Winter Makeup Trends

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Winter Makeup Trends

Posted on: December 9th, 2020

We all know that this year has been a year like no other. Most people are at home more often and many are not wearing a lot of makeup. When people are home, they tend to wear more comfortable clothing, spend less time on their hair and when they do venture out, they may not be thinking about wearing makeup since half of their face will need to be covered with a face mask.

However, the holiday season is upon us and this is a great time to break out of your habits and spend a little more time on yourself. You can rediscover your joy of makeup this winter by using these makeup tips from celebrity makeup artists.

Even though life looks different right now and our full face might not always be visible, our eyes are always a feature that you can apply makeup to. A cat eye is a big trend right now since it brings the drama. You can go for a more subtle cat eye or you can be more dramatic. You can also enhance the look by adding shimmer or glitter and you can also play around with color.

Going along with your eyes, your eyebrows are another area that you can get creative with. Fluffy, natural-looking eyebrows are trending right now. You can get this look by using shaping wax or gel and brushing your eyebrows in an upward motion. If you have some areas that look a little bare, you can use a brow pen to fill it in.

Incorporating more color into your eyes is another big trend right now and you can add drama to either your eyes or your lips, or both! You can experiment and play around with color and decide if you prefer a more monochromatic look, or you can choose either your eyes or your lips to take on bolder color.

Lived-in liner is another popular trend right now and is currently a makeup style being used by Lady Gaga. The lived-in liner look is a smudged, smokey look that you can get by using a soft eyeliner pencil. You can use a gel pencil or a gel crayon eyeliner and once you line your eyes with it, you can take a smudging brush to get the final shape you are looking for.

Although the holidays may look different this year, that does not mean that you have to give up the glam. There are creative ways you can celebrate with your loved ones and still express your individuality with your makeup.

Why you Should Get Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Winter

Posted on: December 9th, 2020

Hair removal is incredibly common and while there are many methods of doing this, laser hair removal is a very safe and effective treatment that works well for long-term results. When you have consecutive treatments, the hair growth slows and for some people, the hair growth stops completely. If you are looking to get rid of some unwanted hair, winter is a great time to do so, so by the time spring and summer rolls around, you are all finished with your treatments.

During a laser hair removal treatment, a laser is used that gives off light that the pigment (melanin) in your hair absorbs. The energy from the light gets converted to heat, which causes damage to the hair follicles that make the hairs. Since it takes a long time for those hair follicles to recover, there will not be any new hair growth during that time period. If you have consecutive treatments, it will continue to delay the hair growth and over time, the hair growth may completely stop.

How successful a laser hair removal treatment is depends on your skin type and hair color. It is the pigment of your hair that is affected by the laser though and not your skin pigment. Laser hair removal generally works better for people with darker hair. Fair hair color may not always have the best results. This is a discussion you should have with your doctor and they will discuss which hair removal options will work best for you.

Winter is a perfect time to start your hair removal treatments, since it is recommended that you have not tanned your skin for at least six weeks prior to treatment. You also should abstain from tanning for six weeks after treatment. Most people require more than one treatment, and those are spaced out 4-6 weeks usually. This is why winter is a great time to start treatment, so you are all set by the time the warmer weather rolls around.

Laser hair removal is a quick and painless treatment and the duration of the treatment depends on the size of the area that is being treated. It can take anywhere from 5 minutes, up to an hour. Most patients experience a slight warm feeling and some may feel a sensation similar to a minor sting. Laser hair removal can be used to treat hair on your upper lip, legs, arms, back, chin, chest and bikini line, along with other areas as well. It should not be used around your eyes or genitals though.

If you are thinking about hair removal, you should talk to your doctor and find out which options are best for you so you can get started on the removal of that unwanted hair.