Ladies, give me your beauty tips?

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  1. Cindy

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    Are there any particular things or products in your beauty routine that seem to work particularly well, that you'd like to pass along?

    Do you have a beauty regimen? What does it include?

    Any anti-aging products that you're particularly pleased with?

    Any low-cost or natural/home-remedy things that are especially beneficial?

    Tell me what's working for you, ladies! [​IMG]
     
  2. SaggyWoman

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    My beauty regimen is to love Jesus and follow his ways. Tends to keep me "looking good". Best around I have found.
     
  3. Cindy

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    Good point, Saggy. There is no beauty like the beauty that comes from within, and a heart that's right with Jesus would be the best prescription for that kind of beauty! [​IMG]

    That said...I really believe in looking my best outwardly as well. Not just for the general public, but for my husband and for my own self-confidence.

    And I'm always on a quest for new and useful ideas. So...anybody? [​IMG]
     
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    All that's coming to mind right now is hair stuff.. :D

    During the summer, I wash my hair every day.. at least once a day, because of all the sweat and gunk.. ick.

    But Cindy, I do believe you have thick, pretty hair like me, so use a good moisturizing conditioner.. not the cheap kind, either, cuz it'll just weigh your hair down.

    I'm kinda braindead today, so if I think of anything else, I'll get back to ya. [​IMG]

    In His love,
    Audrey
     
  5. Molly

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    Paula's Choice skincare www.cosmeticcop.com or www.whosthefairest.com

    MD Formulations glycolic acid facial lotion....makes my face glow.(and look younger,too!)

    TIGI self control shampoo and conditioner(smells like orange sherbert!)And...it does not weigh my hair down,but makes it look shiny and healthy.

    Silk Therapy(for my hair) I have naturally curly hair,but with a tad of this,I can blow it our straight and it still has lots of body.

    These are my favorites right now!

    Molly
     
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    I use Pantene Pro V Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner daily. After towel drying I use Infusium 23 leave in conditioner. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but with age, my hair has gotten a bit unruly and the texture isn't as soft as it used to be. That's why I drench it in moisturizer.

    For my face I use Olay Provital Revitalizing Cleanser for Mature Skin with a loufa sponge. Followed by Olay Total Effects Visible Anti-aging Vitamin Complex in the morning and evening before retiring. I'm very happy with the elasticity and texture of my skin with these products.

    Charlotte
     
  7. Audrey

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    I think this kinda got buried, but I need some moisturizer advice.

    My face is really sensitive, and I can't wear foundation, powder, etc, because I break out really bad, and my face turns red, and basically I look like a red balloon with hair.

    But now my nose is doing some weird dry thing.. so can anyone suggest a moisturizer than won't make me look like a balloon? And it has to be oil-free...

    Any ideas, ladies?
     
  8. Cindy

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    Audz, I'm a little brain-dead right now too, but try Cetaphil products. My 16-year-old daughter's dermatologist has her wash her face with Cetaphil cleanser. We've also used the Wal-Mart "Equate" version, which seems to be just as good. And I think Cetaphil makes a moisturizer too. It's very pure, and shouldn't cause break-outs...just clean and moisturize. It's worth a try.

    Ladies, thanks for your posts so far! I love hearing about products I'm not familiar with, and beauty routines that are working for you. Keep 'em coming! [​IMG]
     
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    My shampoo and conditioner are actually called Tigi Self Absorbed! :eek: LOL! I like the Self Control name better! I was in the shower this morning and realized I had typed the wrong name!!!

    The Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and SELF CONTROL! [​IMG]

    Molly
     
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    Charlotte, gray hair is a different type of hair, usually coarse (don't know if yours is gray?). But over the counter hair color is very drying too. The worst shampoo and conditioner out there is Patene and VO5. They coat your hair and don't allow moisture to get thru. Paul Mitchell products are considered professional, BUT they still have alcohol in them (nasty stuff).
    Stay away from anything that has alcohol or wax, this includes hairspray. Some hairsprays even have lacuer (like paint) in them.
    Baby shamppoo is the best, it's alkaline/acid balance is just right. Find a conditioner with Keratin or protein, this is what truly rebuild and repairs damaged or dry hair.
    Trust me on this, I'm a beautician and I have the curliest hair (Shirley Temple curls), I hate it!!!
    Curly hair is always drier. I use conditioner in the shower, rinse it out, then use just a little after I get out (work it in like mouse), just leave it in.
    Christine
     
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    AuDzy: Try Clinique (it is expensive, though).

    I was suffering suddenly from itchy skin that broke out all over my chin. I had dry patches near my eyes, and my moisturizer would sting and turn my skin red.

    Problem? I had become allergic to alpha hydroxy and some fragrances.

    I got a free Clinique makeover for my sister's wedding back in 1990, and by some miracle my skin cleared completely.

    I recommend you get a free makeover and see how it feels. Try other products, but Clinique is very gentle on the skin.

    Good luck!
     
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    Ladies, is there anything that makes skin softer? My elboes and hands are so dry. My hands area calaused {SP!?} and real dry. Is there anything that would help?
    Oh and before I forget, I know it's off subject kinda, but if you mix shaving cream and vinegar it's great with removing stains on your floor. I tried it yesterday and boy does it work! They could bottle this stuff and sell it!
    ~Miss Abby [​IMG]
     
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    Abby, get a good moisturizing lotion.. One that's pretty good and not real expensive is the Vaseline Intensive Care lotions.

    I'm very protective of my hands, and I hate washing dishes... If you wash dishes a lot, get a dishsoap that's hands-friendly. Look around at the bottles, you'll see what I mean.
     
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    Going out with my man ....

    and being kind and compassionate.
     
  15. Helen

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    A few things we picked up on around here:

    I've washed my face with Noxema since I was a teenager. Still use it. Love it. Chris, my retarded 18 year old son, had a pimple breakout off and on through a number of years. Noxema and 3% hydrogen peroxide patted on after the rinse worked wonders. He would often be 95% clear in about 24 hours.

    He has congenital eczema and Eucarin hand lotion is working well, as well as Gold Bond medicated hand lotion.

    For a thicker hand cream than Vaseline Intensive Care, try the Banana Boat after sun lotion. We love it, too. The green aloe vera gel is also very good for dry skin.

    My hair? I prefer Finesse 'bodifier' shampoo and conditioner, as my hair is getting thinner as I get older.

    After a shower I will use (mix up in my hand) a combination of the Banana Boat lotion, aloe vera gel, and about three sprays of Skin so Soft oil and it goes on hands, arms, legs, feet, face, neck. Feels good, smells good and very soft skin results.

    That's the physical stuff.

    But nothing beats a heart at peace with the Lord and a smile for others. That's when beauty shines through, no matter what your hair and skin are like!
     
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    Abby,

    There is a product that I use called Pretty Feet and Hands. You rub it on like lotion and as you rub, all the dead skin starts to come off. After that you can smooth on your favorite lotion and those rough tough areas (like elbows, heels of feet) will be much softer. If you use it regularly, those areas will stay soft. I found it at Walmart in the foot care section (by the Dr. Scholls stuff).

    My mother was having a terrible time with severe dry skin on her hands. So bad they were cracking and bleeding. She asked her Dr what to do and he told her to get plain Crisco, and really slather it on her hands at night and wear cotton gloves on them to sleep. I couldn't believe he recommended Crisco, but it's working! When you compare the price of most lotions with the price of a big old can of crisco, it works out to be a cheap hand cream! Oh, he also told her to be sure to wear gloves if she was going to have her hands in water for long (washing dishes, cleaning chores, etc).

    Have any of you ladies heard of using baking soda on your face once a week or so? I have a friend who does and says it works better than apricot scrub for getting rid of dry dead skin. I haven't tried it yet and was just curious if anyone else had ever heard of it.

    Laura
     
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    My hands stay red and dry, but I wash dishes three times a day, and clean wiht Clorox at church. I guess maybe I should wear gloves. I'd never thought of that! I'll have to get some skin stuff soon.
    ~Miss Abby [​IMG]
     
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    A couple of beauty tips I thought of:

    Always check to make sure there is no tissue paper caught on your shoe when leaving the public ladies restroom. It's real embarrasing, especially when you're dressed up. :eek:

    Never raise your hand unless you're "Sure." [​IMG]

    Always check to make sure your coat isn't caught in the car door, especially in winter. (The black spot on the hem from road dirt is a clue.) :(

    Never pick your teeth or anything else while sitting at a traffic light. It isn't lady like. :D

    Smile a lot at strangers. They either think you're friendly & happy or you have mental problems. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
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    My only beauty regimin is drinking lots, and lots, and lots of water! Water all day long. It's the only thing I drink. I start my day with a nice, cold, refreshing glass of water, and I end it with the same. It's so good! Every once in a while I'll splurge and drink a lemonade, but I can really taste the sugar and it isn't refreshing. I don't drink the prescribed 8 glasses a day, some days it's less, some it's more, but you will know what your body needs. The more you drink, the more you want.

    Kristine
     
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    Abby--Have the same problem with my hands (the dishwashing thing) and nothing seems to help. So, I am shortly going to invest in a very costly beauty product--a dishwasher [​IMG]

    When I saw your post, just had to share.
     

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