Our Favorite Beauty Tips and Advice

Our Favorite Beauty Tips and Advice

Have a look at some of our favourite beauty tips and advice. We will update this section with new tips and advice from time to time, so pop in for some expert advice to keep yourself looking beautiful all year round.

  • Can showering cause dry skin in winter? Sure, it's chilly in your bathroom in the morning, but don't be tempted to crank up the heat in the shower. Hot water followed by cool, dry air leads to rough skin. To lock in moisture post-shower, pat — don't rub — yourself dry, and coat skin in a thick alpha-hydroxy lotion.
  • What is right for my skin? For flawless skin choose a cleanser and moisturizer appropriate for your skin type that you can use a.m. and p.m., and then supplement it weekly with a purifying face mask. You should also consider using a nightly skin treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells. Ask your Senses Beauty Salon advisor for the perfect products for your skin type.

  • How can I keep my feet looking great? Prevent dead-skin pileup by using a pumice stone in the shower — and don't be tempted into using a razor. That will only cause more skin to grow back.

  • How can I keep my cuticles soft? Olive oil is a great cure for all things dry. For soft cuticles, place your fingers in a bowl of warm olive oil. Olive oil is also a great way to remove waterproof mascara. Put a few drops on a cotton ball and smooth over closed eyes.

  • How can I avoid sleep wrinkels? Women often have deeper wrinkles on one side of their face — the side they sleep on. To avoid "sleep lines," opt for silk or satin pillowcasesand use anti-aging products.

  • Want to always look refreshed? The first step to looking refreshed is moisturizer. Use an intense moisturizer in the morning, and then continue to apply a lighter cream throughout the day.
  • Will covering my pimpels with foundation solve the problem? No, go easy on the foundation. Makeup used to cover up pimples tends to clog pores and cause more blemishes. Try using a concealer with a zit-zapping ingredient like salicylic acid.

  • How can I keep my hands looking great? Water, paper, chemicals: all enemies of soft hands. "You have to fight back every day," says Jan Arnold, founder of Creative Nail Design. "First, exfoliate to slough off the dead cells. Then, while skin is moist, slather on a cream rich enough to compensate for how few oil glands your hands have. Treat your hands to a paraffin-wax dip next time you're getting a salon manicure.