NEUTROGENA’s Microclear Liquid Foundation Product Review

I was wondering a few days ago why my skin began clearing up and I simply couldn’t find the answer. I used to diet religiously (Dukan, Atkins, etc…and the results were great). Now, I took a loooong break from dieting and exercise. Which is unfortunate actually. However, I’m thinking…I used to eat healthy, exercise regularly, I quit smoking, didn’t consume alcohol. Yet, my skin was just all kinds of messed up. I have combination skin, meaning it’s outrageously oily at times and dry in the winter.

 

So I was thinking, now that I don’t exercise, don’t diet, smoke, and consume alcoholic beverages at times…how in the world is my skin better than it used to be?! I didn’t find an answer that night. I realized this literally just now. My foundation is called Microclear by Neutrogena. HELLO! This baby contains salicylic acid, duh! That’s the reason I bought it. My shade is called Soft Beige #50. I’ve been using it since the end of summer when my skin was darker and still have the same bottle today. And I must say, the shade blends in beautifully. The consistency is great and allows me to spread it evenly. I can’t tell that I have make up on at all, which is great because with other foundations I felt awkward being in bright lights where people could see I had layers of makeup on.

The price is on the higher end of other drugstore liquid foundations, I think. It was about $13 at Rite-Aid (think Duane Reade if you’re in New York). But so worth it. It lasts a long time and apparently does work to clear up skin. The coverage can be built up by adding more layers if needed, which is also lovely. What I do, is I apply a thin layer to any post-acne blemishes to cover them up..and then I add an overall layer to my face by patting it on with my palm. No rubbing! In the end, you find up with a smooth and clear look. I definitely recommend it 🙂

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What is your body telling you through ACNE?

Face Mapping is a common Chinese practice that involves looking at the problem areas on your skin to connect the dots when it comes to internal health. According to Alex Gariano over at U Look Haute, the face is like a mirror reflection of all the things happening inside the body because each organ is linked to a particular area of the face. Take a look to see what your body may be trying to tell you through your breakout areas:

Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.

Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.

Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.

Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.

Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!

Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.

Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.

Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).

Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.

KollagenX 24KT Gold Skin Care

NOW FEATURED AT EUPHORA SALON & MEDI SPA!

Living in NYC has many wonderful aspects that make our lives more exciting and vibrant. However, the city hustle and bustle, can take a serious toll on your sensitive skin, making it dull, rough, and for lack of a better word, dead. This is where KollagenX comes in to save the day. It is not only affordable and safe, it is also eco- friendly. These anti-aging products have the power to lift your skin, make it feel smoother, and add a natural glow that will make you look younger.

Based in California in 2008 by Rondell Fletcher, George Huerta, and Andrew Ancona, this cosmetic company utilizes Nano Gold Technology. The first product launched with this type of technology was the Original 24KT Gold Collagen Mask. Once that became a huge success, KollagenX was created.

KollagenX is only featured in professional salons. In fact, there are only 6 salons in NYC that carry these products. Euphora Salon & Medi Spa is proud to be a carrier of KollagenX because it provides customers cheaper and safer solutions to keeping their skin looking youthful, healthy, and simply gorgeous.