Makeup analysis: How to get this dazzling look from Jessica Alba

Doll face, cat eyes and a perfect mouth… Who would not want the looks of actress Jessica Alba? Or at least a spotless makeup such as hers? Let’s take this look that may date from a few years (she wore it at the Chanel fall-winter show 10-11) but has that timeless elegance to it: a glowing complexion, light makeup, all lifted by a splash of bright lipstick. Here are some tips to get the look…


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Steps for perfect makeup in a record time!

Putting your makeup on in the morning will never have been this easy! We’ve compiled steps and clever products for a successful express grooming routine!

Whether it be beacause you don’t have enough time, motivation, or skills, creating a nice makeup look is not always easy. But believe it or not, all it takes is some clever products and a few simple steps, to show off a radiant glow in only a few minutes. Here are 5 little tips…

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Oily hair: decrypting some common beliefs

There are numerous common misconceptions regarding oily hair. Let’s have a look at 3 frequent ones, that will help us put things in perspective on those bad hair days.

You have to use products adapted to oily hair

There are numerous hair product ranges that aim a particular action on oily hair. Simply because oily hair is quite frequent! Shampoos and conditioners for oily hair are very efficient, as they are destined to dry the hair by treating the base of the problem – the overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands. But there is a setback to using these anti-oil treatments. You have to use them often as hair quickly becomes oily again. This sometimes goes to washing them once a day to give them a less shiny and more voluminous aspect.

Shampoos for oily hair risk causing hair dryness, and making your hair more brittle and dull, and causing itching and disgracious dandruff. You can choose a shampoo for oily hair, but alternate with a pH neutral, soap-free shampoo.

Boots Expert Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 200ml
Boots Expert Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


Washing hair often remains the only option

If you have oily hair, the first reflex is to wash them as often as possible. They have no hold, the roots are oily and shiny, and you have trouble giving them volume. The sebum that oils up your hair is essential for their good health. It is produced by sebaceous glands to bring them permanent hydration and to protect them against exterior aggressions. If you spend your time ridding your hair of sebum, they could quickly get damaged.

Moreover, frequent washing only excite the sebum production and your hair will keep greasing up more and more. Try to limit shampoos to once every two days and to treat your oily hair with treatments that are appropriate and non aggressive. To space out shampoos, you’ll have to combat the urge to wash them, but with time, the sebum production will regulate itself and lessen. If you have an itching desire to hit the shower, tie your hair up to hide your oily roots.

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Drying is the enemy of oily hair

This common belief is particularly true. Indeed, drying is not necessarily a beauty ally for oily hair, but it is not completely discouraged. Obviously a hair-dryer drying will have a tendancy to dry them out. But when the scalp is dry, the sebaceous glands activate and produce more sebum. There are different temperature levels on most hair dryers. Choose the cold or lukewarm position and avoid hot blow-dries. For oily hair, natural air drying is best, but you can start with a quick go with the hair-dryer to make it quicker.

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Saying goodbye to dry feet!

To avoid chapped or even cracked feet, you need to take care of them on a daily basis… with the right products! Here are a few tips for soft as silk feet.

The foot is a complex limb, with 27 bones and lots of joints. On a daily basis it is extremely solicited, which explains why so many people complain of foot pain. What about dry feet? Women and men are all just as susceptible to experience them, if women are a bit more sensitive – notably because of open shoes!

The foot, an area naturally subject to calluses

Dry skin on the feet is quite a common occurence. Indeed, the foot is naturally poor in sebaceous glands, which nourish the skin and avoid drying out. What’s more, with age, feet produce less and less sebum and become more and more dry.

Contrary to what we may believe, sweat doesn’t avoid dryness. The most sensitive part is of course the heel, on which we can find heel calluses, which, if not treated, can cause cracks then crevices – which can be very painful.

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Hyperkeratosis – cutaneous dryness – is due to excess pressure on the heel: skin tries to protect itself and creates calluses. If there is too much callosed skin, there is a risk of cracking. As long as cracks remain on the surface, on the epidermis, it’s superficial. But as soon as they reach the derma, it becomes very painful.

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Guide: Choosing the right hand cream

Our hands are very fragile and need daily attention and care. Prefer creams with moisturising, nourishing formulas, as well as repairing ingredients for the pamper factor. Here is our little guide for choosing the cream that’ll leave your hands soft and beautiful.

To help you find the best products for your needs, and at good prices, we’ve also gathered our favourite picks from Boots, which you can purchase with a Boots Discount Code.

Hand cream is one of the essential beauty products, to have with you everywhere you go. Hand skin is thin and fragile, and is subject to a number of external aggressions on a daily basis, hence the importance of taking very particular care of them with products adapted to their delicate nature.

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The best hand creams are those that contain active ingredients with moisturising, nourishing, softening and/or repairing properties to take care of our dear little hands all year long.

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