All posts in "Skin Care"

Why Toner is a Waste of Money

By Disha / March 6, 2013

Do your friends or family tell you that you should apply toner to your face in order to get it squeaky-clean? Well, guess what – you don’t have to. Skip the toner, save some money, and avoid drying out your skin. People use toner to get a tingly feeling, remove excess oils and makeup, and […]


Prioritize Your Beauty Budget

By Disha / October 8, 2012

You have a limited budget for beauty supplies. What you should spend your hard-earned cash on, in order of priority? #1: Sunscreen Forget creams and balms … 50 percent of your fight against wrinkles comes in the form of using sunscreen daily. Pick something with a minimum SPF of 30. Choose a brand you like, […]


Raid Your Kitchen Cabinets for Beauty Products

By Disha / October 1, 2012

Want to save money? Raid your kitchen cabinets for natural beauty products! Don’t get me wrong; I love buying brand-name products as much as the next gal. But with a tight budget, I sometimes “save up” for that YSL moisturizer or Clinique foundation by spending a few weeks applying a homemade, natural mask to my […]


Best Cheap Face Cleansers

By Disha / September 24, 2012

What are some of the best cheap face cleaners, or facial cleaners, on the market? For Dry-Normal Skin: Cetaphil Cleanser is a $10 drugstore cleanser without chemicals or perfumes that irritate your skin. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and dermatologists recommend it. For Oily Skin: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Face Wash in Grapefruit — often referred […]


Beauty Myth – You DON’T Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day

By Disha / September 10, 2012

Myth: You need 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin looking soft. Fact: This conventional wisdom is not true. The outermost layer of skin is made up of dead skin cells. It doesn’t absorb water that you ingest. It DOES, however, absorb humidity from the air, so if you want the dead […]


Does a Chemical Treatment Ap-peel to You?

By Disha / August 11, 2012

Does a chemical treatment ap-peel to you? It would be interesting to know just how many chemicals we ladies pat on to our skin over the course of a lifetime in the name of looking good. Cleansers, moisturizers, makeup and even shower gels are seemingly packed with different chemical ingredients (or that’s the impression you […]


8 Best Foods for Your Skin

By Disha / August 3, 2012

First of all — a HUGE congratulations to Lauren, the winner of our $50 giveaway! She decided to get her prize in the form of a PayPal deposit. Lauren now has $50 in cash! Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned — we’ll be hosting another giveaway this fall! And now, back to our regularly […]


Are Facials an Investment?

By Disha / July 31, 2012

Okay, my husband is going to read that headline and laugh, but I think it’s a valid question: Are facials a good investment? If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, hear me out: Most estheticians agree that women who get facials regularly — say, every 8 to 12 weeks or so — age more […]


15 Tips for Aging Gracefully

By Disha / July 24, 2012

Women like me, who are “seeing signs of age” (whatever that means!), are often worried about aging gracefully. We don’t mind looking our own age – and we’ll accept it if you tell us we look younger! – but we certainly don’t want to look older than our years. At the same time, we don’t […]


How to Do a Budget At-Home Spa Treatment

By Disha / July 10, 2012

Can’t shell out $75 to $120 on a spa treatment? Create a budget spa treatment at home, using these four simple steps: #1: Steam your face over a hot pot of water. This will help open your pores and prep your skin for your spa treatment. #2: Cleanse and exfoliate as usual, then apply a […]

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