Keep your feet on their toes this summer
Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summertime. Many times your feet are cooped up in shoes all day without much chance to breathe. The term pounding the pavement really does apply as walking barefoot and the repetitive motion of flip flops and sandals take its toll on the skin of the feet.
Keeping your feet happy and healthy is an essential form of skin care not only during the summer but always.
Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body.
There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet are what carry you throughout your day and your life and we all need to be kind to them.
* Natural foot scrub – Take a 1/8 of teaspoon of lavender oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water and patting down gently with a towel.
* Sugary sweet foot scrub – Take ¼ cup of sugar, 15 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels that take the most beating. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.
* Foot smoothie – Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.
Give them a quick soak:
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do an all-out foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.
* A combination of milk, warm water, and a little baby oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.
* Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot scrub.
Hopefully these natural quick easy tips should keep that bounce in your step throughout the day! x :)
It is often said that beauty is in the eyes are the windows into the soul.
Nevertheless, we know that anyone who wants to look better has a lot of potential beautification options. Here are some natural remedies for keeping those eyes dazzling and oh so hypnotic!
....50 Shades Of skin...
From my experience as a beauty therapist, when most people hear the word 'beauty therapist', they often associate it with ladies sitting around looking glamorous but beauty really is literally skin deep!
So when it comes to makeup, trying to find your own 'skin undertone' can help you make the best choices for your overall outlook. From choosing hair dye color, to the clothes you wear and ofcourse the makeup you apply.
Science of skin
Skin is made up of three layers:
1- Epidermis, This is the top layer which you can see. It provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone through melanocyte (melanin)
2- Dermis, Which is the middle layer. This contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
3- Subcutaneous layer which is made of fat and connective tissue.
What are undertones?
An 'undertone' is your own color that can be best seen under natural light (e.g. sunlight).
It's best not to use flourescent or incandescent lighting when determining undertones.
People generally have warm, cool, or neutral undertones. Determining this can help you get the most natural look as possible when picking out makeup for your own skin colour especially in the case of foundations and powders.
There are a few different methods you can use to see which type you have, with the most common ones being looking at your veins aswell as your natural hair and eye color and seeing what your skin looks like next to gold or silver jewellery or a white cloth.
Here at Laminau we try to consider all these small details so we can meet the requirements of our customers no matter what shade they are! ... so if there are any suggestions then feel free to let us know x