Can you really… Diminish cellulite? Make your nails grow faster? Get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles?
Keep reading to discover what beauty experts say.
It would be a a miracle if a potion existed that could magically make the cellulite on our thighs disappear, but alas it doesn’t yet. In the meantime, certain ingredients can help tighten skin to give it a more toned appearance, says dermatologist Dr. Doris Day.
Try applying a firming body lotion every day that has biotin and Coenzyme Q10 to help boost production of collagen and over time, your skin will look smoother. A good choice is Nivea Skin Firming Moisturizer with Q10 ($7.49)
Making Nails Grow Faster
Regular manicures and getting key nutrients in your diet including foods rich in biotin (salmon and bananas) and vitamin B12 (eggs and milk) will help you get great results when it come to having well groomed nails.
Lose the Bags and De-puff
As mothers, we perpetually look tired and have puffy eyes, both of which can be treated with more sleep (experts say we should all be getting at least seven hours each night) and avoiding salty foods, but eye creams can help, too. Look for an eye cream or serum with caffeine, cucumber and antioxidants which can help eliminate excess fluid while peptides tighten fluid.
Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage ($26.00) is an instantly cooling rollerball that helps massage away bags, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes on contact. Brightens eye area immediately and over time. Combats dark circles, too. With caffeine, potent antioxidants and soothing botanicals.
At-Home Skin Care Devices
LED anti-aging and anti-acne gadgets use the same technology as in-office machines, they just aren’t as powerful so results may take longer, says dermatologist, Dr. Patricia Wexler. Check with your doctor to see if they are right for you. Typically, an anti-againg device is used twice a week. For anti-acne, twice a day.
Wexler recommends the Clear+ Professional Acne Clearing Solution Device ($195.00).
If you’ve had a professional facial lately, then you have undoubtedly come in contact with an electronic facial cleansing brush, which experts say is the best way to deep clean your skin.
I received one for Christmas two years ago and absolutely love it and could feel a difference from the very first time I used it. But don’t take my word for it; according to theÃ‚Â Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems website, this revolutionary skincare tool:
- Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
- Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
- Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
- Creates noticeably healthier-looking skin.
Like with most things, when it comes to beauty remedies, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.