Good makeup can be your weapon against the world, wherever you are.

It can make you feel confident, self-assured and mask the insecurities you have. Some women discuss putting on their makeup as ‘putting on their war paint’ as if it alters their state of mind. One brand even seized upon that and brought out makeup for men labelled as war paint. Whatever your thoughts are on that, the suggestion is makeup makes you someone different, or at the very least can be a catalyst for confidence.

Does that mean that wearing makeup can give a female poker player an edge over her rivals? There have been some high-profile female poker players at the World Series of Poker, including Shannon Elizabeth, who rose to fame in the American Pie moves. Sure, her poker skills ensured she placed well in competition, but could makeup have been a reason she beat some of her opponents?

In any sport or competition, looking for marginal gains is hugely important. There is no suggestion a good makeup routine will guarantee you win at poker, but if it gives you that 1% gain that others do not have, it must be worth considering.

Poker is undoubtedly a game where makeup can help you. Before we look at that, it is important to realize it is not the sole reason you will succeed. Playing poker is challenging and requires skills such as stamina, strong decision-making and self-confidence. Understanding how to play poker for real money and handle the pressure that comes with that is important first and foremost. The makeup aspect, and those marginal gains, comes once you understand the game’s intricacies, both online and in person. Once you have grasped that, makeup can certainly help.

Firstly, the feeling of power and confidence is hugely important in poker, and writer Kate Carraway believes that simply putting on mascara helps her become more confident. “When I put on mascara, I feel right in a way that I’ve never felt in, or about, any other individual product. It makes me feel confident because it exaggerates my best features, and powerful because it makes me feel like I have my whole look handled.” One key aspect of poker is you must feel confident in yourself. It would be best if you gave off the impression of someone in control, calm and collected. Male players are likely not to be wearing their makeup and perhaps don’t have that extra gain in their arsenal.

There is also an element of misdirection in poker, making people believe something that may not be true. By focusing on your beauty, you can misdirect a player from your small tells when a good hand comes up. If you indulge in a good skincare routine, perhaps accentuate your features with a subtle blusher and become the confident vision of beauty that makes you feel confident, all eyes will be on you, but will they really see you? Writer Anne Donahue believes that you can trick yourself with good makeup too. “I find that the bigger risks I’ve taken with makeup, like green or blue lipstick, the more able I’ve been to take more risks, or at least be seen as someone who takes more risks in life.”

Think about why you put makeup on for a night out; for many, it is to mask their insecurities, to become a version of themselves that they want people to see. Applying the same technique to the poker table is common sense when you break down why many like to wear makeup.

Remember, playing poker is not all about how you look. As Shannon Elizabeth did, you must master the game first, but once you do, it doesn’t hurt to make yourself as beautiful as possible and use that to your advantage. Who knows, it might be you around the tables in Vegas one day, and having that 1% advantage might be the difference between folding or winning big.

Puffy eyes can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include aging, hereditary differences, allergies, fluid retention from large salt intake, trauma, or lack of sleep.

With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. 

Fat tends to migrate southward, into the area under your eye, with age, because years of gravity mean that the muscles and collagen around it are weaker and less likely to hold it in place. Once there, it can be targeted by fluid that swells its cells; fatty tissue tends to be pretty vulnerable to swelling like that.

Other factors can contribute to under-eye bags, including:

  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Allergies
  • Retaining fluid (often after waking up, or after eating salty food)
  • Inheriting this condition (it can run in families).

While having bags or shadows under your eyes may not look especially attractive, it is usually harmless. However, if swelling of the eye area is painful, itchy, red or does not go away, see your ophthalmologist.

Also, The water retention under the eyes is also known as lymphatic fluid. It’s a product of the body’s lymphatic system, which drains off toxins and transports lymphatic fluid (a combination of water and white blood cells) around the body to fight off infection. This liquid is what ends up pooled under the eyes in the fat cells, and there are certain things that seem to exacerbate it.

Dark Circles Are Caused By Thin Skin And Heredity

The circles of dark skin beneath our eyes that seem to signal. Darkness under the eyes develops because of the increasing thinness of the skin there as we age; the older we get, the more it thins, and the more dark blood vessels underneath become visible. Why does it thin? Same reason fat migrates out of the eye socket: our body loses its ability to hold things up, and it sags. It’s already one of the thinnest parts of skin on the body.

Heredity, however, also plays a huge role in the development of dark eye circles. It’s called genetic hyper-pigmentation, and it means that some people simply inherit darker skin around their eyes from their parents and grandparents.

Can I improve the appearance of my under-eye bag?

There are strategies to help improve the appearance of under-eye bags. If someone has slight fat prolapse pushing forward, and has a certain anatomy of the bone structure under the eyes where there is space in the tear trough, fillers such as a hyaluronic acid filler in the Restylane or Juvederm family can be used to blend the transition between the elevation of the fat pocket and the hollow of the tear trough.  Fillers of choice for this area are either Restylane Refyne for someone who needs a lot of volume, or Belotero.

Darkness caused by the excess brown pigment (melanin) can be faded with topical products or in-office chemical peels. Kojic acid and vitamin C are on the gentler end of the spectrum, lightening pigment gradually. A big winner ingredient, EyeBright formulated with a trio of patented multi-peptides that yield true results, the active ingredients in EyeBright are clinically proven to reduce dark circles and under-eye puffiness and diminish the depth and appearance of deep wrinkles.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics organic eye bright intensive serum, is loaded with plant stem cells, botanically derived Hyaluronic Acid Spheres to fiber, collagen boosting and ultra skin firming and wrinkle repairing ingredient and fiber and cellular rebuilding Amino Acids.

Matrixyl 3000, matrikines anti-wrinkle complex which helps: – reverse the chronological aging as attested by the regulation of senescence markers. Aging skin tends to behave like young skin. – reduce the cutaneous photodamage by restructuring the fragile network of the papillary dermis.

Palmitoyl Triepeptide-3, this peptide, consisting of three amino acids, promotes collagen synthesis by mimicking the skin’s natural processes. It is seen as an alternative to a collagen injection as it boosts the connective tissue growth factor necessary to produce collagen. Clinical studies have shown it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the skin’s firmness and moisture level.

EyeBright, formulated with a trio of patented multi-peptides that yield true results, the active ingredients in EyeBright are clinically proven to reduce dark circles and under-eye puffiness and diminish the depth and appearance of deep wrinkles.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics use violet glass packaging from Netherland to protect the raw organic ingredients of their plant-based skincare products.

The magnificent violet color of Miron violetglass is the result of a patented mix of mineral oxides and silica. Just as a magnet emits energy which – in a split second – organizes needles to face the same direction, so the bioenergy of products in Miron violetglass appear to be ordered in a more coherent and powerful way. People who are sensitive to energy can often detect with their eyes closed whether a jar is Miron violetglass or some other type of glass. They say they feel the higher frequency of Miron violetglass.

Yin and Yang in opposition create a vortex of energy flow. The color violet – being Yin and Yang – creates a similar vortex of energy, providing a balance of matter and free energy, order and chaos. In Miron violetglass, a product’s taste, color, scent, as well as biophotonic energy are preserved better and are often enhanced when compared to other packaging materials.

Protection from damaging rays of light

Sunlight is recognized as one of the most important resources on earth. Sunlight is required for all living things: plant, animal, and human. However, sunlight can also have a degrading effect. If a natural product – upon reaching maturity – continues to be exposed to full sunlight, there follows an acceleration of molecular decay. Miron violetglass’ unique characteristics filter out these more damaging rays of the visible light spectrum, and allows portions of the UVA and infrared light waves in, keeping the products inside fresher for a longer period of time.

More specifically, Miron Violetglass allows 25%-45% penetration of light in the range of 380-420 nanometers (violet and UVA-frequency), and about 60% penetration in the range of 730-1050 nanometers (Infrared frequency). These parts of the light spectrum seem to energize the organic molecules of the products stored within.

The small amount of visible violet light that is allowed in gives the glass it’s beautiful dark violet color.

Biophotons are the light emitted by living tissue.

‘Bio’ in Greek means life and ‘photon’ means light. According to biophotonic research, measuring the biophotonic output of a food or supplement is a more accurate measurement of quality and life essence. Our bodies absorb photons from sunlight through the eyes, skin and also through sunlight enriched nutrition. As natural products absorb solar energy, the increased level of photons is a great indication of the products’ vitality and quality. Since many of today’s products are processed, and often full of preservatives, they contain very little to no biophotons.

These products do not contain energy levels beneficial to living cells. Miron Violetglass also acts as a barrier, preventing the loss of biophotons from the product stored within, making preservatives less necessary.

Miron violetglass is the only glass known which offers this important protection, assuring that smell, color, bioenergy and your product’s other properties remain preserved longer. Tests have shown that products stored in Miron Violetglass keep their distinctive qualities for extended periods of time, sometimes even for years. The sooner a product is consumed all the better, as it will still have benefited from the energetic enhancing properties of the violetglass.

Make sure you read your ingredients before you use some skincare and cosmetics products. This is just an example of what is out there.

Phenoxyethanol. Used as an anti-bacterial in cosmetics and stabilizer in perfumes, phenoxyethanol is actually very harmful. It is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin, especially to nursing mothers or infants. Phenoxyethanol can have an effect on the brain and the central nervous system.

Abietic Acid:  Used to create a pleasant texture in cosmetics and soaps.  Has been shown to cause paralysis in laboratory animals.  Known to be irritating to human skin and may cause allergic reactions.

Acetamide Mea:  A chemical solvent used in skin creams. Has been shown to cause cancer when given orally to laboratory animals.

Acrylic Acid:  A synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives, permanent-press fabrics and now, skin creams.  Toxic by skin absorption.

Aluminum Acetate:  Used in skin creams as an astringent. This chemical was originally developed for waterproofing fabrics.  Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding.  Prolonged use topically can produce severe sloughing of the skin.

Arachidonic Acid: Used by the cosmetic industry to emulsify cream and to sooth skin, this fatty acid is extracted from animal liver and in one study, has been shown to alter the skin’s natural immune response.

Behenyl Alcohol: Used for manufacturing synthetic fabrics, insecticides and lubricants, and now, used by cosmetic companies in skin cream as a thickener and emulsifier.

Beta-Naphthol: Used in skin-peeling preparations.  Derived from coal tar.  Ingestion may cause kidney damage, eye injury, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, anemia, and death. Fatal poisoning from topical applications have been reported.

Benzalkonium Chloride (BAK):  A widely used germicide known to cause allergic conjunctivitis.  Lethal to frogs. Highly toxic.  In 1992, the FDA proposed a ban on the use of this item for treating insect bites and stings.  Has not been shown to be safe in concentrations over 0.1%, but it is allowed to be used in cosmetics in concentrations up to 5%.

Benzocaine (Ethyl Aminobenzoate): Used in creams and lotions to help soothe the skin, however, there are reports of babies suffering from methemoglobinemia (lack of oxygen in the blood) and systemic central nervous system excitation in adults, when absorbed through the skin.

Benzophenone-2: Used to retain fragrance scents, may produce hives and contact sensitivity.

Bithionol: Used as a germicide in skin creams.  This germicide is closely related to hexachlorophene, which has already been banned by the FDA.  Can cause sensitivity to light, skin rashes and skin swelling.

Borates:  In spite of repeated warnings from the medical community, the cosmetic industry continues to use borates as a cosmetic preservative.  Acute poisonings have followed ingestion and lavage of body cavities and application to abraded skin.  Borates affects the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver and skin.

Butyl Oleate:  Derived from butyl alcohol and oleic acid, this chemical is used for manufacturing industrial solvents and lubricants and now, used as a skin conditioning ingredient in skin creams.

Butylparaben:  See Parabens

Butylene Glycol: Used in cosmetics to resist humidity, to retain scents and as a preservative.  Has a similar toxicity as ethylene glycol, which when ingested may cause depression, vomiting, drowsiness, coma, respiratory failure, convulsions, renal damage, kidney failure and death.

Calcium Chloride: Main use is in fire extinguishers, as a wood preservative, and to melt snow and ice.  Now used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and texturizer.  Ingestion can cause stomach and heart disturbances.

Calcium Hydroxide: Used for manufacturing mortar, plaster, cement and pesticides.  Also used by the cosmetic industry in cream and lotion depilatories.  Accidental ingestion can cause burns of the throat and esophagus. Death may occur from shock and asphyxia due to swelling of the glottis.

Calcium Sulfate: Also known as Plaster of Paris.  Generally used in cements and wall plasters.  Calcium Sulfate is now being used by the cosmetic industry as a skin firming ingredient.  Accidental ingestion may result in intestinal obstruction.   When mixed with flour, Calcium Sulfate can be used to kill rodents.

Calcium Thioglycolate: Customarily used for tanning leather, Calcium Thioglycolate is now also being used in cream depilatories.  Has been shown to cause thyroid problems in experiments on animals and some people develop hemorrhaging under the skin when used topically.

Carbolic Acid:  Also known as Phenol.  Used in creams and lotions for its disinfectant and anesthetic properties. Derived from coal tar.  Ingestion of even small amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, and circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and greenish urine as well as necrosis of the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract. Death results from respiratory failure.  Fatalities have been reported from ingestion of as little as 1.5 grams. 

Carboxypolymethylene:   Also known as Carbomer -934, -940, -941, and as Carbopol.  This synthetic chemical is widely used in the cosmetic industry as a thickening agent and emulsifying ingredient.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose: A synthetic gum used in creams and lotions as an emulsifier and stabilizer.  It has been shown to cause cancer in animals when ingested.  Its toxicity in topical applications is unknown.

Ceresin:  Typically used for making wax paper, polish, and in dentistry for taking wax impressions, and is now used in skin creams as an emulsifier.  May cause allergic reactions. 

Cocamide DEA:  Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent. Considered to be highly toxic. This is a DEA derivative.  See DEA.

Cyclomethicone: Silicone

Dehydroacetic Acid DHA: Also known as Sodium Dehydroacetate.  Used as a preservative in cosmetics. Not irritating to the skin or allergy-causing, but if ingested, is a kidney-blocking ingredient and can cause impaired kidney function.  Large doses can cause vomiting, imbalance and convulsions.

Desoxycholic Acid:  Used as an emulsifying ingredient in cosmetics.  Generally regarded as safe by the FDA, but is known to cause tumors in laboratory animals.

Dibenzothiophene:  Also known as Thioxanthene and Diphenylene Sulfide.  Used in cosmetics to add a green fluorescence.  No known toxicity when applied to the skin, but when ingested can affect the central nervous system, the blood, and blood pressure.   Also used as a psychopharmaceutical ingredient to treat mental disorders.

DEA:  An abbreviation for Diethanolamine.  See below.

Diethanolamine (DEA): Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.  Considered to be highly toxic when used in industrial applications, and has been proven to cause cancer when applied to the skin of rats.  And yet, this ingredient, and its derivatives, is permitted to be used in cosmetic products at limited levels.  Derivative ingredients may appear as cocamide DEA or lauromide DEA.  DEA can be found in over 600 cosmetic and personal care products.

Diethylene Glycol: This chemical is actually a solvent and is used to enhance the absorption of other ingredients in skin creams.  Not usually irritating to the skin, but can be fatal if swallowed.

Diethylstilbestrol (DES):  Also known as Stilbestrol.  A synthetic estrogen fed to cattle and poultry to ‘fatten them.’   This chemical is now being sold to the cosmetic industry as a synthetic hormone for use in skincare products.  This chemical is a known carcinogen and linked to a rare form of vaginal cancer.

Dimethoxy Methane: Used as a solvent in cosmetics and perfumes.  Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.

Epichlorohydrin: Used as a solvent in cosmetic manufacturing.  Also used for manufacturing varnishes and lacquers.  Chronic exposure is known to cause kidney damage.  Caused paralysis, convulsions and death when fed to laboratory animals (not by us).

Ethoxyethanol:  Used as a stabilizer in cosmetic emulsions. Its toxicity has been shown to be several times greater than polyethylene glycol in laboratory animal tests.  Produces central nervous system depression and kidney damage.

Ethyl Hexanediol: Used as a solvent for manufacturing cosmetics.  Skin application caused birth defects in laboratory animals. 

Ethylene Dichloride (EDC): A solvent used in manufacturing cosmetics.  Also used for manufacturing vinyl chloride, paint, varnish, and as a lead scavenger in antiknock gasolines.  In cancer testing, the National Cancer Institute found this compound caused stomach cancer and vascularized cancers of multiple organs.  It also produced cancers beneath the skin in male rats, and female rats developed mammary cancers. 

Ethylene Glycol:  A chemical solvent used for manufacturing cosmetics.  Also used as antifreeze.  Can absorb twice its weight in water.  Toxic when ingested, causing central nervous system depression, vomiting, drowsiness, coma, respiratory failure, kidney damage, and possibly death.

Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA): Widely used by cosmetic manufacturers as a sequestering preservative. It may be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause allergies such as asthma and skin rashes.

Euxyl K 400:  This is one of the newer, more modern preservatives used in skin creams.  There are increasing reports from physicians regarding patients who are sensitive to it, and physicians are being encouraged to test it with their patients for allergic contact dermatitis.

Fibroin Copolmyer:  A synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives, permanent-press fabrics and skin creams.  Toxic by skin absorption.

Isopropyl Alcohol:  Also known as Isopropanol.  A solvent used in many cosmetic products.  Derived from propylene, which is obtained from petroleum.  Also used in antifreeze and shellac.  No known toxicity when applied topically to the skin, but one fluid ounce is fatal if ingested.

Lauromide DEA:  Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.  Considered to be highly toxic.  This is a DEA derivative.  See DEA.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: Used primarily as a thickener in cosmetics.  In 1976 the FDA declared that it is not harmful at presently used levels, however, The World Health Organization recommended further studies because of kidney damage found in dogs that ingested it.

Learn more about the scientific research done to study the toxicity of many common ingredients used in cosmetics and search information about the most commonly used cosmetic products on 

Final thoughts

It is really on you to make a decision to use products that include these chemicals or not. While they may be helpful in keeping the products safe from bacteria and help other ingredients perform better, some chemicals can also irritate and harm your skin and health. You should look carefully at the labels and use products with the right ingredients for your skin, as everyone’s skin type and sensitivity vary. Be wise, think, and know what’s best for your skin!

Dehydration, breakouts, redness, and inflammation are common skin woes that result from spending several hours in arid, recycled cabin air.

Check out Naomi Campbell’s airport routine!


It’s so important to cleanse your skin before you take off. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! The recycled air in the cabin will dry out any moisture left on your face, makeup and debris from the day could be absorbed into your skin. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face: use a hand sanitizer if you can’t access running water. Organic facial wipes, make sure to use an organic hydrating wash.

10 Essential Skin Care Tips To Follow While Traveling

  • Carry Facial Wipes Or Towelettes. …
  • Carry A Organic Facial Mist Spray. …
  • Carry Your Favorite Organic Facial Cleanser. …
  • Don’t Forget your favorite Organic Moisturizer. …
  • Pack Some Sheet Masks. …
  • Avoid Touching Your Face Often. …
  • Skip Makeup or use organic makeup making sure your skin can breathe.

Essential Skincare Travel Tips

Be careful about which products you transfer to smaller containers. The majority of the most important and beneficial ingredients begin to degrade on exposure to air, so transferring them into a jar or transparent container will compromise the formula’s effectiveness especially if they are organic. Remember organic is the best!

Treatments for redness, clogged pores, and acne, as well as those that promote hydration and brightening should not be left at home because you must use them consistently to maintain the results.

Use your face moisturizer around your eyes as well as on the rest of your face.

Our LIP & BODY Treatment Balm needs to be on the plane with you; it works great for patches of extreme dryness anywhere, including around your eyes.

And a hydrating mask, yes, yes, yes a must-do and have. Like the I’m fabulous Cosmetics Sleep mask or the Pink glow-boosting mask! Oh yea super awesome for dehydration and traveling!

What you need to know about self-isolation during the Coronaviruses crisis

The CDC recommends that high-risk groups in communities with outbreaks stay home as much as possible and that people who believe they’re sick isolate themselves. “Yes, there is some prudence we need to have in social distancing, but we also have to be careful to not isolate more — it can be very detrimental.”

self-isolation does not have to be boring. You can use that time to stay home and condition your hair, do skin peels, or beauty treatments that require some downtime. Pamper yourself!

The Body peel, the Gorgeous peel, are great examples. Condition your scalp and hair to promote healthy hair. You would not generally want to walk to the store or the gym with a greasy scalp or greasy hair so now it the time to do it while you are staying home.

Try avoiding any public areas like work, buses, schools, taxis, or grocery stores. If there’s someone who can help purchase and deliver food or supplies as necessary — whether a friend or a service like Instacart to order groceries.

Prevention tips

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time with warm water and soap. How long is 20 seconds? About as long as it takes to sing your “ABCs.”
  • Don’t touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth when your hands are dirty.
  • Don’t go out if you’re feeling sick or have any cold or flu symptoms.
  • Stay at least 3 feet. Trusted Source away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow whenever you sneeze or cough. Throw away any tissues you use right away.
  • Clean any objects you touch a lot. Use disinfectants on objects like phones, computers, utensils, dishware, and doorknobs.

If You’re Worried About the New Coronavirus, Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

  • Common signs of infection of the new coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
  • The risk of contracting the disease in the U.S. remains low, but if you’re worried there are simple steps to take.
  • Wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and avoid people who are coughing or sneezing.

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve surely heard about the new coronavirus, a new strain of virus that’s sweeping across China and spreading to other parts of the world.

 1– Buy the prettiest flowers at Wholefood or Trader Joe’s, go home, and make yourself a bouquet to admire all week.

2-Poor yourself a glass of champagne or your favorite tea, make little appetizers, and enjoy, while you…

3-Put an organic oil treatment on your scalp and hair for deep conditioning.

4-Do a deep cleansing face mask or a skin peel.

5– Do a body treatment and enjoy un good movie.

We can’t all have J-Lo’s flawless skin – or the army of makeup artists paid handsomely to ensure she maintains that youthful glow. But, there’s no need to be green with envy. With some time, knowledge and a solid head-start, you can have luminous skin for life, too.

When to Start Anti-Aging Products?

Yikes, what a loaded question. Now prepare yourself for an evasive answer – there is no universal ‘best age’. It’s really more a matter of what’s your skin type, external factors and yes, age. Lump them together like a ridiculous equation and you’ll quickly uncover the best answer for yourself. 

The Skinny on Skincare

Your skin is the best determiner as to when you should roll out the red carpet for anti-aging products.

  • Dry or Sensitive Skin: Your poor skin is a desert, eternally begging for moisture. Luckily for those with dry skin, anti-aging products are formulated for drier complexions so you can start on these products now, if need be. 
  • Normal, Combination or Oily Skin: You generate enough natural oils that you really don’t need to start anti-aging products early, you’ll only give yourself skin issues (blackheads, acne) if you do. 

Sorry to Burst Your Bad Habits

There are some pesky external factors that will rally against you, so if you really want to prolong your skins youth then, we hate to burst your bubble but these bad habits gotta go!

  • Smoking: Kiss smoking goodbye if you’d like to remain wrinkle-free! There’s a lot of evidence suggesting darts reduce collagen stores (collagen keeps skin tight and wrinkle-free) leading to you guessed it, premature aging. 
  • Unprotected Skin: When you’re younger it’s easier to be willy-nilly about regular sunscreen use. If you’re going out during the apex of the day, slap on a layer of broad spectrum SPF 30. 

Fun Fact: If you’re a chain smoker and practice unsafe sun exposure – aka, sans sunscreen – you are 10x more likely to get early wrinkles!  

  • Drinking. Alcohol breaks down your skin’s collagen, and considering stores of this protein already reduce with age, drinking is not something you should do on the regular if you want to have radiant skin. (Psst: Jo-Lo doesn’t drink at all! Hence, that beautiful skin!)
Stunning brunette with light eyes

The Age Old Question

While there is no set time for when you should start using anti-aging products, dermatologists strongly urge everyone to use sunscreen and moisturize daily (or use a combo product) as your best line of defense against age. Every age has different needs.

  • 20s: Wear your sunscreen to prevent sun damage! Some dry skin types may venture into anti-aging products.
  • 30s: Fine lines and crow’s feet are sneaking in. Shut the door on their progress by drinking plenty of water and nixing the bad habits. Pick up creams rich in antioxidants meant for your complexion to protect and repair your skin.
  • 40s: Collagen production is down – oh my – your skin will show its age (loss of elasticity, less radiance and uneven complexion) if you don’t start stimulating collagen production (retinol) and using anti-aging products religiously. 
  • 50s: Although you can’t erase age you can tone it down by using pure retinol products, consuming essential fatty acids and using ultra-moisturizing creams, like Skinstitut from Active Skin.

Fight the Signs of Age with Anti-Aging Products

It’s inevitable, we all get older, but we can do so more gracefully and without the added expense of makeup artists to customize our beauty routine. You just need to be aware of the three main factors that’ll bring out wrinkles and when to start using anti-aging products – then you’ll shine like J-Lo!

At I’m Fabulous Cosmetics we have started Black Friday. We are offering buy 1 get 1 free on all items.

Great idea to buy 1 for you and give the other item to your loved one for the holidays season.

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There’s nothing more bothering than a clogged pore, which will quickly turn into an imperfection on the surface of our skin. Whether we are talking about pimples, zits, or blackheads, none of these are on the wish list of people. Both women and men would like to have a skin free of any imperfections, especially since we are talking about the skin on the face. While it may be tricky to keep dirt away from your pores, especially in the cities and during the summer, when our pores are more open than in the cold season, it is not impossible. All you need is a proper skin care routine, so do take a look at the tips below, as they will help you maintain a clear skin at all times.

  • Keep excess oil from accumulating in your pores

While this is a problem mostly met in people with an oily skin, during the warm season it becomes everybody’s problem. Due to high temperatures, our skin produces more sebum and the pores are more dilated. So, if you don’t clean your face as you should, the excess oil may end up accumulating inside the skin’s pores. These oil reserves will appear like small bumps on the surface of the skin and it is quite difficult to get rid of them. To prevent this from happening, wash your face in the morning and evening with adequate products. If you have an oily skin, cleaning is even more important, just make sure to use the right kind of products for your skin

  • Dealing with blackheads

Blackheads appear when the pores are enlarged, allowing oil to get inside. Once the oil gets trapped within the pore, it will oxidize in contact with the air and will become the black spots we all hate so much. Unfortunately, once a blackhead is formed, the only way to get rid of it is by getting out of the pore. This is why scrubbing your skin will not help you in this case. You either remove it manually, with the right kind of tools, or you use a blackhead removal mask. To keep pores clean, you can use products based on salicylic acid. Also, especially during the warm season, it is important to shrink your pores, so that dirt and oil won’t get trapped inside so much. This can be possible if you apply a tonic once you’re done cleaning your skin. Just do be careful to use an alcohol-free tonic if you have a dry skin.


  • Do your best not to touch your face too often

Your hands are often carriers of bacteria and dust, so each time you touch your face with unwashed hands you risk causing pimples or an acne breakout, if not even blackheads. So, do your best not to touch your face if your hands are not washed first. Also, never squeeze your pimples as you can wake up with a much bigger problem than just a small pimple. Salicylic acid products help again, as they will dry the pimples and get rid of the problem without aggressing your skin.


More and more people are spending money on collagen, seeking out fillers or buying special creams in the hopes of minimizing wrinkles and achieving more supple skin.

But what’s actually the best way to make sure you’re getting all of the added collagen you want?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. When it comes to our joints and tendons, in simplest terms, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together.

Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age. We can thank this degenerative process for signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pains due to weaker or decreased cartilage. Other lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure — also contribute to depleting collagen levels. It’s been found that collagen-related diseases most commonly arise from a combination of either genetic defects, poor intake of collagen-rich foods, nutritional deficiencies and digestive problems affecting production (synthesis) of collagen.

Collagen Production as We Age

When we get older, the production of collagen begins to slow down. As a result, skin can become fragile and less elastic. In addition, hair starts losing its color, joints aren’t as flexible and bone may lose their density.  Supplementing with collagen may help you improve your body’s collagen levels.

You can get great boots with collagen-boosting creams that contain peptides to help restore elastin and collagen-like the


I’m Fabulous® peptides collagen repair cream, support the healing and repair response in the skin, increases skin thickness, refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and skin texture, and restores the elasticity and firmness to the skin.

The benefits of peptides in this fabulous matte formulation cream are the stimulation of collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts.

  • Type I collagen forms striated fibers between 80 and 160 nm in diameter in blood vessel walls, tendon, bone, skin and meat. It may be synthesized by fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells.
  • Type III collagen forms reticular fibers in tissues with some degree of elasticity, such as spleen, aorta and muscle. It is synthesized by fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells, contributes substantially to the endomysial connective tissues around individual muscle fibers, provides a small fraction of the collagen found in skin and occurs in the large collagen fibers dominated by Type I collagen. It may have some function in regulating collagen fiber growth.

With efficient moisturization via Hyaluronic acid, as well as non-comedogenic jojoba oil and half a dozen unique botanical actives, this fabulous peptide cream is absolutely fabulous.

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