Archive for February 28th, 2011

Tips for Treating Winter Skin

If your clients are anything like me, this winter has done a number on their complexions. Freezing temps, dry indoor heat, and steamy commutes have pretty much ravaged my skin, and I’m doing everything I can to whip it back into shape for spring. When I received these tips for soothing sallow, flaky, itchy skin from Sella Skincare, I was thrilled and wanted to pass them along. Share these simple solutions with your clients and help them achieve a gorgeous face before the ground thaws.

  • Don’t Let Your Skin Get Thirsty. Hydrate your skin from within by drinking lots of water. Carry a bottle with you when you go outside, sip at your desk, and keep a glass next to your bed at night. Herbal tea is also a great way to give your body and skin an antioxidant boost during cold winter months. Drink up—your skin will soon have a healthy glow!
  • Think Like the Rain Forest – Humidify. Another good option is to put the moisture back into the air. A humidifier (placed in your bedroom, living room, or office) can help your skin remain supple instead of cracked and dry. Even the inexpensive drugstore models can change the air quality of an entire room.
  • Glove Love. It’s simple but it works! Why expose your hands to the cold? Choose a good quality pair that does not irritate the skin and moisturize before heading out the door.
  • You Are What You Eat. Both flaxseed and fish oil can moisturize your body from the inside out. The oils are rich in vital fatty acids and work wonders for healthy skin, as well as promoting shine and growth of nails and hair. They’re each available in liquid and capsule form.

And don’t forget to encourage your clients to step up their skincare regimens. Looking for an ideal option? Check out Sella’s all natural skincare products, which lock the moisture in the skin to keep a healthy glow. For more information, visit www.sellaus.com.

GoPretty.com Announces Beauty Pro Awards

Aspiring beauty professionals can prepare to shine as GoPretty.com launches its first Annual Beauty Pro Awards, a search for the best of the best in the beauty industry. Gopretty.com is an online resource that connects hair, makeup, and nail artists with clients who are in need of their services. The Beauty Pro Awards were created to help these gifted yet undiscovered professionals gain exposure and highlight their skills for success. “My work has afforded me the chance to get to know some of the most exciting new talent in the beauty community, and it’s also shown me what they need,” says Tracy Saunders, Gopretty.com founder and Chief Beauty Officer. “Many have the skills, but not the resources, including financial and mentorship opportunities, and this definitely slows down their efforts to take things to the next level. The Beauty Pro Awards are one way GoPretty.com can help them do just that.”

Submissions for the contest are opened from now until May 1 for hair stylists, makeup artist, and nail artists. The contestants must submit essays, videos, and their portfolios and will be judged on professionalism, potential, career goals, and need. The winner will receive $5,000 in cash and prizes, an all-expense-paid trip to New York City, and the chance to meet iconic hair stylist Louis Licari on the set of “Ambush Makeover.” The winner will be announced on June 1. For contest information, visit www.beautyproawards.com.

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