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The Real Secrets of Holiday Sparkle

December 24, 2008

The Real Secrets of Holiday Sparkle

December’s parties and family gatherings can make us wish we had a personal stylist—all those close-up conversations and candid photos!  These quick face-fixers can amp up your confidence.

Smooth by gently exfoliating skin’s surface with a soft facial scrub or enzyme masque, ideally the day before your event.  But don’t overdo–once a week is max for mature skin.

Plump and visually smooth skin with natural hyaluronic acid serum, available in natural food stores.  Apply it before moisturizer to tone and tighten—an instant natural lift!

Oxygenate your skin by avoiding heavy, chemical-laden moisture creams and mineral oil, which clog pores.  Substitute jojoba oil that lets skin breathe. Extra dry? Apply jojoba under a light natural moisture lotion.

Hydrate your face in indoor heat with a spritz of rosewater or other botanical hydrosol.   Spray to set your makeup before going out, and fill a purse atomizer for refreshing later.

Reflect light away from imperfections with pure mineral foundation.  Ask an expert for your best match and an application lesson. Lips, too, look smoother, younger with
the reflective shine of lip gloss—keep one at hand.

Focus attention on one area of your face:  With dramatic eyes, do light blush and pale lips; with vivid red lips, do soft subtle eyes, try bronzer instead of blush.

Highlight for festive evenings with sheer mineral shimmer–warm and dark skin tones are flattered by gold or copper, cool and light tones enhanced by pink or rose.

Source: Barbara Carr, Holistic Licensed Esthetician.www.NaturesFace.com

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