3 ways to treat and prevent dry hands – Video

3 ways to treat dry hands | elodiebeauty.com My hands always seem to be dry in the winter no matter how much lotion I apply! How about you? Unfortunately, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the cold dry weather isn’t going anywhere for a while. There’s a few things you can do though to help treat and prevent extremely dry hands.

  1. Stop using Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) products

    Avoid using hand soap that contains SLS, which can strip skin of its natural oils and make dry hands worse. Instead, use a hand soap that contains plant-derived surfactants. Avalon Organics is one of my favourites, and is cost effective too! (Tip: soap that contains rosemary and citrus essential oils will be more astringent –and therefore more drying– than other scents like lavender and vanilla).

  2. Apply lotion before putting on gloves

    Before you put on your winter gloves, slather your hands with a rich hand lotion. This will allow time for the lotion to really penetrate and prevent moisture from evaporating into the air. Bye, bye dry hands!

  3. Use a DIY Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub 2-3 times per week

    A DIY sugar scrub is an easy way to exfoliate dry flaky skin and moisturize all at the same time! All you need is 1TBS of white sugar + 1TBS of olive oil. Over the sink, massage the oil and sugar into your hands for a minute or so. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with a rich hand moisturizer. Do this 2-3 times per week before bed!

Watch the video for all tips to treat dry hands!

How to Apply concealer the right way

The right way to apply concealer | elodiebeauty.com Concealer can leave you looking flaky 

As we age, our skin becomes more and more dry. This is mainly because of hormonal changes and a decrease in oil production. Since the skin under the eyes is naturally thinner, it’s the first area of the face to be get dry and wrinkly (*sigh*).

To make things worse, when we apply concealer the dry flaky skin and fine lines can become even more obvious.

How to cover dark circles and get a flawless under eye: 

  1. Always prime the under the eyes with a hydrating serum. This ensures the area is plump and moist, without adding greasy oils. Try: Consonant’s HydrExtreme 
  2. Apply a natural, alcohol-free foundation as a base to help prime and even-out the skin tone. (Many foundations and concealers contain alcohol which will dry out the skin even more!) Try: Sappho’s Essential Foundation (I use ‘Leisha’)
  3. Using a brush (or your fingers!) apply a small amount of colour corrector on the darkest areas. Try: Fitglow’s Eye Bright
  4. Starting at the inner corner, apply a creamy concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye (don’t apply a full sweep of colour under your whole eye area, this will make you look like a racoon!) Use your finger to gently pat it in. Avoid smearing it around. Try: Alima Pure’s Cream Concealer (I use ‘Pearl’).
  5. Finish off by applying a little bit of concealer on your eye lid to even out the skin tone.

Watch the video to see the step by step!

The Top Makeup Trends for Fall 2017

 

Fall 2017 Makeup Trends | elodiebeauty.com

This Fall’s hottest Makeup colours with well.ca

This fall, it’s all about burnt sienna, scarlet auburn, and rich burgundy. Every year vampy lips are popular (think: oxblood, wine, burgundy), but the 2017 fall makeup trends are shifting more to the orangey – brown shades.

No need to buy 10 different shades of eyeshadow and lipstick though, monochromatic colouring is very popular and the same shade can be used for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Eye Shadow

  • A combo of scarlet auburn and metallic gold is all over the beauty feeds of Youtubers and Instagramers (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Marsala and Champagne).
  • Powder blues are also very popular, especially as an accent liner (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Bahama Blue, Crocus, or Zuzu Liquid Liner in Azure).

Lip Colour

  • Lip colour is harkening back to the 90’s with burnt sienna and deep shades of mauve -brown (Try: Axiology lipstick in Infinite, Bad, or Identify)
  • Two-toned, ombre lips are also showing up everywhere! Try using a darker lipstick (or liner) for the outer lips and fill the centre in with a lighter colour. (Try: Axiology lipstick in Bad and Instinct).

*Note: In the video I was using Axiology lipstick which is VERY creamy! Instead, I would recommend using a liner or a matte lipstick for the outer line. I also had no makeup brushes. Make your life easier and use the brushes! 🙂 

Nails

  • Dark blue-green nail polish is hot this fall! (Try: Pacifica 7 Free Nail colour in London Tom Boy). 
  • Dark burgundy is also a tried and true classic. (Try: Pacifica’s, Red Red Wine)
  • For a neutral look, light grey and translucent whites are also very popular. (Try: Pacifica’s, Wonderland).

Pacifica Nail Polish Fall Colours | elodiebeauty.com

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The Right way to remove your Eye Makeup

The Right Way to Remove Eye Makeup | elodiebeauty.com

Protect your eyes from premature aging!

We’ve all been there where the end of the day comes around and we just want our eye makeup OFF!

Scrubbing and tugging at the delicate eye area can cause damage over time contributing to those pesky fine lines and wrinkles — not to mention losing precious eye lashes!

I don’t want to presume anything . . . but you’re probably removing your eye makeup all wrong. I was the same way until I got into this whole skincare biz.

The RIGHT way to remove eye makeup

Before you cleanse your face:

  1.  Saturate a cotton pad in eye makeup remover or oil. If your product is creamy or an oil, soak the cotton and in water first.
  2. Place the cotton pad on your eye(s) and let sit for 20-30 seconds (or longer if you have the patience and/or are wearing waterproof mascara!). This should help dissolve a lot of your mascara, eyeliner, etc.
  3. Swipe the cotton pad down the eyelid first to remove the majority of makeup, then do a few circles counter-clockwise, or eye in the direction of your eyebrow.
  4. Dip a new cotton pad in water and repeat step 3.
  5. Dip a cotton swab in water and go around the eye to remove any excess product .

Watch the video to see the full routine! 

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