Why you should consider a side hustle-unless you like living paycheck to paycheck! Before I get started, let’s talk about what a side hustle is exactly. Instead of getting a second job, a high number are starting their own businesses. It is not necessarily a […]
September was dedicated to the #beautyboss and I had fun celebrating all the boss babes that I am fortunate to have in our #Motivestribe! Last weekend the Motives Beauty & Business Academy took me to Vegas and how fitting is it that I had the […]
Are you confused by what products you need for the perfect pout? Here are a couple things that you may be skipping that can make a big difference!
My favorite is the Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub. It’s a gentle yet effective scrub that will help your lips reach their full pout potential. This nourishing formula utilizes sugar to buff away dry skin to reveal supple, smooth lips that are prepped for an infusion of flawless color. It is also gentle enough to use everyday!
If you’re like most women, you’re probably wondering what is a lip mask? That’s completely understandable because lip masks are a newcomer to the beauty scene, but I assure you that they are something you don’t want to miss out on!
ARE LIP MASKS ACTUALLY A THING?
Yes, they sure are. And, WOW, I am grateful! Lip masks are a simple way to keep your lips soft and smooth-and doesn’t everyone want soft, Lucious lips? Once you try them, you’ll know exactly what I mean!
I am in LOVE with the Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask, it’s a leave on lip treatment that seals in moisture and smooths for the perfect pout. This silky lip mask is infused with shea butter for effortless nourishment while emollients smooth for ultimate suppleness, and the sweetly subtle taste of vanilla is the cherry on top. This versatile treatment can be applied under your favorite Motives lip color or as an overnight lip mask.
- Overnight Mask: Apply the mask generously to cleansed, exfoliated lips before bed. We recommend exfoliating with Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub.
- Daily Treatment: Apply to lips and gently massage until fully absorbed.
I am excited to offer this FREE webinar to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the beauty industry, and how you can capitalize on this $55 billion a year industry. Here’s your chance to find out more about how I was able to […]
It’s time for a giveaway! I love to give things away, and this time it is a Motives 15 piece Pro Makeup Brush Set valued at $149.95!
It’s a specialized collection of versatile face and eye brushes designed with the artist in mind. This 15 piece set includes: Powder Brush, Sculpter Brush, Contour Brush, Fan Brush, Sweeping Contour Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Large Eye Shadow Brush, Blender Brush, Smudger Brush, Eye Contour Brush, Crease Brush, Angled Liner/Brow Brush, Spoolie & Brow Groomer packed in a zipper carrying case.
Want to know what brush to use for what? Read my post here and get the skinny! You can even download your own brush guide.
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If you have been following me, you probably know by now that I talk about the beauty industry NON STOP! Especially in my “Evolution of the Beauty Industry” Series. Today I’m going to hopefully help many pros out there, because I see this question ALL […]
This month I want to celebrate the power of being the ultimate #beautyboss and with the power of Motives Cosmetics, you can be the boss of your future! Live boldly, push yourself, and don’t settle with this collection. I find that so many women are […]
Is men’s skin really that different than women’s? Yes, there are many similarities, and many of the same products and treatments used for women still work very well on men’s skin, but there are some key differences to be aware of.
Men’s skin is 25% thicker than women’s, meaning it is also tougher. Men also continually battle shaving-related skin issues. When a man shaves, his face experiences a fairly intense exfoliation, therefore leaving it more prone to breakouts, razor burn, dryness and ingrown hairs if not treated correctly.
Men have a totally different hormonal makeup, produce more sebum, have larger pores, and grow more facial hair than women. Some studies have even shown that men’s skin has a lower pH level then women.
With the differences in the acid mantle, the pH level of the cleansers and topicals becomes an important factor. Products with a higher pH may elevate the overall skin pH and disrupt the acid mantle, which serves as an important protective barrier.
Testosterone also regulates men’s skin. In the epidermis and dermis, it is responsible for increasing the number of granular cells, collagen production and blood flow, stimulating the production of sebum, and toughening hair in the follicle. For any treatment or formula to be effective, it must address sebum, hair growth and sensitivities, as well as the thicker epidermis and a lower pH.
Now are you convinced that men need a good skin care routine?
Now that we have that clear, now what? I hope you can see why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. I’ll break it down and go over, simple steps that any man can do.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that you need masks, serums, or toners. If you are looking for clearer, younger-looking skin, all of those will help, but they’re more for the enthusiasts out there. Instead, I’m here to teach you the basics with the essentials. You won’t add more than a few minutes to your daily routine, but that time spent can make a world of difference and keeping you looking younger, and for the long haul.
Step 1: Cleanse twice daily
When you wash your face, you remove the dirt, grime, and excess oil that has settled inside your pores and your skin. Men’s skin is generally oilier than that of majority of women which can lead to acne issues. Cleansing will prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and will minimize shine.
It’s also important to cleanse before using any other products, otherwise you’ll limit the effectiveness of a moisturizer, exfoliant, or mask. Think of it this way: You need a clean surface before you start putting anything on it. Do it when you wake up—to clean the grime you accumulated while you slept (since your pillowcase it a hotbed of bacteria). And then once again before bed, to flush away the day’s buildup.
Using face gels helps to prevent the same and is highly recommended. Facial gels also help you avoid pigmentation and blemishes.
This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Cleansing Gel
This creamy cleanser effectively eliminates dirt and excess oil for clean, shave-ready skin. Cucumber extract awakens the senses while prepping skin for a comfortable, smoother shave and yes men, you can shave with it!
Step 2: Moisturize twice daily
If you’re not moisturizing, you’re missing out. After cleansing, it’s time to hydrate and protect your face. Though men have a higher collagen density than women, it’s important because moisturizing delivers soothing vitamins and nutrients to the skin, while also creating a barrier atop the skin so as to shield you from complexion-compromising toxins, AKA pollution.
Apply it in the morning to recover from lost moisture during sleep, as well as before bed to maximize the potency of the skin-strengthening nutrients while your body’s cells regenerate.
This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Hydrating Aloe Cream
An ultra-light hydrating cream that deeply moisturizes, helps to maintain elasticity, and conditions even the toughest skin. Aloe vera reduces redness while hyaluronic acid fights dry skin.
Step 3: Condition your facial hair
In the past few years facial hair has morphed into the ultimate style accessory – and one that’s not just an adjunct to your overall look but an expression of the inner you, too. But it is so important to not only use that cleanser on your facial hair, but also use a beard oil to help soften & condition not only the hair, but the skin beneath.
Beard oil is hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, which means it is also a great styling agent. The ideal beard should look shiny and groomed, and not dusty, flaky and shaggy. Beard oil keeps facial hair flake-free and smelling fresh. Thanks to moisturizing oils, a little beard oil is just enough to tame those flyaway hairs and eliminate flakes (a.k.a. beard-druff)
The best time to apply beard oil is right after washing your face. Get in to the habit by putting it on beard oil first thing in the morning after showering or cleansing. That way, your hair follicles and pores are open and can easily absorb the oil. Just rub the beard oil into your hand, then massage it throughout your beard.
This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Conditioning Beard Elixir
This light-weight oil hydrates and smooths facial hair for a softer, more manageable beard. An advanced blend of fruit and nut oils tame coarse beard hairs for a healthy-looking beard that starts at the root.
I hope that after reading this article, you can see how adding these simple 3 steps can make a big difference for all of you men out there! I have to be honest, I am excited about providing you with products designed just for you, it’s about time! Elevate your skincare with advanced skincare for the modern day man! And incorporate classic products with proven results designed for every man.
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Scalp care is the new skin care. And an increasing number of spas are increasingly adding scalp “facials” to their menus — which promise that scrubs, treatments and lengthy scalp massages for around $50 to $75 will reduce dirt, debris and gunk that clog your […]