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Dayhana Herrera

Dayhana Herrera

hair & makeup

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How Healthy is your hair? Take the quiz & find out!

How Healthy is your hair? Take the quiz & find out!

How healthy is your hair? OMG! Colouring, Styling, sunshine and many more factors can be very damaging for your hair! Do you think your hair is healthy? The answer might surprise you. Take the quiz to find out and get some tips to bring your […]

My everyday makeup look

My everyday makeup look

My everyday Makeup look For my skincare, I’m using:  Mario Badescu Glycolic acid toner Claudalie vino perfect radiance serum Kiehls ultra facial cream Dermalogica total eye care. For my makeup routine :  Tarte amazonian brow clay in medium brown  Fill in the brows by following […]

What’s your skin type?

What’s your skin type?

What's your skin type?

Everyone has their own way of taking care of their skin.

Identifying your skin type is a key point to plan your skincare routine, adjust your diet and lifestyle.

Sometimes you notice that your skincare has changed because of the season or age.

This is why it’s important to be aware of the changes in your skin.

Take the test and find out your skin type.

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How does your skin feel?

How does your skin feel after one hour of cleansing?

By noon , how does your skin feel?

Does your skin crack or flake during winter?

Is your skin easily irritated or redness prone?

What's your biggest concern when trying a new skincare product?

What's your skin type?
Your skin type is dry or dehydrated.

If the dryness of your skin is due to poor care then your skin may be dehydrated. Dry skin has a tendency to be flaky and has fine lines because it does not retain moisture well. Try a gentle skincare routine. Use sensitive cleansers without alcohol and perfumes. When washing your face avoid hot water, hot water removes all the natural oils in your skin that help to keep it hydrated. Exfoliate once a week with a gentle exfoliator, avoid salt and sugar scrubs instead use something with oatmeal as it's main ingredient. Moisturise with rich moisturizers like thick creams, a quick fix is virgin coconut oil. While bathing keep the temperature cool and limit your baths to once a day for max 5 to 10 minutes. For your diet eat more omega-3 fats and drinks lots of water.
Your skin type is oily.

Oily skin tends to produce more oils, combined with dead skin can lead to clogged pores. Use a gentle astringent skin care routine. Use a clay mask once or twice a month. Clay mask can temporarily draw oil and dirt from the skin. Cleanse your skin twice a day, regular cleansing helps to keep the pores clean and reduces sebum buildup. Use an astringent toner after every face wash. this will help to reduce oils and shine through out the day. Moisturize your skin with a light moisturizer like oil-free moisturizers. Use water-based cosmetics for your makeup routine. Look for labels that say noncomedogenic ' no pore-clogging ingredients' You must avoid picking spots, harsh cleansers and gadgets(Clarisonic) For your diet consume probiotics such as yoghurts. This helps to balance the skin. Be healthy, avoid a diet high in fat processed food, sugar and salt. Helpful supplements: Vitamin A , B3 , c and zinc.
Your skin type is combination of oil and dry.

Combination skin is when your skin is oily and normal- dry in some places. Use a mild face cleanser. For a tonic use florar waters such as rosewater. Moisterize twice a day but avoind pore clogging creams. During winter use a heavier moisterizer in the dry areas. For a mask apply a clay mask to the t-zone and a moisterizing mask to the dry areas. Futhermore avoid sleeping with makeup, this may cause breakouts. Helpfull sumplements are Vitamin b-complex and zinc.
Your skin type is sensitive.

Find out with your doctor what triggers your skin sensitivity by doing an allergy test. Use gentle hypoallergenic products. For a face cleanser look for one with low foam. Apply moisturizer while your skin is still moist and pat it dry. Do not take baths , showering or bathing in warm water is more than enough . Avoid highly fraganced products such as soaps, detergents,exofliants and toners.
Your skin type is normal

Normaal skin is soft , smooth , supple and not prone to eruptions. It also has a healthy glow. You should be fine with cleaning twice a day and using a light moisterizer. Exofoliate your skin once a week. Always apply sunscreen.

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Step by step Skeleton Makeup

Step by step Skeleton Makeup

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Taking care of brushes 101

Taking care of brushes 101

Taking care of your makeup brushes 101

Now that you got a beautiful set a of brushes.

Rises  new questions.

How should I store them?

How should I clean them?

How many times a month should I clean them?

 

How to store them?

Find a nice container

First, make sure you have a nice container like a vase or a cup to store the brushes.

For the dual end brushes is best to lay them flat. 

This way the shape of the brush won’t get damaged.

Tip: Check Pinterest out for a lot of fun makeup storage ideas.

How often should I wash them?

The ideal amount is once a week. If you skip a week it’s also fine. 

But at least wash them once a month.

If your washing once a month make sure you have a brush cleanser spray for in between washes.

Put the cleansing emulsion in a spray bottle for easier use.

Not washing your brushes can cause allergic reaction and breakouts

The product color may change because of color buildup.

 Clean brushes ensure a breakout free face, true colors and help with the brush durability.

How to wash your brushes?

 

Start by wetting the brush head, make sure you don’t wet the handle.

If the brush has a wood handle and it gets wet, the wood can get damaged and the bristles will start to fall out. 

Use a gentle shampoo like a baby wash.

Gently scrub the brushes against the palm of your hand. 

When washing the shampoo out make sure the water runs clear.

To dry the brushes, roll the head in toilet paper,  balancing them with the head down.

Feeling lazy? Check out these cleaning accessories

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Still have questions about cleaning your brushes?

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10 make up brushes every makeup lover should own

10 make up brushes every makeup lover should own

10 Make up brushes every makeup lover should own Usually, when you walk into a makeup store, there is always a section full of makeup brushes. The main reason why you need makeup brushes is to pick up product without adding any oil or dirt to […]

5 things you need to know about washing your hair

5 things you need to know about washing your hair

5 things you need to know about washing your hair. Most of us think that we have the right routine of washing our hair. When I’m working with clients at the salon and the washing part starts,  so do the questions. The  questions I get […]

Washing your hair 101

Washing your hair 101

 

Washing your hair 101

Washing your hair properly is a key element to ensure healthy hair growth, it also helps maintain your styling much longer. 

The problem is that the sentence ‘Washing your hair’ already gives the wrong instruction, because you don’t wash your hair you cleanse your scalp.

The most important part of washing your hair is making sure your scalp is cleansed of styling products and excess oils.

Yet it’s important to keep some of the scalps’ oil this will keep the hair in a  healthy condition.

Step 1

Start by brushing the hair to remove products and knots.

Next, wet the hair with lukewarm water.

Warm water opens the hair cuticle, allowing shampoo to cleanse the hair deeper.

It will help to remove excessive scalp oils and product buildup.

If your scalp doesn’t get oily, you suffer from frizz.

Therefore, you should wash with cold water. 

However, choose a temperature that you’re comfortable with.

 

Step 2

Apply the shampoo to 4 parts of the head.

The top of the head, the sides, the crown and the back.

Massage the shampoo using vertical strokes and applying medium pressure while keeping your fingertips flat.

Start at the face contours. 

Begin at the front then work your way to the sides and finish at  the nape of the neck covering all the contours of your head.

 

Next, start massaging the top of your head, work your way to the inner sides all the way to the back.

From the back of your head work your way back up to the crown and then finish back at the top of your head.

 

Don’t forget to wash your hair ends by using vertical strokes.

Repeat this massage routine for 3 to 5 times.

Don’t pile the hair up at the top of your hair, to prevent knot formation.

Rinse.

If the first shampoo didn’t lather, repeat this step 2.

 

 

Step 3

Towel dry the hair and apply a conditioner.

Apply the conditioner by stroking the hair from the mid-length to the ends.

This will help the hair to soak the conditioner in.

Leave the conditioner in for 5 to 7 minutes, then rinse with cold water.

Cold water will help to close the hair cuticles and the pores.

As a result, it will give the hair shine, reduce frizz, seal in moisture and improve the blood circulation.

 

Step 4

How you dry your hair will be the key factor for strong and healthy hair.

Keratin is the protein that gives hair its strength and integrity.

When hair is wet, the keratin in the hair cuticle absorbs the water and swells rapidly.

The hair cuticles are pushed open, therefore they rub and tangle, damaging the hair. 

At the same time, the keratin bonds of the hair weaken and stretch to the point of breakage.

This is why it’s important for hair to be dried quickly and evenly to a damp stage using as less heat as possible.

Investing in a microfibre towel will help you out.

Dry the hair by gently pressing the towel against the scalp and hair.

Don’t rub! This can cause breakage to the hair.

Apply a heat protectant or leave-in conditioner before combing the hair.

Wet hair is very delicate, so be gentle.

Start combing from the ends and work your way to the top.

Must have hair washing accessories

Aquis lisse luxe hair towel. The perfect towel for normal hair. Lisse Luxe also excels at curly hair, fine hair, damaged hair and any hair that needs gentle treatment. The soft fabric prevents breakage & frizz in the hair.
The Tangle teezer can be used on wet or dry hair and is suitable for all hair types and textures. It banishes tangles, knots and helps prevent breakage and damage thanks to its unique two-tiered system technology – the long teeth detangle and the short teeth smooth the hair cuticle for healthier-looking, glossy hair.
ghd's Heat Protect Spray, is so lightweight. in fact you won't even feel it, but it still manages to defend your strands against scorching temperatures.

Do you still have questions about how to wash your hair?

Feel free to leave a comment.

– Dayhana Herrera

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