Beauty/ Hair/ Makeup / Skincare and Men Grooming

Ans Kel Skin-Care

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This amazing treatment for skin provides all the vitrines that keeps your healthy 

Hair by David Cruz

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 New York City Celebrity Hair Designer

Hair by Mehdi Moussaoui

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Skin Care

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Every woman wants her skin to be fresh and beautiful and doing so maybe very expensive. Do you know that right in your home you may have all the basic natural raw ingredients that will help keep your skin radiant. We learned that heavy make-up can damage skin if not properly cleansed.

Woman can spend over $150 .00 a month on skin care products, but your skin care be easily managed. 

The majority of store-bought, commercially-produced beauty products come packed with artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers that can easily be absorbed through the skin’s pores, potentially causing a range of negative long-term health effects.

Here we provide you 13 tips that can assist you in maintaining healthy skin without toxin- chemicals.

Coconut Oil

One of the most versatile skin (and food) ingredients there is, coconut oil’s skin benefits include: strengthening underlying epidermal tissue, removing dead skin cells, protecting us from sunburns, and containing antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Research even shows that coconut oil is strong enough to fight chronic skin diseases characterized by defects in the epidermal barrier function and cutaneous inflammation, including atopic dermatitis (AD). Use coconut oil on both your skin and hair to help cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup, heal wounds or scars quicker, and prevent razor burn. Coconut oil used internally is also beneficial for your looks. It contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, plus loads of healthy fats that help nourish your gut and increase immune function.

Tea tree oil 

Is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal — its phytochemicals make it one of the most versatile and popular natural skin care essential oils there is. Tea tree’s volatile essential oils come from approximately 230 different plant species, almost all of which are native to Australia. The primary active ingredients responsible for its ability to reduce harmful bacteria include terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. Researches have observed more than 100 different chemical components and volatile hydrocarbons that are considered aromatic and capable of traveling through air, pores of the skin and mucus membranes to provide healing benefits. It’s why tea tree oil is the key part of the best home remedies for acne.

Apple Cider Vinegar

An extremely versatile and inexpensive natural skin care product, apple cider vinegar benefits include helping to kill pathogens (like bacteria), clearing skin problems caused by gut issues, cleansing the skin and helping to stop acne, plus providing antifungal properties. The use of ACV for skin problems dates all the way back to Hippocrates (460-377 BC), considered “the father of modern medicine” and a believer in the use of anti-fungal ACV and raw honey for cleaning ulcerations and treating skin sores.

It also contains highly beneficial acetic acid and certain vitamins like potassium and magnesium that make it a detoxifying agent when consumed internally, since it boosts liver function and helps balance bacteria in the gut.

Raw Honey

Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids. Benefits of raw honey include reducing breakouts, providing moisturizing properties, containing antiseptic qualities, encouraging wound healing, fighting allergies or rashes, and helping to reduce scars. Raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurized unlike most honeys available in grocery stores. Therefore, it is able to keep all of its nutrients intact as they’re not destroyed by processing.

Sea salt 

Comes loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium that it absorbs from the sea water where it’s produced. Many of these minerals are the same ones found in our skin cells and within our bodies, which is exactly why real sea salt can help balance, protect and restore the skin. Use real Himalayan or Celtic sea salts in homemade facial masks, toners and scrubs with other skin-boosting ingredients like coconut oil, lavender essential oil and raw honey. The salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, remove dead skin cells and irritation, balance oil production, and help the skin retain moisture levels. Make your own homemade scrub by mixing two teaspoons sea salt with four teaspoons raw honey, then apply the mix evenly to clean skin, rub it gently, let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse. Similarly, sugar scrubs are similar, and both types are gentle enough to use several times per week to prevent clogged pores and help with cell turn-over and renewal.

Avocado

An ultra-moisturizing fatty fruit, the benefits of avocados include containing vitamins A, D and E that are able to penetrate the skin. It helps soothe sunburned skin, can boost collagen production and treat age spots. It also works to reduce inflammation of the skin when applies topically and can do the same internally when eaten. Whip up a Homemade Avocado Face Mask with fresh avocado combined with essential oils, honey or carrier oil to replenish hydration and leave skin feeling dewy.

Lemon Essential Oil

With its strong antibacterial constituents capable of reducing even fatally dangerous bacteria strains, lemon essential oil can be used to diminish acne breakouts caused by high levels of bacteria stuck in pores. It’s also useful for fading scars and age spots, can exfoliate skin, brighten and lighten skin, tone oily skin and fight wrinkles.

Lemon oil is one of the most versatile essential oils to have on hand because it can be used as a teeth whitener, laundry freshener, cellulite cream, face wash and household cleaner! Mix it with carrier oil like jojoba oil and massage into troubled areas of the skin. You can also use it on your hair to boost shine and remove residue.

Argan Oil

Native to Morocco and used there for generations, argan oil is so healing because it’s rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, various antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Argan is not only great for gently moisturizing skin, but it also boosts the shine and health of your hair.

Apply a small amount of argan oil directly to normal or troubled skin twice daily to help heal irritations such as acne, bug bites, eczema and psoriasis, leaving skin feeling and looking youthful.

Aloe Vera

Most people associate aloe vera benefits with healing sunburns, but did you know that aloe also contains bacteria-fighting, soothing ingredients that fight inflammation, redness and itching? For hundreds of years aloe has been used to treat skin diseases, infections and as a natural treatment for fungal diseases in traditional Chinese medicine.

Recent research results suggest that aloe vera is effective for burns and wound healing, but surprisingly it also detoxifies you from the inside out. So much so that when taken orally, aloe can even decrease the number and size of tumors and parasites in the liver, spleen and bone marrow.

Aloe vera plants produce two substances used for medicine: the gel found in the cells in the center of the leaf, and the latex that’s obtained from the cells just beneath the leaves’ skin. These can be used as a natural skin care remedy for burns, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores.

Aloe vera is considered to be the most biologically active form of the Aloe barbadensis miller species and holds more than 75 potentially active ingredients including anti-inflammatories, vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, lignin and salicylic acids. This is what gives aloe its signature anti-microbial and antifungal properties that make it a “photodynamic therapy” for healing skin.

Jojoba Oil

One of the most widely used carrier oils, jojoba oil is extremely moisturizing and can help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, acne psoriasis and wrinkles. Native to the southern U.S and Mexico, this oil has been used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin for generations. It’s also used to reduce balding because it encourages hair regrowth, soothes the skin and unclogs hair follicles.

When it comes to the chemical structure of jojoba oil, it’s unique in that it’s a polyunsaturated wax. As a wax, jojoba oil is especially useful for protecting the skin, providing moisture control, and soothing the skin and hair.

Almond Oil

You probably already know about the many nutrition benefits of almonds, but maybe you’re new to using almond oil on your skin. Almond oil not only smells great, but it has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. It makes great carrier oil for essential oils to naturally treat skin rashes, acne or dryness. It also blends easily with many different smells, so try in it homemade washes, masks or lotions.

Shea Butter

Shea butter has been used as a natural skin care product in Africa for hundreds of years, where it is still largely cultivated and shipped around the world today. It makes an excellent moisturizing option for dry skin types and is inexpensive yet effective at reducing flaking, redness or peeling. Try it in a Homemade Skin Care Butter mixed with your favorite essential oils like frankincense, eucalyptus or bergamot oil or with lavender oil and mint in my homemade lip balm.

Castor Oil

Used to cleanse skin, castor oil is actually a “drying oil,” even though that might seem counterintuitive. For facial cleansing, you only need to use a very small amount, about a teaspoon of castor oil, mixed into in 1/4 cup of oil like coconut or almond. Rub into your face and massage, then rinse with warm water to carry away impurities.

Make up

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Roberto Morelli developed a passion for drawing, painting and

fashion at an early age. To support his study of fine art, he began

to work at beauty salons in his native Rome.

Before long, he was taken under the wing of Rino Carboni

(celebrated makeup artist to Federico Fellini), who taught him

special effects and theatrical makeup. In Milan, he began

working on magazine editorials, with models such as Naomi

Campbell, Elle McPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Monica Bellucci,

Maria Grazia Cucinota and Molly Sims. Roberto traveled the

world, eventually settling in New York City, where he is now

based.

His work with such acclaimed photographers such as Annie

Leibovitz, Mario Sorrenti, and Tom Munro have graced the pages

of the world’s best fashion magazines. Roberto had the good

fortune of participating in a series of works with the late fashion

editor and Icon, Isabella Blow for Tatler Magazine.

In recent years, Roberto worked with long time client, the

legendary Lauren Hutton, on her makeup line as the color

development director.

Roberto also has collaborated with the fashion design duo The

Blonds for The Life Ball in Vienna, where he met and worked with

Katy Perry. The Life Ball is the biggest charity event in Europe,

supporting people with HIV/AIDS.

His celebrated clientele include model/writer Sophie Dahl, Anja

Rubik, Sports Illustrated starlet Ariel Meredith. Model/TV

personality Heidi Klum.

Actresses such as Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Brooke Shields,

Alyssa Sutherland, Paris Hilton, singers Adam Lambert, Taylor

Momsen, Pia Mia, Becky G, Ivy Levan, and Aimee Osbourne.

He has had a long time relationship with fashion designer Rubin

Singer, creating the look for his campaigns.

Roberto’s unique keen sense of color and the light’s effect on it,

enable him to showcase his stunning work on models and

personalities alike. Those qualities were recognized by long time

collaborator and Editor in Chief, Indira Cesarine, who elected

Roberto as the Beauty Editor of The Untitled Magazine.

Male Grooming

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While many men can experience skin irritation after shaving, some men are likely to develop a chronic type of razor bumps called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, or PFB. This condition results in bumps after shaving that can be painful. To manage razor bumps, Gillette® has the tips needed to help minimize irritation and get a comfortable shave.

For tips on managing non-PFB (razor bumps) irritation from shaving, see our article on razor burn and irritation.

RAZOR BUMPS: HERE’S THE DEAL

Razor bumps and ingrown hair start with a genetic tendency toward extremely curly hair. The irregular shape of curly hair shafts and the curls themselves make hairs prone to pushing back into the surface of the skin as they regrow after being cut. This genetic factor makes ingrown hair and razor bumps very common in men of African or Indo-European descent. It is important to note that not all razor bumps are PFB, so if you believe you are experiencing this condition, a good first step is always to consult your dermatologist for diagnosis and management of ingrown hair symptoms.

In addition to genetic factors, there are a few things that can happen during shaving that make you more likely to have an outbreak of razor bumps. When the hair shaft is dry, it’s much harder for your razor to cut, leading to more tugging and pulling. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it also can cause the hair tips to be cut at an angle, making it even easier for the hair to penetrate back into the skin as it grows and increase your risk of a razor bump outbreak.


TIPS FOR MINIMIZING RAZOR BUMPS WHILE SHAVING:

1. CLEANSE: SET UP FOR SUCCESS.

Cleanse your skin with a gentle scrub and warm water, or use a shaving brush, before you shave. This step is crucial to removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin, and releasing trapped hairs, allowing your razor to make proper contact with your skin and hair.

2. HYDRATE: SOFTEN TO REDUCE TUGS.

Moisten your face and use a shave cream to help hold the water on the hair. As your hair soaks up the water, it swells and softens, making it easier for your blades to cut.

3. SHAVE: LET THE RAZOR DO THE WORK.

Shave with gentle strokes, and let your razor do the heavy lifting. Shave regularly to avoid allowing the hair to grow long enough to re-enter the skin’s surface. Using a razor with multiple high-quality blades helps to minimize razor bumps after your shave.

4. MAINTAIN: RESTORE THE MOISTURE.

Shaving can remove more than just hair—moisture can also be removed, leaving the skin dry, tight, and irritated. Use a moisturizing after shave product to help replenish moisture in your skin and facial hair after you shave.

Cleanse, hydrate, shave, and maintain—these four steps, combined will give you the power to help manage your razor bumps.


Magic Shave


 

Making Magic

Before using Magic Shave for the first time, test it on a patch of skin, and then wait for 36 hours. If no irritation occurs, you're good to go.

Wash your face thoroughly with plain water -- using soap before using Magic Shave may cause irritation -- and pat it dry with a clean towel.

Add about 2 heaping teaspoons of Magic Shave depilatory powder to a shaving mug -- a plain old coffee mug or cup works just as well. Add an equal amount of room-temperature water, and mix it up until it takes on a creamy consistency.

Use your fingertips or a shaving brush to spread an even layer of Magic Shave over the area you wish to treat.

Warning

When applying Magic Shave, stay away from your mouth or eyes to avoid irritation.

Let the product rest for about 5 minutes. If removal doesn't work the first time, let it rest for another 2 minutes, but don't exceed 7 total minutes. If the cream starts to dry before removal, give it a light misting of water from a small spray bottle to re-moisturize it.

Use a wet washcloth or plastic, no-razor shaver to remove the cream and the hair along with it, applying moderate pressure and making regular downward strokes.

Rinse your face thoroughly with plain water -- no soap -- removing the product completely. Make sure you rinse any residue from your hands, as well. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Wait 36 hours before using Magic Shave again. To avoid irritation, do not follow up the application with products that contain alcohol, such as aftershave.