Beauty


How to prevent makeup from melting

Posted on December 11th, by ml editors in Tips. No Comments

Malaysia’s hot and humid weather does not always bode well for makeup. More often than not, this results in creases on the eyes and orange sweat from our foundation, and running to the bathroom to do yet another touch up.

To counter this we need to prime our faces properly to ensure that make up stays on for a longer time without melting into nothing in the heat.

Before putting on foundation on the face, it’s best to put on a foundation primer on the skin first. Primers are usually made out of waxes, polymers and silicone which would enable them to bind to makeup so that it lasts longer on the skin.

There are many types of primers in the market. Different skin types need different types of primers whether it be for dry or oily skin,

Tinted primers usually function to even out … Read More »



How to make a simple salt scrub for your foot

Posted on November 3rd, by ml editors in Tips. No Comments

Our feet are easily one of the most neglected areas of our body. The skin on our heels are usually rough, thick and dry with calluses and build up of dead skin cells. Pedicures are relatively pricey but we can actually make a simple salt scrub at home to exfoliate our feet and get rid of the build up of dead skin cells leaving out feet soft and nice.

What you’ll need are two important ingredients: salt and oil

Oil

Here are the various types of oil you can use for your salt foot scrub.

Olive oil- Olive oil has been used as a skin moisturizer for thousands of years. It can even be used on the face.  Olive oil can be used for all skin types

Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil can help to heal sores and burns on the skin, and is best … Read More »



Reduce inflammation and puffy eyes with a cold mask

Posted on October 27th, by ml editors in Tips. No Comments

It’s one of those nights. You wake up crying, having only slept three hours. Your face is red, and swollen. The dark circles under your eyes show prominently. Your eye bags are puffy and your eyes are blood shot. You have a meeting in an hour. Just what do you do?

One of the most effective ways to reduce redness and swelling caused by these “emotionally” manifested physical effects on your face is to make a mask out of ice cold water ^.^

This has been the most useful tip given to me. Yup, you have read it right. Just water!

If you do not have a DIY sheet mask (that you can buy in packs of 15 from Watsons for RM5.90), you can use cotton pads as well.

Just soak the mask or cotton pad in a bowl of ice cold water (make … Read More »



Using extra virgin olive oil in your skin care

Posted on October 22nd, by ml editors in Tips. No Comments

Have you girls ever heard of the benefits of using olive oil in your skin care?

Scientifically, olive oil is full of the good stuff. Extra virgin olive oil, especially, has been scientifically proven to be able to lower inflammatory markers in blood due to its high concentration of polyphenols. In simpler terms, what this all means is that, extra virgin olive oil has beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. Other than this, extra virgin olive oil is also know to be good for the heart, and is associated with lower incidences of heart disease when taken regularly. Some compounds in extra virgin olive oil act as natural anti-oxidants  such as vitamin E, beta carotene and hydroxytyrosol which protect the blood vessels from over-reactive harmful oxidants.

We know that extra virgin olive oil is good for us when we consume it regularly. But have you … Read More »






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