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August 31, 2009

{Vendor Tip} De-stressing Make Up tip #8

De-stressing Makeup Tip #8

More than half the battle… of looking great in any makeup is the condition of the skin underneath! We know this, yet keeping up a good skin care routine often goes the way of other good intentions sacrificed to life’s busy realities. Drinking lots of water, minimizing junk/rich foods, taking makeup off EVERY night, exfoliating, cleansing, toning, patting on moisturizer so it lightly and evenly absorbs –
where’s the time for this?

How about factoring it into your current routine by making a few easy additions?
It will take some discipline, but you can do it!... especially between now and your wedding. (21 days will make it a habit, so you will be doing yourself a lifetime favor.)

ROUTINE: You take a shower every morning. Put your cleanser (not a bar soap) in the shower and use it on your face. Set one or two specific days that you use an exfoliating scrub before the cleanser. Maybe Monday and Thursday—reach for the scrub (get a good one with rounded “polishing” grains) and use circular motions for 1 minute to freshen and remove excess dead skin cells. Then use the facial cleanser. You will be amazed how rejuvenating it is!

ROUTINE: You put on makeup. Put a container of cotton pads and your toner right by the mirror, so you start by prepping your skin for success J with the toner. Your moisturizer sitting right there comes next. Now your makeup will glide on so much better, promise!

ROUTINE: You keep a coffee mug on your desk and refill it through the day.
Get a 32 oz. nalgene bottle of water and make it your goal to drink the whole thing by the end of the day. You will notice you won’t need as much coffee and you will feel healthier and more hydrated. ( I’m not even going to mention the dehydrating effects of caffeine.)

ROUTINE: You grab lunch and a soda. You know what to do by now… I’m sure you’ve got the idea!

Barbara Hill


  1. great advice. i try so hard but dropping the coke habit is so hard! (ahem, the coca cola habit :) )

  2. my habit is coffee...its like I just have to go to Starbucks to start off my day! my other problem is remembering to take my makeup off..prior to bed... these are great tips!

  3. Luckily I love water. You never can drink too much of the stuff.


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