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Avocado: Good for More Than Guacamole

Most people associate avocados with something you spread on toast or load up with seasonings to make yummy guacamole. Around Makeover Essentials, we’ve learned that the benefits of eating this healthy-fat fruit can extend to our skincare routines as well.

Avocado’s rep for being a super-healthy food comes from the fact that it’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key vitamins A, B, K, and E. As the Makeover Essentials beauty experts can attest, not only do these nutrients nourish the body from inside, they can also improve skin’s wellness when directly applied.

There are many avocado face mask recipes out there, but here’s one that we really like at Makeover Essentials. It’s simple, soothing, and your skin will thank you:

• Step 1: Open a medium-sized avocado and scoop out the flesh, discarding the pit.

• Step 2: Mash the flesh until it’s smooth and lump-free.

• Step 3: Add in an egg, some lemon juice, and honey, and blend until the consistency is even.

• Step 4: Now it’s time to apply this mask to your face. First, make sure your face is clean and dry. Then apply the mixture all over, reaching as much of your face as you can.

• Step 5: Leave the mask on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. This is a great time to take a break for yourself.

• Step 6: After time’s up, rinse your face with warm water and gently (never rubbing) wipe the mask residue off.

We love the way our skin feels after an avocado mask. Learn more about how all-natural ingredients in your kitchen can give your skin a much-needed boost by liking us on Facebook.

How to Achieve That Perfect Sun-Kissed Look With ME

It’s the look that has summer all over it and one that most of us fiercely try to achieve every year. That sun-kissed glow that says we’ve been out all day at the beach and not stuck in our cubicles. The good news is, thanks to products like we have in our Makeover Essentials lineup, a face that screams fun in the sun is just a few strokes away. Here’s the lowdown on how to achieve it, with hardly a moment outdoors:


  • Stay Golden: A bit of gold or bronze can really give you a fresh, tanned look. With Makeover Essentials Shimmer Powder Brush, you’ll be able to dust your face, and all over your body, with lightly tinted, shimmering agents that add precisely the right mix of shine and shimmer and a touch of color. The best part? It works with any skin tone!


  • Fruity Fresh Lips: Summer means luscious lips stained by bountiful berries or a few frosty popsicles. With Makeover Essentials Juice ME Up lip gloss set, you can get back to days of eating cherries and strawberries right from the field with this trio of shades.


  • The Eyes Have It: Give your peepers more pop to stand out when your shades are off. The Eye Dazzle Duo from Makeover Essentials is just what you need for lashes that say come hither. This mascara-liquid eyeliner works in tandem to make your lashes look full and luscious, but never fake – because they’re all yours!


Achieve that ultimate summer face without spending hours outdoors. Check out our Newswire feed for more products and tips to look your best all year long.


Tanning the Safe Way

It’s summertime again and almost everyone is on a quest to achieve a sun-kissed bronze tone that says we’ve been at the beach all day. While a nice tan might give us a healthy glow, too much sun all at once isn’t a good thing. Makeover Essentials encourages safe tanning practices to get a touch of color while protecting skin using these tips:


  • Still Use Sunscreen: UV rays can cause damage that over time leads to skin cancers, as well as wrinkles. If you’re going to be out in the sun for a long period of time, be sure to apply the right SPF formula for you.


  • Be Mindful of the Time: While you might be tempted to lie out on your beach blanket or a poolside lounger for hours on end, resist the temptation to spend all day in the sun. Instead, limit yourself to two or three hours, the general tanning cut-off point at which time your body stops producing more melanin – the pigment needed for tanning – and you risk sunburn.


  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: The skincare experts at Makeover Essentials advocate for having a healthy glow, and that means you need to replenish the water in your body more frequently when you’re out in the sun. Bring a big bottle of water with you to keep refreshed and avoid dehydration. By the way, as yummy as they are, adult beverages can dehydrate you faster when you’re out in the heat, so alternate your frosty drinks with glasses of water.


We’re all about summer around our Makeover Essentials HQ. Like us on Facebook for more seasonal tips.

Fresh-Air Skin Care Tips

Summer’s almost here and around Makeover Essentials HQ, we can practically feel the warm breezes blowing through our hair. Outdoor activities are great for our minds and spirits, but enjoying nature at its fullest also requires some adjustments to our skin care regimen:


  • Start With Style: Hiking is a popular summer activity, one that gives us a great workout as we check out new places and spaces. Breathable clothing, such as cotton t-shirts, is a must so that we’re cool and comfortable. Choose shoes for the terrain, such as rocks or climbing hills. Hiking boots are generally all-purpose footwear that can get you from point A to B.


  • Bring Along Wipes: There’s going to be sweat and dirt, which can quickly get trapped in pores and lead to breakouts. Get ahead of this by bringing along Makeover Essentials Makeup Remover to keep your face feeling fresh and clean.


  • SPF It Up: Even if the forecast looks a bit cloudy, if you’re roaming the great outdoors for extended periods, be sure to slather on sunscreen anywhere that’s not covered with clothing (and even some parts that are).


  • Don’t Forget the Moisturizer: Your skin gets just as thirsty as your body when you’re active outside. Fortunately, Makeover Essentials has a number of face and body moisturizers to quench dry skin issues quickly.


Wherever you’re headed this summer, whether it’s a hike or a day on the beach, make sure you bring along Makeover Essentials to keep your skin smooth and clean. Follow us on  Twitter for product updates.

Time to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

Moms are special, selfless people. They’re mentally trained to put everyone else first, and themselves second. That’s why days like Mother’s Day are so vital: to remind all the moms out there how important it is to take care of their bodies. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your mother, or just a little something to treat yourself, Makeover Essentials has some products that are perfect for pampering.


A mom’s hands and feet are easy to neglect when she’s always on the go. That’s why our Makeover Essentials Moisturizing Socks and Gloves are like a mini-spa in your own living room. Slip them on, grab a book or load up a binge favorite on Netflix, and let these gems rejuvenate and repair dried and cracked hands and feet. If you really want to indulge in this ultra-softening product, wear a pair to bed.


If your goal is a mini-manicure, our Makeover Essentials Moisturizing Lotion and Cuticle Oil Pack will soften up your hands and cuticles easily. Another essential to toss in your purse or gym bag is the Makeover Essentials Refresh-Me Cloth. Just add water and freshen up between carpools and commutes, after the gym or before a quick meeting. At night, it’s a chemical-free way to wipe away the day (including makeup).


Remember, moms need ME time and Makeover Essentials has plenty of products to help you feel pampered. Like us on Facebook for more tips on how to treat yourself – and your mom – right.

Keep Looking Glam During Festival Season!

Heading out to Coachella or one of the other hot music festivals? Makeover Essentials experts have the tips you need to look fierce throughout these days-long events.

The summer music scene means time in the California sun. First things first, you’ll want to apply some good waterproof SPF sunscreen to protect your face from the rays bearing down on it. You could even find a lightly tinted product to act as a base. Our Makeover Essentials beauty pros advise against heavy foundations and contouring. With all of the heat, these products will most likely melt and clog your pores. Think light and breezy, with a dusting of glittery blush or highlighter. To stay fresh-feeling, keep some face wipes in your bag to avoid that shiny feeling.

Now, just because you’re keeping your face natural, when it comes to Coachella, the eyes have it. The theme for lashes and liners is go big or go home. Leave the brown and black liners at home, though. This is your chance to go all out with colored eyeliners, like jewel tone blues and purples, or metallics like silver and gold. Big lashes are IN, so accent them. Don’t forget to bring along some great shadows so your eyes pop. If you really want to go all out, some fun designs on your cheeks and forehead can help you get into the groove.

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