likely to apply enough makeup to get the advertised SPF rating.</p> <h2>2. Not Removing Your Makeup</h2> <p>I'm not just talking about falling asleep with a face full of makeup. You actually need to use a makeup removing product <em>before </em>you even cleanse your face. Most cleansers are not formulated to remove makeup (and if they are, they are too harsh for your skin &mdash; see the next point below). Once I started removing my makeup before cleansing (or &quot;double-cleansing&quot;), I saw an immediate and drastic improvement in my skin texture. Having makeup residue clogging your pores can prompt breakouts even long past your hormonal teen years.</p> <p>I now enjoy using a gentle cleansing oil (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UE60E0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001UE60E0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=Q264CG4OOTUOC4YP">DHC Cleansing Oil</a> is my favorite) that emulsifies and rinses off cleanly. Balms (such as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WN6N56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000WN6N56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=JXRS2AIYGWAG2ZH2">Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm</a>), two-phase makeup removers, and micellar water (like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D47VIHA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00D47VIHA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=C4EQNNXDHZBGYQQQ">Bioderma</a>) are also popular. The important thing is that the remover takes your makeup off effectively and doesn't irritate your skin.</p> <p>Once your makeup is gone, all you need is a super gentle cleanser to remove any leftover traces. Which leads me to my next point&hellip;</p> <h2>3. Using a Too-Harsh or High-pH Cleanser</h2> <p>Remember learning about pH way back in high school? The higher the number, the more alkaline (or basic) the solution, and the lower the number, the more acidic the solution. Your skin's pH is ideally at an average of 5.5, which is slightly acidic. The natural oils and acids of your skin create a fragile but oh-so-important barrier called the acid mantle. This thin barrier keeps bacteria and other contaminants out of your skin, keeps your skin soft and supple, and protects the moisture barrier function of your skin, keeping water in.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many of us are destroying our skin's natural barrier every time we cleanse. Many harsh surfactants used in foaming cleansers, such as <em>sodium laureth sulfate</em>, have extremely high pH. They are super effective cleansers, but they also strip the natural oils from your skin, raise the pH of your skin, and damage the acid mantle. Acne, eczema, general irritation, and sensitivity may result.</p> <p>Ever had that squeaky-clean feeling after you cleansed? That's a sure sign that you've stripped the important oils from your skin. Want to learn more? This post by Skin &amp; Tonics goes in-depth about the <a href="http://skinandtonics.com/the-importance-of-fatty-acids-ph-moisture-barrier-how-i-eliminated-my-acne-decreased-my-skin-sensitivity/">importance of skin pH</a>.</p> <p>In practical terms, look for cleansers that don't deviate too far from a pH of 5.5. Cleansers from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;fst=as%3Aoff&amp;keywords=sebamed&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;qid=1432307104&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060901%2Ck%3Asebamed&amp;rnid=11055981&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=2CESH3JWGUUOTL7M">Sebamed </a>and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;fst=as%3Aoff&amp;keywords=paula%27s%20choice&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;qid=1432307134&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060451%2Cn%3A11060711%2Cn%3A11060901%2Cn%3A7730193011%2Ck%3Apaula%27s%20choice&amp;rnid=11055981&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=SWRTFLK6YPCEOAVQ">Paula's Choice</a>, as well as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YMJJSK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003YMJJSK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=UIVLYHS7XUVJXPV3">Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I4BUV06/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00I4BUV06&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=MHHSJ4XXKD4YCGKM">Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Cleanser</a>, are supposed to be at or very close to pH 5.5. Non-foaming cleansers are less likely to strip your skin, but even lotion, cream, and gel cleansers can have too high of a pH. Listen to your skin. It should not feel tight, dry, or itchy after washing.</p> <h2>4. Using Harsh Scrubs</h2> <p>Speaking of disrupting your skin's moisture barrier &mdash; one of the worst things you can do to your skin is to scrub it with a harsh physical exfoliator. Please, please, please, for the love of Bob, put down that apricot scrub! If the exfoliating particles are jagged or uneven, they can cause micro-tears in your skin. Even smaller particles, like sugar or microbeads, can be problematic because most people don't use them gently enough (microbeads are also dangerous to wildlife, so I'd skip it). Over-exfoliating can further disrupt your moisture barrier, causing dry, flaking, peeling, reddened skin that is vulnerable to infection.</p> <p>There are gentle ways to exfoliate out there. I personally love using a gentle enzyme powder exfoliator (the powders by <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VBG7J0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001VBG7J0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=7U7OBJVZXCYI3BIO">Amore Pacific</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA6MRI4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00IA6MRI4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WQGEJJXX6Q7PDBO3">Tatcha</a> are readily available but they are pricey; try this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ16W9Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00MQ16W9Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=KME25Z2MHRP3TVEN">Murad Transforming Powder Cleanser &amp; Exfoliator</a> instead). A peeling gel such as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ABLKK2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001ABLKK2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=AON2NFQD73O4FS4P">Cure Natural Aqua Gel</a> or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00APVZ7HA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00APVZ7HA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WY5JG3RADH3T3FLM">Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Gel</a> is a very gentle exfoliating alternative. Chemical exfoliators, like AHA and BHA, are also good options, but you have to be careful not to overdo them, either.</p> <p>The simplest and cheapest way to exfoliate might be to simply use water and a muslin cloth or baby washcloth.</p> <h2>5. Drying Your Skin</h2> <p>So you've got the occasional breakout. The culprit has to be oil, right? So you should remove all the oil, right? <em>Wrong</em>. Acne can have many causes, but drying out your skin or blasting it with harsh chemicals is not the answer. Dry skin can't heal as well, and a compromised moisture barrier leaves your skin vulnerable to bacterial infection, making your skin problems even worse.</p> <p>If your skin feels dry and irritated, you may need to back off on the treatments and increase moisturizing. Products with hyaluronic acid will help put moisture back into your skin.</p> <h2>6. Trying Every Beauty DIY</h2> <p>I'm all for doing things yourself, but sometimes, putting the latest DIY concoction on the sensitive skin of your face might not be the best idea. A search on Pinterest turns up several DIY beauty ideas that could go terribly wrong. Using a baking soda mask (pH 9), for example, will strip your skin of its natural oils and disrupt the acid mantle. Just because baking soda is great for scrubbing your bathtub, and just because it is &quot;natural,&quot; doesn't mean you should put it on your face.</p> <p>Putting lemon juice on your face is another dangerous idea (acid burns, anyone?), and even great natural ingredients that are effective in properly formulated products, like tea tree oil and essential oils, can damage your skin. In addition, keeping a homemade concoction around for extended periods of time, without preservatives (yes, sometimes preservatives are a good thing), means that bacteria can grow in the product. Pretty gross, huh?</p> <p>I'm not saying don't DIY anything, but be discerning of anything you put on the sensitive skin of your face, and be sure to research the DIY product before jumping all in.</p> <h2>7. Taking a One-Size-Fits-All Approach</h2> <p>Skincare is such a personalized thing, it's a mistake to think what works for someone else will always work for you. For example, other people can use AHAs, BHAs, and acidic forms of vitamin C every day, but my skin can only tolerate them every few days, otherwise it gets itchy and sensitive. Other people can get away with one rich moisturizer, but my dehydrated skin does much better with various hydrating toners, serums, and light moisturizers layered over each other. Everyone's skin is different and your beauty routine will require customized tweaking.</p> <p>Listen to your skin. Treat it like a finicky lover who needs to be wooed in just the right way. Treated right, your skin will be healthy, beautiful, and loyally protective &mdash; love your skin, and it will love you back.</p> <p><em>What do you do to take care of your skin?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-beauty-be-this-basic">Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20">10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty cleansers makeup skincare soap sunscreen Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:13 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1454451 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10 http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_beauty_products_000060715770.jpg" alt="Woman using great brand name beauty buys under $10" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="145" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes, a small beauty purchase is enough to satiate that urge to try something new. If you're trying to keep your beauty budget on the low side, check out these 15 great brand name <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">beauty buys</a> for under $10.</p> <h2>1. Rosebud Salve</h2> <p>The classic <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009I4PRI4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009I4PRI4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=6MEV7AAJNDYKTSH3">Rosebud Salve</a> by Rosebud Perfume Co. is a cult favorite and retails at just $8. This super moisturizing rose-scented lip balm comes in a vintage-style tin and would be a cute addition to your makeup bag.</p> <h2>2. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover</h2> <p>Clinique's <a href="http://www.sephora.com/take-the-day-off-makeup-remover-for-lids-lashes-lips-P122735?skuId=1123116&amp;icid2=Travel_Size_TopLevel_sku_grid_P122735_link">eye and lip makeup remover</a> is my favorite no-tug eye makeup remover. It just melts everything off without rubbing. This travel size 1.69oz bottle ($10) is easy to throw in your carry-on for all the fun trips you'll be taking this summer and is a great way to try the product out. (Note: I've actually gotten this trial size bottle as a sample for free at Clinique counters before. It doesn't hurt to ask!)</p> <h2>3. Sheet Masks</h2> <p>I'm a huge fan of ultra-moisturizing sheet masks for delivering a concentrated punch of hydration to your skin. They're perfect for moisturizing and brightening before a big event, and they're very affordable. Try <a href="http://www.sephora.com/water-replenishment-cotton-sheet-mask-P391363?skuId=1622455">Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask</a>, one of my favorites, for $7.50, <a href="http://www.sephora.com/brightening-face-mask-P386020?skuId=1608108">Karuna Brightening Face Mask</a> for $8, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=TONYMOLY%20I%27m%20Real%20Mask%20Sheet&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060451%2Cn%3A11060711%2Cn%3A11060901%2Ck%3ATONYMOLY%20I%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99m%20Real%20Mask%20Sheet&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=node%3D11060901&amp;linkId=RBIMC4JFISOUNXJ5">TONYMOLY I'm Real Mask Sheet</a> for $4&ndash;$9, or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;high-price=9&amp;keywords=mizon%20ampoule%20essential%20sheet%20mask&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;low-price=&amp;qid=1433949672&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Ck%3Amizon%20ampoule%20essential%20sheet%20mask&amp;rnid=386662011&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;x=8&amp;y=15&amp;linkId=IK67LIDDFMV66JBG">Mizon Ampoule Essential Sheet Mask</a> for $4.33&ndash;$8.50.</p> <h2>4. Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush</h2> <p>The Sonia Kashuk brand collaboration with Target is a great source for good quality cosmetics at affordable prices. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WFQBWRC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00WFQBWRC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=TL2K6XIMKQJMFQOP">Sonia Kashuk creme blush</a> gives a great natural finish for around $7&ndash;$9.79, a third of the price of many higher-end brands, with comparable quality.</p> <h2>5. Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes</h2> <p>These gentle, vegan, all-natural <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IMK5BNG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00IMK5BNG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=KGS2YL3NOZBUHIGB">Pacifica cleansing wipes</a> are perfect for those days you want to just fall into bed, and don't have the energy to go through an entire cleansing routine. This $6.95 package of wipes is free of harsh surfactants and includes naturally exfoliating papaya enzymes, leaving your skin soft and not dried out.</p> <h2>6. Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cleansing Oil</h2> <p>I love using emulsifying oils to remove makeup. This travel size <a href="http://www.sephora.com/makeup-breakup-cool-cleansing-oil-P254604?skuId=1653518&amp;icid2=TravelSize_TopLevel_Travel_Checklist_Carousel_p254604_link#pdp-reviews">Boscia cleansing oil</a> ($10) removes your makeup and rinses clean, leaving your skin soft and refreshed. This small size is enough for you to determine if it's really a product you like and is a great way to try an oil cleanser if you've never taken the leap.</p> <h2>7. As I Am Coconut Cowash</h2> <p>Have you tried cleansing conditioners yet? These specially formulated conditioners cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping your hair of its moisture and natural oils. If you find that regular shampoo is drying out your hair, a &quot;cowash&quot; (cleansing conditioner) like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00641UCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00641UCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=TWASQZVWISR7H56N">As I Am Coconut Cowash</a> ($6.79) might help.</p> <h2>8. Pixi Fairy Dust</h2> <p>I love Pixi's innovative cosmetic products. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RKBHOCO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00RKBHOCO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=UEX3TZQR6MU5FDPK">Fairy Dust eyeshadow</a>, for $10, is a unique powder eyeshadow that you apply with a sponge applicator. It wears well, is foolproof to apply, and feels super light.</p> <h2>9. Zoya Nail Polish</h2> <p>I really love Zoya's vegan, natural, colorful <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HX1VCQA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00HX1VCQA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=G4P2Y2PHYZCN2QZZ">nail polishes</a>. Although they are &quot;5-Free,&quot; free of five toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde resin, toluene, and others, Zoya's nail polishes are also easy to apply and long lasting. At $8.87, they cost a bit more than most drugstore nail polishes, but are still definitely affordable.</p> <h2>10. Ecotools Bamboo Brush Set</h2> <p>At about $9, this compact set of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=ecotools%20brushes&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=ZJI74JGIWYYQ2YPL">Ecotools brushes</a> is a great starter or travel set. Ecotools' bamboo brushes have a reputation for being high quality but very affordable.</p> <h2>11. Konjac Sponge</h2> <p>These soft, all-natural, facial cleansing sponges have been exploding in popularity lately. Used with a bit of foaming cleanser, they create a rich lather and are perfect for gently cleansing and exfoliating your skin. You can find various brands of konjac sponges ranging from $1 to $20, but your best bet is a mid-range brand like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1M0XCG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00B1M0XCG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=IP63DGFYYQFP3SKU">My Konjac Sponge</a>, $10.</p> <h2>12. Honest Co. Conditioning Mist</h2> <p>We're big fans of The Honest Company at our house: the whole family uses the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner daily. Recently, I've really loved using the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVT9WH6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00LVT9WH6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=LQQ5AFBMBNU75MTZ">Honest Co. Conditioning Mist </a>($5.99) both on myself and my daughter. It's perfect for detangling, taming flyaways, and giving soft texture to the hair without weighing it down. The ingredient list contains some great natural ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, quinoa protein, and few fillers. It also smells delicious.</p> <h2>13. SheaMoisture Argan Oil and Raw Shea Hand and Body Scrub</h2> <p>SheaMoisture products tend to have great ingredient lists and the <a href="http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6430453">argan oil body scrub</a> ($10) is no exception. This luxurious body scrub leaves your skin super smooth and moisturized, and the ingredient list contains quality oils and few fillers (the top four ingredients are sugar, shea butter, safflower oil, and argan oil).</p> <h2>14. Ipsy Glam Bag</h2> <p>For $10 a month, you can subscribe to the <a href="https://www.ipsy.com/">Ipsy Glam Bag</a>, a beauty subscription service that sends you a bag full of deluxe samples (and sometimes full size items) up to $50 in value. It's a great way to sample some brand name items without paying full price. If you find you're constantly making impulse buys at the makeup counter just to try something new, perhaps you'd be willing to contain your habit to the monthly Ipsy bag and save some money.</p> <h2>15. Birchbox</h2> <p>Ipsy's main competitor, <a href="https://www.birchbox.com/">Birchbox</a>, also offers a monthly beauty subscription box for $10. Like Ipsy, it offers a great way to sample brand name products at a low price. It tends to offer more skincare products than Ipsy, which focuses on makeup.</p> <p><em>What's your favorite affordable brand name product?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20">10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-eyebrow-pencils">The 5 Best Eyebrow Pencils</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-easy-ways-to-save-on-common-beauty-buys">12 Easy Ways to Save on Common Beauty Buys</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wantable-makeup-premium-cosmetics-at-a-bargain-price">Wantable Makeup: Premium Cosmetics at a Bargain Price</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping bargains cosmetics makeup skincare Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:13 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1455841 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20 http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_applying_makeup_000060162238.jpg" alt="Woman applying great brand name beauty buys under $20" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a self-avowed beauty product junkie, I constantly have to watch what I'm spending in order to stick to my monthly budget. Thankfully, these awesome beauty buys are all under $20, helping to stretch my product dollars a little further. Some of the following products are from brands that are staples at department and beauty stores, while others are from lesser-known, but high quality up-and-coming brands.</p> <h2>1. The Original BeautyBlender</h2> <p>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007K6C974/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007K6C974&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=JAZYX6U2CU5XSFDF">BeautyBlender</a>, a tapered, egg-shaped sponge, will revolutionize your makeup application, allowing for perfect blending and a smooth finish to your foundation or BB cream. The patented sponge material doesn't absorb too much product, and can be used dry or damp to optimize application. The tapered tip is perfect for getting into those hard-to-reach areas such as around the eyes and nose. I've tried other BeautyBlender imitators, and few of them come close to the real thing. They either absorb too much product or just don't feel comfortable in the hand. Retailing around $19.95, it's a reasonably affordable way to get the look of flawless skin.</p> <h2>2. Stila Stay-All-Day Waterproof Liquid Liner</h2> <p>Stila's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031NNE56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0031NNE56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=7SPPQ5TXIX5GJ6QR">liquid eyeliner</a> has been a mainstay in the beauty industry and has long been considered one of Stila's highest quality products. Priced at $20, the felt-tip liner pen produces a smooth, precise line, that stays put all day whether you're attending a wedding or off-roading in the desert.</p> <h2>3. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer</h2> <p>Benefit's heavy-duty <a href="http://www.sephora.com/boi-ing-P1273?keyword=BENEFIT%20COSMETICS%20Boi-ing%20P1273&amp;skuId=1073980&amp;_requestid=37868">Boi-ing concealer</a> is effective for concealing dark circles, redness, and pretty much anything else on your face. It has tremendous sticking power with minimal creasing, especially under the eyes. It can go on a little thick, which is both a strength and a weakness &mdash; it's great at concealing blemishes, but needs to be blended out well to prevent caking. If you're looking for an industrial-strength concealer, Benefit's Boi-ing might be the one, for $20.</p> <h2>4. Lorac PRO Eyeshadow Palette (Trio)</h2> <p>Lorac's super-pigmented eyeshadows top the list of beauty favorites everywhere. The finely-milled eyeshadows apply smoothly with plenty of color. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H90VLY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00H90VLY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=7AMDY6MW5PBSH2PV">Lorac PRO Trio Palette</a> is a great way to try the brand at only $15. It includes three complementary colors so you can build multiple looks, from natural to dramatic smoky eyes.</p> <h2>5. Real Techniques Makeup Brushes</h2> <p>So you love the look of professionally applied makeup but can't afford the cost of professional makeup brushes? Luckily, Real Techniques makeup brushes have a reputation for being excellent quality brushes at reasonable prices. Created by makeup artist and YouTube guru Samantha Chapman, the brushes are a favorite of makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and amateur makeup fans alike. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TSFBNK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004TSFBNK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=OKWMMDE4B2Q345QQ">Core Collection Set</a> or the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TSFE28/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004TSFE28&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=EJM2DMWGQQHQ3OF4">Starter Set</a> retail at about $18 each, and their other popular brushes, such as the blush brush and powder brush, sell for under $10.</p> <h2>6. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara</h2> <p><a href="http://www.sephora.com/lights-camera-lashes-P111902?skuId=862417">Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara</a> is one of eco-beauty brand Tarte's bestselling products. It creates long, lush lashes that last all day without clumping or flaking. Those with sensitive eyes will appreciate the lack of irritating ingredients and harsh chemicals in the formula, and the addition of olive esters which are supposed to condition your lashes. You can find it for around $20.</p> <h2>7. Everyday Minerals Powder Foundation</h2> <p>For sensitive skin, mineral makeup can be a great option, creating a natural finish without irritating the skin. <a href="https://www.everydayminerals.com/store/">Everyday Minerals</a> is a lesser-known brand that produces an excellent powder mineral foundation, rivaling more expensive brands, but without the markup. I dislike the look of heavy makeup, and the mineral powder effectively covers any flaws but still looks natural. A jar of their mineral foundation costs a mere $14. Order a <a href="https://www.everydayminerals.com/store/productkit/mineralmakeup/free/">free sample kit</a> to make sure you get the right shade (you just pay a reasonable shipping fee).</p> <h2>8. Missha All Around Safe Block Sun Milk</h2> <p>I would argue that the most important part of your beauty routine is your sunscreen. Sun damage is the <a href="https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/every-stage-of-life/adult-skin/what-causes-aging-skin">primary cause of premature aging</a> and skin discoloration, not to mention skin cancer. I've always avoided putting sunscreen on my face because most sunscreens made my face sticky and clogged my pores. That is, until I found <a href="http://www.misshaus.com/all-around-safe-block-soft-finish-sun-milk-spf-50-pa-r.html">Missha All Around Safe Block Sun Milk</a>, a sun &quot;essence&quot; that absorbs quickly, doesn't leave a white cast, and is absolutely non-sticky, all while providing SPF 50 broad spectrum coverage. It sits so perfectly under makeup, you won't even know it's there.</p> <p>Missha is one of the most recognized and popular cosmetic brands in Korea, and luckily for us, they have a stateside web presence where you can pick up this facial sunscreen for $18.</p> <h2>9. Dr Jart+ Water Replenishment Sheet Mask</h2> <p>Have you ever used a sheet mask? These convenient little packets contain a cotton mask soaked in a hydrating serum. You unfold the mask, place it on your face, and let the serum soak into your skin. It's a hydration bomb in 20 minutes, and is perfect for those days that you need a little extra glow. Dr Jart+ makes some of the best sheet masks I have ever tried. If you ever need to rescue dehydrated skin, pick up the <a href="http://www.sephora.com/water-replenishment-cotton-sheet-mask-P391363?skuId=1622455">Dr Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask</a>. While $7.50 seems a bit pricey for a one-use mask, your skin will thank you (and it's cheaper than a facial!). You can also make it go further by rubbing the excess serum onto your neck, arms, and legs.</p> <h2>10. Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum</h2> <p>Out of all my beauty products, vitamin C has done the most in giving me not just the appearance of, but actual flawless skin. Vitamin C is one of very few ingredients in the cosmetics world that has been proven to help in reducing wrinkles, evening out dark spots, reducing blemishes, and generally producing a brighter and younger-looking complexion. The most potent form of vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid, and its most effective concentration is 20% &mdash; and that's what you have in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G2TQNZ4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00G2TQNZ4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WW26S4V4PTM4JBRS">Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum</a> for the affordable price of $17.95.</p> <p>This serum is chock full of beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, which helps to moisturize your skin and boosts the effectiveness of the vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, a proven humectant that binds water to your skin. At this price, it's really worth a try.</p> <p><em>Do you have a favorite inexpensive beauty product? What under $20 beauty buy would you recommend?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-eyebrow-pencils">The 5 Best Eyebrow Pencils</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-easy-ways-to-save-on-common-beauty-buys">12 Easy Ways to Save on Common Beauty Buys</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners">The 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products cosmetics makeup skincare Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:24 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1409095 at http://www.wisebread.com Out of the Frying Pan: 24 Unusual Uses for Butter http://www.wisebread.com/out-of-the-frying-pan-24-unusual-uses-for-butter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/out-of-the-frying-pan-24-unusual-uses-for-butter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5202405894_cdc415cc57_z.jpg" alt="butter" title="butter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Butter, generally speaking, makes life better. It enhances the flavor of many of our favorite foods, acts as a delicious condiment, and is a staple in most desserts. But food isn&rsquo;t the only use for the amazing dairy product. Take a look at these unusual uses for butter. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paint-a-room-and-wash-your-face-more-uses-for-powdered-milk-than-you-ever-imagined">More Uses for Powdered Milk Than You Ever Imagined</a>)</p> <h3>1. Aid in Swallowing Pills</h3> <p>No need to worry if you&rsquo;re one of those people who has a hard time swallowing vitamins and other pills. Just coat the pill with a little butter, take a big gulp of water, and let that tablet slide right down!</p> <h3>2. Nourish Dry or Brittle Nails</h3> <p>If you suffer from dry or brittle nails, then grab a stick of butter, rub a dab onto each cuticle, don some cotton gloves overnight, and <em>voila!</em> The proteins from the butter help to strengthen the nails and prevent cracking.</p> <h3>3. Slice Through Sticky Foods</h3> <p>Don&rsquo;t you hate when you cut through a pan of brownies and by the third pass, the knife is caked with brownie scraps that make it nearly impossible to continue? Next time, coat your knife with butter first and then try cutting. Your knife will slice through pies, brownies, and other sticky foods.</p> <h3>4. Remove Sticky Residues</h3> <p>Have you ever gotten tree sap on a car before? It can be a pain to remove. <a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2006/10/tuesday-tip-strange-uses-for-butter.html">Apply butter to the sap</a> and rub with a soft cloth until it&rsquo;s gone. You can also help remove glue from your hands by first applying butter before washing too.</p> <h3>5. Grease a Creaky Door</h3> <p>Noisy doors can be annoying. With over <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/almost-2000-uses-for-a-can-of-wd-40-1">2,000 uses for WD-40</a>, you might find yourself fresh out of a can. No need for concern &mdash; just open up a stick of butter and generously rub it onto the hinges. Squeaky door be gone!</p> <h3>6. Prevent Moldy Cheese</h3> <p>If you don&rsquo;t use all of your hard cheese in one sitting, it&rsquo;s tempting to throw it in the fridge with a little baggie on it and call it good. Too often the cheese will begin to mold rather quickly. Rub a little butter on the exposed portion of the cheese, and it will form a tight seal that prevents the mold from growing.</p> <h3>7. Reduce Snow Shoveling Time</h3> <p>According to this article from <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/article/191124/10-uses-butter-267146.html">Yahoo!</a>, if you rub &frac14; cup of butter on a snow shovel, you will prevent the snow from sticking to the shovel. Thus you'll avoid the annoyance of having to always smack your shovel on the ground, which in theory reduces shoveling time.</p> <h3>8. Loosen a Stubborn Ring</h3> <p>Ever get a ring stuck on your finger? Instead of panicking, run to the fridge and grab the butter. Rub it liberally onto your finger, which should allow the ring to slip right off.</p> <h3>9. Soften Your Hands</h3> <p>The proteins and fats in butter act as a natural <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/homemade-lotion-recipes">moisturizer</a>. In the event you run out of <em>real</em> moisturizer, rub a little butter all over your hands (as long as you don&rsquo;t mind smelling like popcorn all day).</p> <h3>10. Remove Gum From Hair</h3> <p>If you have kids, then chances are you have done battle with bubble gum &mdash; either in the carpet or your child&rsquo;s hair. Rub butter all over the gummed hair and allow it to absorb. The gum should slide out without a fight.</p> <h3>11. Obtain a Close Shave</h3> <p>If you ran out of shaving cream and don&rsquo;t want to use soap, which can often dry out skin, try butter! Since butter is a great moisturizer, it can be a great shaving cream substitute since it won&rsquo;t dry your skin and will leave you feeling soft and smooth.</p> <h3>12. Remove Ink From Plastic</h3> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever accidentally marked up plastic with an ink pen or have had kids deface their Barbie dolls with Dad&rsquo;s new ballpoint, then grab the butter and rub it generously onto the plastic. Let it soak in for a bit. After that, the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/secret-homemade-stain-removers-that-kick-butt">ink stains</a> should wipe away easily.</p> <h3>13. Prevent Boil-Overs</h3> <p>Cooking pasta is fun, but if you don&rsquo;t keep your eye on the boiling noodles at all times, you could wind up with a boil-over and a mess to clean up. To prevent the noodles from erupting over the sides, put a pat or two of butter into the pot.</p> <h3>14. Condition Your Hair</h3> <p>Do you suffer from dry hair? Is your <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-hair-conditioners-you-can-make-at-home">conditioner</a> just not cutting it? Try saturating your hair with a little butter. The natural fats and proteins will help give a healthy shine to your hair and leave it feeling smooth.</p> <h3>15. Relieve Bad Rashes</h3> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a nasty rash, you may want to try coating it with butter a couple times a day. According to <a href="http://scienceglitz.blogspot.com/2012/02/unusual-uses-of-butter.html">this article</a>, you should wrap your rash in a bandage after the second coating, and after a few days you&rsquo;ll be all set.</p> <h3>16. Shine Up Your Leather</h3> <p>Are you looking to get your softball mitt into pre-season shape? Try rubbing the glove with a little butter to loosen up the fibers and give the old glove a nice shine. This trick can work on leather belts and shoes too.</p> <h3>17. Preserve Half-Used Onions</h3> <p>The other day I cut onion slices to throw on the grill. I only used half. Normally I would put a half-used onion into a baggie and placed it in the fridge knowing that in a day or two my poor onion would be shriveled and dehydrated. Not so anymore. Simply spread a bit of butter onto your onion and wrap it in foil to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-produce-workers-guide-to-storing-25-common-fruits-and-veggies">keep your onion fresher longer</a>.</p> <h3>18. Untangle a Knotted Necklace</h3> <p>If a tangled necklace is giving you fits, rub a little butter onto the entwined area and use a fork or other small pointed item to work out the kink.</p> <h3>19. Remove Watermarks From Wood</h3> <p>If you have condensation rings on your wood desk or other furniture, you can apply about a tablespoon of butter to the water mark and rub it into the wood. Allow it to sit overnight and wipe off the excess in the morning. The butter replaces lost moisture and restores the wood.</p> <h3>20. Massage Your Feet</h3> <p>If you need to appease those &ldquo;barking dogs,&rdquo; then grab a half stick of butter and apply a good portion to your feet. According to <a href="http://www.rd.com/home/7-super-uses-for-butter/">Reader&rsquo;s Digest</a>, if you wrap your feet in a warm, damp towel after you baste them in butter, they'll feel rejuvenated.</p> <h3>21. Revitalize an Old Candle</h3> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever pulled out an old candle from storage, you&rsquo;ll notice a white residue on it. If you take a bit of butter and rub the candle vigorously, you&rsquo;ll begin to dislodge the pale film and the butter will coat the candle to restore a nice glossy luster.</p> <h3>22. Distract Your Cat From Guests</h3> <p>If your cat gets a little anxious when people are around, then distract it with a pat of butter. Rub a small amount on the top of your kitty&rsquo;s paw and your feline will be more consumed with cleaning her paws than dealing with visitors.</p> <h3>23. Bring Out Your Artistic Side</h3> <p>For those who are much less practical and much more creative, you can always attempt a butter sculpture! Take a look at some of these <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/08/butter-sculptures-state-fairs-shawn-johnson-elvis-obama-mccain-jesus-vader.html">amazing butter sculpture creations</a>.</p> <h3>24. Accelerate a Heart Attack</h3> <p>As if we don&rsquo;t have enough possibilities to increase our health risks, you could always try <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32665106/ns/today-food/t/move-over-twinkies-deep-fried-butter-here/#.T0vjGYem-8A">deep fried butter</a>! Not only can you deep fry your Twinkies or your Oreos, now you can deep fry your butter for a &ldquo;delicious&rdquo; snack!</p> <p><em>What other uses for butter have you tried? </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jason-topp">Jason Topp</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/out-of-the-frying-pan-24-unusual-uses-for-butter">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/23-fantastic-uses-for-apples">23 Fantastic Uses for Apples</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kitchen-hacks-i-can-make-this-in-that">Kitchen Hacks: I Can Make This in That?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-create-your-dream-backyard-on-a-budget">How to Create Your Dream Backyard on a Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper">Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Food and Drink Home butter new uses for things skincare Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:36:21 +0000 Jason Topp 908468 at http://www.wisebread.com The Lazy Mom's Guide to Eczema Care http://www.wisebread.com/the-lazy-moms-guide-to-eczema-care <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-lazy-moms-guide-to-eczema-care" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000002877298XSmall.jpg" alt="eczema" title="eczema" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems there are as many views on how to treat kids' eczema as there are moms. Some moms carefully catalog everything the child has eaten in order to correlate foods with flare-ups. Others see the dermatologist regularly and fill prescriptions, while others rely on over-the-counter creams marketed specifically for the skin disorder.</p> <p>I'm extremely lazy, so at first I tried to avoid eczema care in the hopes that it would just go away. Or I would treat it with only the cream the doctor prescribed, and if we were out of town and didn't bring it, I would use nothing.</p> <p>Unfortunately, this approach led to my daughter developing some scars from scratching her eczema patches. I didn't know about them when they happened &mdash; they only show up as pale spots when her skin tans in the summer.</p> <p>(I know. Another dermatological no-no.)</p> <p>Here are the steps that work for our family to prevent flare-ups, make them go away as soon as possible, and prevent eczema from taking over our lives. One caveat: Our kid's eczema is mild to moderate. If your child has severe eczema, you probably want to ignore this and do whatever your specialist tells you to do. OK, really, everyone should listen to their doctor. But this is what works for us.</p> <h3>1. Try to find the one worst trigger food</h3> <p>You could avoid large categories of food that have <a href="http://www.foodintol.com/food_intolerance/cause_eczema.htm">reputations as eczema starters</a> &mdash; dairy, gluten, citrus. You could do the elimination diet. Maybe this is necessary for some cases, but for us I just noticed that Nutmeg's worst flare-ups came after we'd eaten sushi. At first we thought she might be sensitive to seafood, but with trial and error we realized that <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000853.htm">soy sauce</a> was her trigger. Living soy-free is pretty easy in America &mdash; at least living free of soy protein. I know a lot of processed foods contain <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecithin">soy lecithin</a>, but so far, this hasn't been a problem for her.</p> <h3>2. Rinse after offensive activities</h3> <p>You could discourage your kid from swimming in chlorinated pools or playing in <a href="http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/W/9339/31236.html">brush that might irritate her skin</a>. Or you could let her do whatever she wants and make sure she rinses off before bed. Besides, a shower or bath doubles as point three, and double-duty is a lazy mom's delight!</p> <h3>3. The 10-minute bath</h3> <p>We did see an allergy/asthma specialist just once about Nutmeg's eczema, and he gave us an instruction book with this helpful advice: Give your kid a 10-minute, <strong>warm</strong> bath or shower in the evening, followed by a pat-dry and the right moisturizer (see point four) within three minutes of getting out. If your kid needs a wash, use a cleanser with no fragrance, and make sure it all gets rinsed off.</p> <p>A really good mom would make sure the kid gets this bath every night of the year. A lazy mom like me makes sure she gets one if she's been doing eczema-aggravating activities or if she's having a flare-up.</p> <h3>4. Use the right moisturizer</h3> <p>That would be <strong>fragrance-free</strong>. Something good and thick so it doesn't evaporate and take more moisture with it. We use Eucerin Aquaphor. Apply the moisturizer when the skin is still slightly damp. By age five or so, your kid can probably do the pat-dry and the moisturizer herself.</p> <h3>5. If necessary, a steroid cream</h3> <p>We have a prescription cream, but our allergist kindly let us know that if we can't find it or run out, over-the-counter Cortaid or a similar cream works just the same.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-guestpost-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Guest Post Blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is post by Carrie Kirby from our sister blog, <a href="http://www.parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a>. Visit Parenting Squad for more parenting tips and news:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/clutter-your-kids-bring-home-from-school-the-art-of-managing-it">Clutter Your Kids Bring Home From School: The ART of Managing It</a></li> <li><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/when-your-kid-hates-writing">When Your Kid Hates Writing</a></li> <li><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/ten-ways-to-take-ten-minutes-for-mom">10 Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Mom</a></li> <li><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/surviving-a-power-outage-with-young-kids">Surviving a Power Outage with Young Kids</a></li> <li><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-ways-to-use-cheap-and-healthy-squash-in-evetyday-meals">10 Ways to Use Cheap and Healthy Squash in Everyday Meals</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/parenting-squad">Parenting Squad</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-lazy-moms-guide-to-eczema-care">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-a-good-workout-even-with-kids-around">10 Ways to Get a Good Workout... Even With Kids Around</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-use-new-toys-to-teach-kids-about-money">How to Use New Toys to Teach Kids About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-bad-money-habits-youre-teaching-your-kids">4 Bad Money Habits You&#039;re Teaching Your Kids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-money-on-kids-activities">How to Save Money on Kids&#039; Activities</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/does-your-kid-need-an-ira">Does Your Kid Need an IRA?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Family Health and Beauty eczema kids skincare Wed, 05 Jan 2011 13:00:11 +0000 Parenting Squad 433893 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing http://www.wisebread.com/cheapest-beauty-tricks-in-the-book <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cheapest-beauty-tricks-in-the-book" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000004059467XSmall.jpg" alt="Beauty" title="Beauty" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="200" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Open the pages of almost any magazine, or turn on the TV, and you're bombarded with ads that claim (if indirectly) that their products will make your life fuller, more rewarding, and all-around better. The message is pretty simple: spend, and you'll be so much better.</p> <p>There are, however, a few beauty methods that are nearly guaranteed to make you look and feel like a million bucks, and you don't have to smash your piggy bank to get them. It's tired to talk about how beauty comes from within, so rather than worrying about the purity of your soul, here are a few ways to bring out an inner glow that don't involve liposuction or deep contemplation.</p> <h2>1. Get Laid</h2> <p>There's something about regular sex that makes people beautiful. I don't know if teenagers still talk about this stuff today, but back in my high school days, we believed that sex cleared up acne. It was probably an excuse to start having as much teenage sex as possible, but although there doesn't appear to be any direct correlation between sexual activity and zits, people who have regular, satisfying sex tend to have a glow about them.</p> <p>It's not just about love, although people who are in the throes of a new, passionate relationship frequently have that shining, happy face that everyone comments on. But even if you aren't falling head over heels in love, you can still get off, be it <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5263250/">with a partner</a> or <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3942-masturbating-may-protect-against-prostate-cancer.html">alone</a>. Not only are orgasms like little happy pills, but self-exploration is good practice for when you are no longer flying solo.</p> <p>Sex gets your blood flowing. Orgasms reduce stress and increase pain tolerance due to a natural boost in <a href="http://www.sensualism.com/sex/orgasmic.html">oxytocin</a> and endorphin levels. Sexual satisfaction also helps you sleep better at night, and who couldn't use a good night's sleep? In short, orgasms are <a href="http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-orgasm11feb11,0,7227478.story">good for your brain</a>, and when your brain is happy, the rest of your body will respond in kind.</p> <h2>2. Get Some Exercise</h2> <p>Something about that bordering-on-Zen feeling that follows a vigorous workout is really lovely. Wrinkles get smoothed out, endorphins flow, skin is lightly flushed and smooth. Sweating clears out your pores and helps to avoid acne. Even though I personally regard the gym as a chamber of torture, I find that I look like a million bucks about an hour after huffing and puffing through a weight routine, or 30 minutes of tripping over the elliptical machine.</p> <p>But it's not like you have to push yourself to the limit to get benefits from exercise. A short routine of yoga will get your blood pumping, as will a long, meandering walk around a park or city street.</p> <p>Being healthy isn't necessarily about being thin. One of the prettiest women I know is plus size, but she practically leaps through the city of San Francisco with her boundless enthusiasm and energy. Men always look twice as she goes skipping past them with a big grin on her face.</p> <h2>3.Laugh Until You Cry</h2> <p>You'd never know it from the popular media, but smiling is such a simple way to immediately look better. We spend so much of our days grimacing at the computer screen, or glowering at the line in the post office, that it can be tough to bring ourselves to smile in a genuine, open manner.</p> <p>When was the last time you doubled over in laughter? Laughter, like orgasms and exercise, releases hormones that reduce stress and lower blood pressure. In fact, just <a href="http://www.physorg.com/news63293074.html">anticipating a good laugh</a> can help to reduce your overall stress levels. Both hot tempered anger and laughter cause blood to flow to the cheeks, which is probably where the whole "You're so beautiful when you're angry" saying came from.</p> <p>Some people avoid smiling because they don't like their teeth, but even a genuine close-lipped smile on a normal face is more attractive than a blank stare or a <a href="http://www.fashionista.com/images/entries/lily%20cole%20is%20not%20our%20favorite%20model,%20because%20our%20face%20is%20more%20oval.jpg">glaring model with perfect features</a>. Think about how wonderful a face that is <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/happykatie/2459763090/">shining with laughter</a> looks. It doesn't matter if you laugh like a hyena or snort like a pug (like me), laughter enhances your beauty. Rent your favorite movies or watch comedy clips online. Hang out with your goofy friends. Stick duct tape on the bottom of your cat's paws and giggle at his antics. Whatever it takes. Laughter is infectious, and it is gorgeous.</p> <h2>4. Get Some Sun</h2> <p>No, I'm not talking about baking on the beach, because I'm an advocate of avoiding skin cancer whenever possible. But a daily dose of sunlight helps regulate your vitamin D levels, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/DepressionRiskFactors/story?id=4356026">prevents depression</a>, <strong>and</strong> UV light can kill acne-causing bacteria. As we all know, too much sun can damage your skin and lead to loss of elasticity, but even a leathery old woman with a happy countenance is better than a grumpy one with perfectly dewy skin.</p> <h2>5. Have a Glass of Wine</h2> <p>Assuming you're not allergic to alcohol or prone to rosacea, having a glass of wine not only gives your cheeks a healthy glow, but can give you a good dose of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol">resveratol</a>, a polyphenol with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioxidant">antioxidant</a> properties. Sure, I might be looking for an excuse to have a glass of champagne with lunch, but as long as I'm not driving around or performing open-heart surgery after a lunchtime aperitif, what's the harm?</p> <p>If you're not much of a drinker, you can get the same health benefits by enjoying fresh fruits and veggies, but you won't be nearly as fun to be around.</p> <h2>6. Stay Hydrated</h2> <p>I don't believe in drinking great quantities of water if you don't want to, and it's probably not necessary to take in the 8 daily glasses that were randomly <a href="http://dms.dartmouth.edu/news/2002_h2/08aug2002_water.shtml">recommended to the general public for no reason</a>. But drinking a little extra filtered water helps keep your kidneys happy, your skin cleansed (again, the sweating helps here) and plumped, and the toxins flushed out of your system.</p> <h2>7. Go Easy on the Medication</h2> <p>It can be so easy these days to pop a pill for every little ache and pain, or to take meds when conditions start to trend in the wrong direction. As someone who has to deal with a multitude of incredibly boring conditions, I usually trust my doctors to do what's right for my health. Sometimes, though, doctors seem too busy to deal with the source of your problems and are more than happy to push a prescription across the counter at you. A couple of years ago, I counted the number of daily medications that I was taking, and they numbered eight, five of which were either unnecessary, redundant, or causing MORE problems that required other medications to combat. Overnight, I switched from a regimen of 8 medications to 3, and found myself feeling better, looking better, and experiencing none of the previous side effects that I had been plagued with.</p> <p>Obviously, you should consult your doctor before changing your diet or medications, but don't be afraid to push your doctor to help you find ways around taking more medicine; on the flip side, be sure to listen to what your doctor tells you. If s/he tells you to lose weight or change your diet to avoid taking cholesterol medication, you had better take the advice seriously rather than to simply continue on as always.</p> <p>So, you might be asking, I'll be better looking if I stop taking so much Ibuprofen, drink more water, and laugh uproariously while drinking champagne and having sex in the sunshine?</p> <p>Well...yes. But don't quote me on the outdoor sex part.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheapest-beauty-tricks-in-the-book">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-7-exercises-are-scientifically-proven-to-increase-happiness">These 7 Exercises Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-cost-of-tanning">The Cost of Tanning</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-aids-science-says-really-work">6 Beauty Aids Science Says Really Work</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-surprising-non-physical-benefits-of-exercise">10 Surprising, Non-Physical Benefits of Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-habits-that-are-quietly-making-you-fat-and-have-nothing-to-do-with-eating">7 Habits That Are Quietly Making You Fat (and Have Nothing to Do With Eating)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Personal Development acne beauty regimen exercise sex skin skincare Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:33:00 +0000 Andrea Karim 2254 at http://www.wisebread.com Smell Good, Organic Skin Care At a Discount (WB Special)! http://www.wisebread.com/smell-good-organic-skin-care-at-a-discount-wb-special <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/smell-good-organic-skin-care-at-a-discount-wb-special" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/organicshampoo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="120" height="259" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nature's Baby Products (great for big people too!) was created by Adena, founder of Nature's Baby, after her own children hd a reaction to the harsh chemicals found in most body care products. While suffering from health problems myself, I realized the importance of not using chemicals that can be absorbed through my skin into my body.</p> <p>The company is offering WB readers a 15% discount at check-out. I'm totally addicted to these products and they are very reasonably priced (even though some big celebs are using them) - my favorite being the vanilla tangerine hair and body wash. It has a reminiscent scent of an orange creamscicle without leaving you smelling like you are one all day. It is 100% vegan, Paraben, SLS, Propylene Glycol free and hypoallergenic so it treats the environment as delicately as it treats your skin.</p> <p>Check out the product line (including diaper cream, powder, detangler, and more) at <a title="www.naturesbabyproducts.com" href="http://www.naturesbabyproducts.com/">www.naturesbabyproducts.com</a> and enter coupon code &quot;wisebread&quot; for your discount.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-b-scher">Amy B. Scher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/smell-good-organic-skin-care-at-a-discount-wb-special">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-places-to-get-cheaper-diapers">5 Places to Get Cheaper Diapers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/baby-carrots-the-frugal-idea-that-isnt">Baby Carrots: The Frugal Idea That Isn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/horizon-organic-milk-is-it-all-just-lies">Horizon Organic Milk: Is it All Just Lies?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/24-tips-for-having-a-baby-without-going-broke">24 Tips for Having a Baby Without Going Broke</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters">The 5 Best Body Butters</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals and Coupons baby organic skincare Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:44:08 +0000 Amy B. Scher 1472 at http://www.wisebread.com The Cost of Tanning http://www.wisebread.com/the-cost-of-tanning <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-cost-of-tanning" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000014026945_Large.jpg" alt="tanning salon" title="tanning salon" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's right around this time of year, as friends and family gear up for Mexican vacations while I stay put under Seattle's gloomy skies, that my thoughts turn to sunbathing. God, I love sunbathing. It's so fun. It's downright addictive. Whether outside or under a tanning lamp, working on a tan is one of the most relaxing ways to pass the time. Of course, it's also the reason that I have to go to the doctor and get layers of skin chemically peeled off of my face in an attempt to regain the clarity and balanced skin tone that I enjoyed before I started tanning.</p> <p>Tanning has a lot of hidden costs. You think that your high-pressure bed is worth $40 for 20 minutes of basking in its purpley glow?</p> <p>According to Business Wire, in 2003:</p> <blockquote><p class="blockquote">10% of Americans spend on average&nbsp;$300 per year to tan indoors. This equates to a total U.S. market for tanning of over $9 billion per year, and does not include the $3 billion tanning products market. Enhancements in technology and consumer acceptance are fueling the industry's growth.</p> </blockquote> <p>What&rsquo;s the real cost of time in a tanning bed? Well, it ranges from place to place, but when I started tanning for three months a couple of years ago, you could say that the breakdown went something like this:</p> <p>3-month high-pressure tanning package: $600<br /> Tanning goggles: $4<br /> Years of painful treatments in a possibly futile attempt to regain skin&rsquo;s natural color and elasticity: Priceless</p> <p>I tanned a couple of times a week in a high-pressure tanning bed that was touted as &ldquo;safe&rdquo; and &ldquo;effective&rdquo; by the owner of the salon I joined. Because the intense UVA rays provide a deep, dark, and fast tan without much burning, even for someone with extremely fair skin like myself, tanning beds are offered up as a great way to tan without unsightly third degree burns.</p> <p>It sounded alright to me. I mean, if you don&rsquo;t burn, then it&rsquo;s all good, right? Burning must be what causes cancer, right?</p> <p>(You know that annoying buzzer sound that goes off when a game show contestant guesses wrong? I&rsquo;m making that sound right now, but you can&rsquo;t hear me.)</p> <p>UVB rays do cause burns, but UVA rays have a longer wavelength, so they penetrate deeper. While exposure to UVA rays in a tanning bed will provide a tan without the burn, the UVA rays are still causing untold damage to your skin and your skin cells&rsquo; DNA.&nbsp;Here's something to keep in mind: a tan is a sign of damage. I know we associate it with glowing health, because you tan if you are outside, and people who spend time outside are healthy, right?</p> <p>From CNN.com:</p> <blockquote><p class="blockquote">A suntan is the result of injury to the epidermis, the top layer of your skin. A tan develops when UV light accelerates the production of melanin. Melanin is the dark pigment in the epidermis that gives your skin its normal color. The extra melanin &mdash; produced to protect the deeper layers of your skin &mdash; creates the darker color of a &quot;tan.&quot; A suntan is your body's way of blocking out the ultraviolet rays to prevent further injury to the skin, but the protection only goes so far.</p> </blockquote> <p>My dermatologist, who treated me before and after I did the stint in the tanning booth, thinks that I did roughly five to seven years of skin damage in those few months. Although I don&rsquo;t look drastically different from a normal distance, if you get a good look at my skin, it really is damaged. Problems include premature wrinkling, hyperpigmentation, and broken capillaries. Freckles change shape whenever they feel like it, sending me scrambling to the doctor for tests.</p> <p>I haven't ever had a cancerous growth, but my doctor seems to think that my chances are pretty good. I never wore sunscreen growing up, although now I slather it on like it's water from the fountain of youth.</p> <p>Think that the risk of skin cancer is overblown? Well, not according to the&nbsp;National Cancer Institute:</p> <blockquote><p class="blockquote">Women who use tanning beds more than once a month are 55% more likely to develop malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than one million people are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States every year. In fact, non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the country. 40% to 50% of Americans who live to age 65 will have this form of skin cancer at least once. These are startling statistics for a cancer that can, for the most part, be prevented.</p> </blockquote> <p>I&rsquo;m not just being a mean old lady when I try to convince younger women that tanning is a bad idea. I don&rsquo;t object to tan skin &mdash; I just think that we&rsquo;ll all be a lot happier, in the long run, if we get it out of a bottle than in a booth. So if you are considering some time burning your hide for the sake of fashion, I beg of you, consider some of the new and excellent tans-in-a-bottle out there. They're cheap, they moisturize your skin, and you'll be thanking yourself when you arrive at your 35th high school reunion looking younger than everyone else (except, perhaps, the members of the Science Olympiad).</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-cost-of-tanning">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-aids-science-says-really-work">6 Beauty Aids Science Says Really Work</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheapest-beauty-tricks-in-the-book">7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters">The 5 Best Body Butters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty freckles hyperpigmentation melanoma mole self-tanner skin skin cancer skincare sun bathing sunbed tan tanning tumor wrinkles Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:30:17 +0000 Andrea Karim 251 at http://www.wisebread.com