Posted: June 15, 2021
The best way to getting stronger, longer nails is mostly through simple lifestyle changes. Therefore, getting healthy nails also means getting rid of some bad habits, such as using your nails as a built-in pocketknife or biting your nails.
- Keep fingernails dry and clean.This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning, or using harsh chemicals.
- Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize! Moisturizing is a well-known secret to healthy skin, but it’s often overlooked in nail care. While dry, brittle nails can be the result of many factors, they’re ultimately a cry for moisture, so consider investing in a good moisturizer, make sure to rub it into the fingernails and cuticles.
- Leave your cuticles alone. It’s common practice to cut, push back, or try to get rid of cuticles altogether, but cuticles are not the enemy. In fact, the cuticle is the nail’s natural protective seal. Messing with your cuticles can do far more harm than go
Posted: May 17, 2021
Historically toners contained alcohol and were used as an astringent to tighten pores and balance the pH of the skin after using an alkaline soap product for cleansing.
Now, as more cleansers tend to be pH balanced and gentle, toners have evolved to a skincare category of their own, the reformulated toners of today go beyond that basic role, they now offer a wealth of benefits and target various skin concerns—from acne, dryness to aging.
Using a toner after cleansing the skin can help close pores and tighten cell gaps, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. Toners can even protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water.
Other toners contain pre and probiotics to optimize the functioning of the skins microbiome, like the Esse Toner Plus and Perris Skin Fitness Beauty Micellar Water Make-Up Remover a 2-in-1 product that removes make-up and also tones the skin.
Posted: May 06, 2021
Before we start talking about layering, we need to tackle the matter of how scents need to be aligned with the occasion and the time of the day we are wearing it for, just like there is a suitable attire for every occasion or time of the day, so is a fragrance.
- How a Man can layer fragrances to be more attractive to a woman.
If we are aiming for an evening fragrance, then we recommend layering more intense and sensual notes, contrary to the morning one which will be fresher and lighter.
A very important element in layering is the family the fragrances belong to, such as Fresh, Aquatic, Oriental, Aromatic, Oud, and Wood and so on.
The ingredients or notes as we call them of the fragrances are what determine the characteristics of the fragrance, for a day layering that smells attractive and masculine we look for notes such as Bergamot, Guaiac Wood, Musk and Vetiver, these can be mixed with aromatic ingredients like Rosemary, Mint, and Cedarwood.
Fragrances suitable for midday and evening will include notes such as Vetiver, Tobacco, and Oud mixed with creamier notes like Sandalwood, warm Amber, or just deep Woody fragrances.
Posted: June 01, 2020
Acne is something that is a common problem with a lot of people, if you haven’t yet encountered this issue, considerate yourself super lucky! One thing to remember is that acne can be caused due to a variety of reasons such as age, stress, hormonal imbalance, environmental changes, and is also genetic sometimes. What may work for someone might not work for you because everyone is different, but there are a few basic tips to remember when it comes to skincare and dealing with acne in general.
My first word of advice is to swap to clean beauty products, they are essential for acne skin, organic and natural ingredients will treat acne skin gently unlike generic beauty products with aggressive preservatives and ingredients.
Posted: October 15, 2019
Grown Alchemist has expertly developed scientifically innovative skincare, through the understanding of cellular renewal in the skin. Their groundbreaking formulas are adapting to the way that the body repairs and regenerates common skin concerns – whether it be genetic or impacted by the environment.
Posted: October 05, 2019
If you have tried all the creams, oils, treatments or products, but your skin is still unruly & unpredictable, you could be OMEGA deficient: Esse Omega Moisturizers offer a unique kind of nourishment – which will bring balance to your skin – correcting nearly all major skin concerns!
Posted: September 14, 2019
At the core of CODAGE Paris skincare lays the insta-famous CODAGE Serums. You might have seen these beautiful minimalistic Flacons on the Instagram’s of Kim Kardashian West and Victoria Beckham, but these gorgeous serums are now available exclusively in the GCC on BALMESSENCE.
Posted: June 10, 2019
Ageing Beautifully with our Frankincense Favorites from Neal's Yard Remedies. البخور Living here in the Middle East we are used to burning incense and inhaling beautiful aromas in our homes and in public places like malls and hotels. One of the more popular incenses used here is Frankincense. Have you ever traveled to Oman? You will smell frankincense incense nearly everywhere! Frankincense incense has special antibacterial properties, which enable them to naturally purify the air and surfaces in a room.
Posted: June 10, 2019
Many of us adore roses, and when we need to prepare a special gift, adding flowers to it, beautiful roses come to our mind straight away. We can choose from a variety of colours, which are available nowadays. Good quality roses are quite expensive, but they are gorgeous and look like no other flower. The rose flower is iconic, and it earned the name “The Queen of Flowers” not just for its beauty. Rose have much more to offer apart from beauty.
In ancient times, people cultivated roses, these flowers were widely used in perfumery, medicine, and therapeutic treatments. For these purposes the rose essential oil (also called rose attar, rose otto, rose essence and rose absolute) was used. Good quality essential rose oil (attar) is very expensive, so usually, natural rose oil (not synthetic) is used by premium and luxury cosmetic and perfumery brands in their products. Attar of roses has yellow-greenish colour, it is taken from the base of rose petals before the buds even open, and it takes about one and a half tone of petals to produce just one pound of attar…..