Sodium Laurel Sulfate in Skin care

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the use of sodium laurel sulfate in skin care recently as it is an ingredient that can potentially irritate the skin, especially with large quantities and prolonged use. For this reason I would not use a SLS containing product on my face for a prolonged period of time, such as a mask or a deep cleanser which I massage into the skin for a few minutes. I would happily use it for quick cleansing however. It is quite a common ingredient in skin care, but at low levels is relatively harmless. However trials of prolonged use with large amounts do produce skin irritation, so if you are currently experiencing eczema, psoriasis or any other type of dermatitis it may be an idea to cut back on SLS containing products to see how your skin responds. I have been looking into SLS free cleansers and skin care, but also SLF free shampoo’s as it is quite a common ingredient in hair care products as well. One of the ’staples’ I recommend for sensitive eczema prone skin actualy does have SLS in it and that’s Cetaphil. I would still use Cetaphil on my body however I’ve stopped using it on the sensitive skin on my face for this reason, although I still think it is an acceptable inexpensive cleanser for most people. Also, I like to leave my cleanser on my skin for extended periods of time, to let them do their thing, and that is exactly the type of use where sodium lauryl sulfate can actually cause irritation. Why is it used you might ask? Well, it is an effective cleanser and since things like shampoos and face cleansers are usually only used for short periods of time, a few minutes a day at most. The studies found that much longer periods of exposure are needed before SLS starts to irritate the skin. People with overly sensitive skin, or skin that is already irritated should probably avoid it though, just in case. I don’t believe there have been any studies on if it increases irritation when it’s already present, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to do that study so that’s probably reason enough to avoid it when your skin is troubled. By the way, I’m still on a search for a great sodium lauryl sulfate free cleanser and shampoo, if you’ve found a great one please let me know by leaving a comment.

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Makeup Blog *LIPS*

Don’t bolt with a tissue, this is because a tissue is made up of wood fibers. Use a coffee filter instead and you won’t have all that gunk on your lips when your finished You’ll be very happy with the results at the end, and when your finished just toss it.

Find a lip-liner you totally love. Put it on all across your bottom lip and some on your top lip. Then put some lip balm, clear gloss or a hint of color. A totally cute new creation that you must have to like.

Finding your perfect shade puts an extra skip in your step. You’ll be very happy with the final
results choosing the right shade according to your skin tone. The easiest way to figure out if your skin tone is cool or warm is to put on the most orange lipstick shade or fabric on your lips or up against your face. Do this in natural lighting. Later take off and just try the rosy red. This are extreme shades of warm and cool tones.

Lipstick colors by skin color:
dark skin= plums, chocolates, reds, pastels & oranges

medium skin=all reds, brown-mauve, sheer berry & spicy brown

light skin=nudes, beige’s, light corals & light pinks.

This is just a guide and not a rule. Colors that are the most flattering on you also depend on your contrast (hair and eyes) and season. Pick the right color! If your complexion is pink (rosy / blue base), you’ll look better in plum or mauve  shades, while girls with yellow tones are flattered by warmer reds that have a brown base.

After apply gloss or lipstick put a little white eyeshadow in the center of your lower lip. Rub your lips together till you get a subtle look. It gives your mouth a full,sexy, pouty look. To get the excess lipstick off your lips and or teeth make an “o’ shape with your mouth and put your finger in it and pull it out slowly.  It really works.!