Quick Beauty Queries Vol. I, No. Eight
Dec 8, 2015
You posted about those Peter Thomas Roth acne treatment dots some weeks ago. Do they really work?
They do work. Perhaps not as quickly as I would like, but I use them on deep cystic blemishes, and they help. The best part is how much they reduce the redness and swelling, it makes acne much easier to cover-up acne with concealer.
If you’re looking for something cheaper, SmartMed has a similar product.
As we enter this tough weather season, my nails break from their usual “short” to “looking like I bite them” (which I don’t). Do you have suggestions for anything I can apply to my nails to strengthen them during the dry winter? LOVE your blog!!!
First, keep your hands well moisturized. I like Okeeffe’s Working Hands Cream. Second, if your health will allow, add a pre-natal vitamin to your daily routine. The folic acid, biotin, and B-vitamins will strengthen your hair and nails. Lastly, try a nail strengthener like the reader-recommended Nailtiques Formula 2.
Further, ditch the alcohol-based hand sanitizers. I adore this foaming, mandarin-scented sanitizer from Babyganics.
I’ve never thought about the type of hairbrush I use, but I’ve heard about the wonders of the Mason Pearson brushes.
Do you own one/do you think it’s worth the splurge? What type of hairbrush do you use? I don’t blow-dry my hair and am very low-maintenace, but if simply brushing your hair with a decent brush can make it look better, then I’m all for it.
Different hair brushes have different uses. Different hair types also benefit from different kinds of brushes. For a helpful guide, check out this post from The Beauty Department.
I love this Aveda paddle brush. I’ve been using this type of brush for 17 years. For blow-drying, I like these ceramic round brushes from Spornette. If I’m just doing a quick blow-dry, and I want the volume without the curl, this Conair brush does the trick.
My makeup-removing wipes are tearing up my skin (stupid dry winter air!). Do you have suggestions for a gentler wipe? Or an alternative product to wash the day away?
Stripped and Dried
For alternative suggestion, try the Makeup Eraser. Add warm water to the cloth and it will remove all of your makeup, no soap needed. For an all-natural makeup remover, S.W. Basics makes simple products with ingredient-labels you can read.