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Oh how we all wish we could adore the skin that we’re in: blemish free, soft and smooth with a healthy, happy glow. I’m thrilled to say it can be so. By eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and protecting and nurturing your skin with the right products and daily skin care routine, you truly can love the skin that you’re in.

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Skin care can seem overwhelming with so many serums, products and brands on the market that promise radiant, wrinkle free, younger and blemish free skin. What’s a glamour girl or guy to do when you walk down the store aisles and you see so many lotions, moisturizers and soaps standing out at you?

Your basic skin care can be simple with great results by using 5 essential products to help you relish the skin that you’re in!

The 5 Most Important Steps of Your Skin Care Routine:

• Facial Cleanser: Facial cleansers will clean your skin, and are easier and more gentle on your skin than soap. When cleansing, start at the bottom of your face and work your way up to stimulate the skin and open the pores. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

• Skin Toner: A strong skin toner works wonders for a healthy skin care routine. Toners close pores, remove traces of built up oils and help seal in moisture.

• Moisturizers/Oils: Once your face is fresh and clean, you’ll want to prevent dryness by applying a moisturizer or facial oil. Dry skin leads to premature aging, clogged pores and dull looking skin. Oils help to moderate your skin’s oil production as opposed to making oily skin oilier.

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• Facial Masks: Although you don’t need to use a facial mask everyday, once a week is a grand idea to help firm and cleanse your skin. All beauty supply stores carry face masks geared for different skin types (dry, normal, oily, combination) and skin conditions (deep-pore, mid-pore and topical). Cream, clay and mud masks are very popular and can either be wiped off or peeled off when your mask treatment is complete.

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• Clean, Soft Makeup Brushes: Once your skin care routine is finished for the evening or morning and it’s makeup time, you’ll likely want to brush a light dose of translucent powder over your face to give you a healthy, radiant, lasting glow. Always use soft, clean brushes to keep your pristine skin care routine at its best.

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After only a few weeks of sticking to your healthy skin care routine, your face will thank you. You’ll not only feel shiny clean, but your face will appear smoother, younger and more supple. You’ll definitely look like a happy, healthy, blemish free skin king or queen!

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5 sure skin care steps to ensure clean, shiny, stunning skin.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

I do believe most everyone can appreciate the beauty and nature inspired awe of fresh flowers. Think weddings, funerals, dances, love, decorations, special moments, celebrations and even The Rose Parade, all recognized with a variety of real, gorgeous, sweet smelling flowers.

Another aspect of florals are flowery print materials and fabrics, in the realm of fashion. Although clothing serves many purposes, as in protection from the weather, the environment, the ultraviolet rays of the sun, etc., clothing also serves an aesthetic purpose, elevating our mood, turning heads and basically keeping us stylin’ while smiling! Floral garments are feminine, dainty, gorgeous and look and feel like spring…mixing and matching with most everything!

For those of you that adore floral prints, here are some valuable, easy shopping choices for you:

Ao&Mo Womens Flounced Spaghetti Strap Floral Cropped Pantsuit XL White

Angashion Womens Dresses Casual Floral Print Long Sleeve Swing Pleated Skater A Line Mini Dress,White,X-Large

Yonala Womens Boho Floral Tie Up Waist Summer Beach Wrap Cover Up Maxi Skirt Apricot Small

Be it floral dresses, pants, blouses or skirts, when dressed in flowered materials you’ll stop traffic…you fashion diva flirt!

Clothing Fun Fact: There is no exact way to determine when clothing was first developed, but some information has been inferred through studying that estimates the introduction of clothing taking place roughly 42,000 – 72,000 years ago.

For people who love and adore fashion, style and beauty, oh how happy we are to wear splendid clothes and be true fashion cuties!

Some people prefer to wear more solid colored clothing, where a complete flower print is just too girly and over the top for you. Then I suggest if you have on blue jeans and a solid blue blouse, carrying a floral print purse will work great for you! This adds some color and splash to your outfit, without turning you into a complete mass of flower power!

Flower power mixes with fashion passion!

Just as people have various tastes and preferences for their style of clothing, garments perform a range of social and cultural functions, such as social status, modesty, religion and gender. Clothing is especially useful as a form of adornment and an expression of personal taste, and how you view yourself and choose to present your unique personality to the world.

Clothing Fun Fact: Clothing has a history of being made from a variety of materials. Materials have ranged from leather to furs to woven materials, to elaborate and exotic natural and synthetic fabrics. Although we tend to use the term clothing as a general word for fashion, articles such as purses, scarves and jewelry are considered accessories. Glorious, splendid, fabulous shoes fit in the category of clothing!

Wear a floral print dress with sexy stilettos or darling ballerina flats and you’ll look like a walking bouquet of spring and sunshine. Nothing wrong with that!

Flower power makes you feel like a true beauty queen and you’ll steal the spotlight and be seen!

Did you know that in addition to clothing, using fresh flowers, floral designs and arrangements include making wreaths, nosegays, garlands, festoons, boutonnieres, corsages and bows?

So many uses for luscious, lovely, fabulous flowers! Minute by minute, hour by hour!

Floral garments are elegant, youthful, beautiful and feminine all rolled into one. Every true fashion diva, and even those of you that aren’t that much into clothing, will look radiant wearing one!

“Who is that flower girl cutie wearing the floral pencil skirt and flowered hat?”

“I’ve never seen her before, but from the way she’s dressed, she walks like she’s all that!”

“She does appear confident, feminine, sexy and strong in her spring time clothes.”

“The great way she feels about herself both inside and outside truly shows.”

“I have a ruffled floral silk blouse that I rarely wear. I think I’ll put it on.”

“I’ll go shopping and buy a fantastic floral pantsuit. Together we’ll be flower strong.”

Floral Prints: Get your girl garments on! You can’t go wrong!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Just like your body requests water to quench thirst, hydrate your body and stay healthy, your skin requests water and moisture to stay soft, smooth and blemish free. A great way to feed your facial skin from the outside is with a relaxing, nourishing facial.

A facial is a family of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels and massages. Facials are often performed in beauty salons, but are also a common spa treatment. Then there are the easy yet rewarding do it yourself facials, which you can perform in the privacy of your own home.

Facials are used for general skin health, as well as to treat specific skin conditions. Popular types of facials include the European facial, LED light therapy facials and mini-facials.

Facial Fun Fact: There are different types of facial masks (cactus, cucumber, etc.) used for different purposes:

  1. Deep Cleansing: Penetrates the pores, healing acne scars or hyper-pigmentation.
  2. Brightening: Brings a gradual illumination to your skin tone.

Some masks are designed to dry or solidify on the face, almost like plaster, while other masks remain wet. The perceived effects of a facial mask treatment include revitalizing, healing and refreshing the skin, yielding temporary and long term benefits.

Facial Mask Fun Fact: Facial masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping off with a damp cloth, or peeling a dry mask off the face. Duration for wearing a mask varies with the type of mask, and manufacturers’ usage instructions. The time of wearing the mask can range from a few minutes to overnight.  Facial masks can be found anywhere from drugstores to fine department stores, as well as beauty supply stores and salons.  Facial masks vary in consistency and form, depending on the ingredients.

Facial Moisturizer Fun Fact: A large part of the success of the facial is the type of moisturizers used. Moisturizers or emollients are complex mixtures of chemical agents (often occlusives help hold water in the skin after application, humectants attract moisture and emollients help smooth the skin), specifically designed to make the external layers of the skin softer and more pliable. Moisturizers increase the skin’s hydration (water content) by reducing evaporation.

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How to Give a Facial or a Do It Yourself Facial:

  1. Start with a clean, makeup free face.
  2. Take a close look at your skin, preferably with a lamp over your face, or bright lighting. Determine the skin type: normal, dry, combination, oily.
  3. Massage your face gently with your fingertips.
  4. Steam the pores on your face using a steamer and/or very hot water.
  5. Take a paint brush or a spatula and apply a mineral rich mud or clay mask, and smooth it all over the face.
  6. Leave the beauty mask on for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Wash, rinse or peel the mask off.
  8. Apply a skin toner or astringent to the face.
  9. Apply moisturizer to the skin.
  10. Give a light spray of water to the skin to hydrate the skin.
  11. The facial is complete and your face looks youthful, radiant and glowing!

Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin, protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture and mask imperfections.

Preservation of Skin Types with Moisturizers:

  1. Normal Skin: Moisturizers can be used to prevent the skin from becoming too dry or oily, such as with light, non greasy water-based moisturizers. Such moisturizers often contain lightweight oils, such as cetyl alcohol, or silicone derived ingredients, such as cyclomethicone.
  2. Dry Skin: For treating skin dryness, the most appropriate moisturizers are heavier, oil based moisturizers that contain ingredients such as antioxidants, grape seed oil or dimethicone. For very dry, cracked skin, petroleum based products are preferable, as they are longer lasting than creams and are more effective in preventing water evaporation.
  3. Oily Skin: For oily skin, moisturizers can still be useful after activities causing skin dryness. For oily skin, water based moisturizers that are specifically non-comedogenic are preferable.
  4. Aging Skin: Appropriate moisturizers to keep aging skin soft and well hydrated are oil based ones that contain petrolatum as the base, along with antioxidants or alpha hydroxy acids against wrinkles.
  5. Sensitive Skin: On sensitive skin, (skin susceptible to skin irritations, redness, itching or rashes), it is preferable to use moisturizers which contain soothing ingredients such as chamomile or aloe, and that minimize potential allergens such as fragrances or dyes.

Fancy faces deserve fresh facials!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a marvelous face cream!

Facial Fun Fact: Using natural ingredients, nuts or sugar may be used as exfoliants, while honey, mayonnaise, cucumber, strawberries or even chocolate may be used as facial masks. Warning: These face masks are made to be worn, not eaten!

“Your face has such a healthy glow; with a radiance and illumination divine.”

“I gave myself a face mask treatment and moisturizer…a facial that intertwined.”

“The results are truly exquisite: your skin looks supple and healthy as can be.”

“You left out youthful, stunning and smooth…completely blemish free.”

“I believe I’ll book a facial so my skin looks as young and lovely as yours.”

“Or do an at home facial…you’ll be impressed with the results and hide facial pores.”

Facials: For a healthy, luscious face with firm skin and wrinkles erased!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com