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Benefits of Facial Oil

Benefits of Facial Oil

I was talking to a friend yesterday, we were talking about skin care and I was telling her my love for face oils. She was telling me that she really wanted to try one but was a little intimidated by the word oil. Totally understandable I hear that a lot. People with oily skin tend to cringe at the words face oil. People with skin that is already nourished enough don't think they need to add anymore hydration but face oil is not formulated for only people with dry skin. Face oil is formulated for all skin types. It does add hydration to your skin of course, but also it can boost your skins natural glow and protect against damaging free radicals. It's time to reconsider your opinion on face oils.

Now one thing to keep in mind is that there are many different kinds of face oils. To pick the one that is best for you, I recommend researching. Also, make sure you are using a FACE oil and not just any type of oil. I have used the Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse religiously for a long time now and I recommend it to everyone. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have combination skin to the max. It works well for both sides. Everybody that I have made try it, loves it and uses it religiously also. It is formulated for all skin types.

Lets get into some benefits.

Facial oil helps makeup go on more smoothly. The silky smooth feeling of facial oil makes it a great skin care product to apply before your liquid foundation, concealer or creme contour. If your skin is dry, flaky or has any blemishes it can be hard to apply makeup and get that flawless finish. Facial oil helps your makeup brushes or sponges glide across the skin to get that gorgeous finish and is less likely to streak.

Facial Oil seals in moisture and can add nourishment. Everybody can benefit from facial oil. People with dry skin will benefit most from the nourishment. If you are experiencing dry skin from the weather, or you always have dry skin, facial oils can help boost your moisturizer's hydrating efforts. When you apply a facial oil after a moisturizer it seals in all of the hydrating ingredients, making your skin more likely to hold onto the added hydration. Apply a few drops in the morning and at night after a moisturizer if you have dry skin. If you have oily skin, consider only applying at night.

Facial Oil can protect from harmful pollutants. When you apply facial oil as the last step of your skin care routine in the morning, facial oil will act as a barrier on the outer layer of your skin as well as keep moisture in.

Facial Oil promotes a healthy glow. Your skin may appear dull and dry as you age, which is common because, your skin will produce less natural oil as you start to age. Your skin may also look dull if you are dehydrated or if you didn't get enough sleep. Dullness may also occur if you aren't exfoliating enough. No matter what causes the dullness of your skin, facial oil can help restore moisture and encourage glowing skin.

Don't let the idea of applying oil to your skin keep you from trying a facial oil and getting all of these amazing benefits. It is formulated for the face and all skin types so it can only be beneficial. 

xoxo, Taylor

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Meet Our Newest Addition

Meet Our Newest Addition

Okay babes, you might have seen the newest addition, The Mask Force, but now we’re gonna get to know this must have duo.

The Mask Force is an Energizing mud mask for your T-Zone and a Hydration Boost Mask for your S-Zone. It's perfect for every skin type. I’m so obsessed with this trend of Multimasking cause let’s be real, one mask is just never enough. 

The Mask Force comes with it’s own little pouch, step 1 & 2 mask’s and your own mask brush. It’s available now on the Sainte Muse website. Order yours now and don’t forget Sainte Muse offers free shipping world wide. (;

 

Name a more iconic duo... I'll wait.

 

 

xoxo,

Taylor

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5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

Summer is officially here and in honor of that, I am going to be sharing five tips to get that beautiful summer skin without too much effort. I know in the summer months I tend to shy away from wearing makeup as much. It’s hot and I hate having to worry about if I am sweating off my makeup or not, and besides who want’s to wear a face full of makeup to the beach? Not me. BUT if I am not going to be wearing makeup, I need my skin to be on it’s best behavior. So these are the five tips and products that I use to make sure my skin is looking it’s best.

 

Exfoliate. Get rid of dead skin with the Coconut Coffee Scrub from Sainte Muse. The scrub gently removes dead skin cells and the Coconut oil moisturizes, leaving your skin smelling great and feeling smooth. The Coconut Coffee Scrub is gentle enough to use on your face as well.

Cleanse. Start and end your day with a clean face. Massage the Créme Cleanser from Sainte Muse, made with a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants, onto your face to wash away dirt and oil. It will leave your skin radiant.

Hydrate.Your face and lips need hydration just as much as your body and in the summer you could use some extra moisture, something lightweight, like the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse. It is oil free and will nourish your skin while you’re soaking up the rays. Treat your lips with the Mega Balm from Sainte Muse with a blend of the best vitamins and antioxidants. It will eliminate any kind of dryness.

Glow. Facial oils help hydrate your skin and give you a natural glow. The Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse is the perfect facial oil if you’re looking to add clarity and radiance instantly. It is formulated for all skin types and also helps soothe irritated or damaged skin.

Refresh. With the sun comes heat. Refresh your skin with the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist from Sainte Muse. It will help control excess oil and strengthen skin cells. Perfect for an afternoon out in the sun when your skin just needs a nice quick refresher. 

 

Featured Products

Créme Cleanser 

Luxe Rosé Facial Mist

Coconut Coffee Scrub

 

Mega Balm

Doux Moisturizer

Gloss Face Oil

Xoxo, Taylor

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Beauty Q & A

Beauty Q & A

Hey babes, today I am answering some of the beauty related questions that I asked you girls to ask me. I really enjoyed this and I appreciate the questions and support!

Let us begin..

1. Do you wear false lashes?
I do not. I find false eyelashes incredibly uncomfortable and my eyelashes are already pretty long so with the help of a good mascara I don’t need them!
2. What is your most cherished skin care product?
My most cherished skin care product is without a doubt, the Active Noir Maque by Sainte Muse. It seriously does wonders for my skin. I use it two - three times a week and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and refreshed. It is a must have.
3. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
I really don’t have a favorite, but I find myself shopping at Ulta the most cause it’s the closest to my house.
4. Do you watch any youtube tutorials or have any favorite beauty gurus?
I really don’t watch tutorials often, but I have to say, Tati Westbrook is without a doubt my favorite beauty guru. 
5. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
I struggle with acne prone skin so I try to wash my brushes once a week.
6. What is your favorite eyeshadow palette?
I really like the Tartelette in Bloom palette. I have yet to find a palette I like better.
7. What is your favorite foundation to use?
For the summer months my favorite foundation to use is the MAC Pro Longwear foundation. It’s pretty light on the face but it lasts for a long time.
8. (sorry if this is personal but) How long does it take you to do your makeup?
Not personal at all girly, but it really just depends on the look I am going for. I’ll say anywhere from a half hour to an hour.
10. How many times a day do you wash your face and what is your favorite face wash?
I wash my face at least twice a day, if I don’t, my face will break out like crazy. My favorite face wash is the Créme Cleanser from Sainte Muse. It’s the only wash I have found so far that keeps my face from breaking out but also doesn't dry my face out or cause excess oil so it’s the perfect cleanser. 
11. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That is a scary thought, but I would have to go with mascara. 
12. What do you use to do your brows?
If i’m going for a more natural look I just use Benefits Gimme Brow, If I’m going full glam I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.
13. Do you leave the house without makeup on?
Yes I do, I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I really don’t care what people think about me so.
14. What skin type do you have?
Combo to the extreme. Naturally, my face is either incredibly oily or super dry. Luckily I have controlled it. 
15. Do you use a brush or beauty blender to apply your makeup?
It kinda just depends on the foundation, but I usually prefer my beauty blender. 

Hope you ladies enjoyed this Q&A, I had so much fun answering these questions! 

XOXO,

Taylor

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CAUTION -OVEREXFOLIATING-

CAUTION -OVEREXFOLIATING-

Wondering how often should you exfoliate your face? Over-exfoliation is one skin-care mistake almost all of us make. We incessantly scrub off dry, flaky patches of skin in an effort to take care of it — and when we accidentally exfoliate too often or with a scrub that’s too harsh, it backfires big time.

What happens if you exfoliate too much? Your skin gets irritated, then your dry, flaky patches return and often get worse. But gentle scrubs can remove flakes and make full, thirsty skin glow again. Overexfoliating is probably the single more significant cause of breakouts. 

Here are five tips on how to keep your skin flake-free — without harming it.

 

1. More than Three Times a Week is Too Much Exfoliation

How often should you exfoliate your face? Well, the absolute maximum you should be exfoliating is three times a week. Overexfoliate and you’re likely to create tiny cracks in the skin barrier that lead to more loss of hydration and inflammation. By over exfoliating you’re not fixing the problem, you’re actually make it worse.

 

2. Be Gentle with Your Skin

Exfoliating does not mean torture your skin. Make sure you know what you’re putting on your face because a lot of face products are good on their own, but when you add them together it could lead to damage and injury.

 

3. Listen to Your Skin

Skin knows how to exfoliate itself and using just one exfoliater should be enough. Instead of having a set routine for how often you use a product, leave it up to your face. In other words, don’t exfoliate simply because it’s 7 a.m. — exfoliate because you feel like you need to. 

 

4. Moisturize

Make sure you are keeping your skin moisturized along with exfoliating. You can't expect your skin not to be dry if you’re exfoliating but not moisturizing. It’s important to find a moisturizer that will keep your skin healthy and hydrated. You will find yourself having to exfoliate way less because your skin won’t be as dry. The Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse is a lightweight, oil free moisturizer. It will leave your face feeling hydrated and looking radiant without any added oil. 

 

5. Exfoliating Masks

One thing that I find helpful is exfoliating masks rather than face cleansers. Just like exfoliating you should only be doing face masks a couple times a week, so something I like to do is find a face mask that doubles as an exfoliater, and I kill to birds with one stone. It helps me limit the amount of times a week I exfoliate and apply a face mask that way I’m being gentle on my skin and not overwhelming it with so many different products. The Active Noir Masque by Sainte Muse doubles as a exfoliating and cleansing mask. It is formulated for all skin types. It will leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth without damaging or irritating your skin. 

 

 

I hope this was helpful, make sure you’re being kind to your beautiful skin. Thank you babes for reading. * I have decided that next week I am going to be doing a skin care/ beauty Q&A. I will be posting on my social media so if you follow me there you can DM me but if you don’t you can email any questions you might have taylor@saintemuse.com and I will be answering them in a blog post so be on the lookout for that!

XOXO, Taylor 

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The Coffee Scrub

The Coffee Scrub

Today we’re going to take a look at the OG of this company, you guessed it, the coffee scrub. Sainte Muse has three different coffee scrubs which all benefit your skin in different ways. We have the Original Coffee Scrub, the Coconut Coffee Scrub, and the Cacao Coffee Scrub. Although they all benefit your skin in different ways and do different things to leave you with beautiful skin, we’re not going to be talking about any one of these individual scrubs at the moment, instead I’m going to tell you the benefits of Coffee Scrub for your skin.

 

One of my favorite things about these coffee scrubs is that the results are immediately noticeable It might take a few times to get your skin exactly where you want it, but each time it immediately looks better and better. The benefits of these scrubs include but are not limited to: 

Exfoliation: because coffee scrubs are made with coarse grounds, they act as exfoliates for the skin. Regular exfoliation of the skin removes dirt and dead skin to give you younger looking skin. After the skin is exfoliated, it is able to absorb moisture more effectively as well. 

Skin Texture: Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constrict blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture.

Antioxidants: The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin. This damage is often reflected in age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee scrub is applied, the skin absorbs this antioxidant and can help prevent premature aging.

Blood flow: Some people use coffee scrubs to combat the occurrence of varicose veins. The caffeine found in coffee scrubs typically increases blood flow and may reduces appearance of cellulite. Even the action of applying the coffee scrub can help with these types of skin issues because squeezing and massaging the body helps to release toxins and fats held in the skin.

 

Instead of using a body scrub with harsh chemicals and who knows what else, all Sainte Muse products are made with only the most high-end, natural, and ethical ingredients. Our coffee scrubs will leave your skin moisturized and nourished. 

 

We have three amazing different coffee scrubs to choose from, they all work like magic. Below I am going to leave the description for each one and a link so you can decide which one is your absolute favorite and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed. 

 

“You don’t have to crack open a coconut to enjoy nature’s best moisturizer. Our Coconut Coffee Scrub contains all-natural coconut oil, which is bursting with anti-inflammatory properties. Open the bag, take out a scoop and start rubbing it all over your problem areas to target dry skin, breakouts, and other skin imperfections. Feel the grit as coffee granules stimulate blood flow and exfoliate, sloughing away dry skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite and scars. But this scrub doesn’t stop there. The all-natural coconut oil combined with a bit of sea salt provides an extra exfoliating kick, infusing your skin with moisture without blocking pores to unleash your inner beauty. Splurge on a tropical spa treatment, no travel required, and give your skin a nourishing boost”
“Wake up and smell the java every time you shower. Our Original Coffee Scrub 100% Arabica Coffee Beans. Open the bag, scoop out a handful and prepare to infuse your skin with a mega-dose of antioxidants and beauty-enhancing minerals. Rub vigorously in a circular motion and feel the high caffeine content stimulating blood flow while a healthy mix of rare sea salts eliminates stretch marks, cellulite and other unsightly skin conditions. Get ready for a healthy glow and problem-free skin that turns heads with just a few applications.”
“Wake up your skin with nature’s superfood, without any guilt. Our Cacao Coffee Scrub is made from earth-grown Arabica Coffee Beans and crumbled Cacao nibs, which the Mesoamericans called the “Food of the Gods” for its healing properties. Open the bag and inhale the chocolatey richness. Then scoop out a handful and rub it in a circular motion all over your problem areas. The gritty texture will slough away dead skin and minimize scars. The high levels of caffeine will stimulate blood flow. And since caffeine is cellulite’s natural enemy, your skin will start to look smoother and firmer with just a few applications. Smells like a Chocolate Mocha and helps you look your best. What’s not to love?" 

 

 

I’ve tried them all, and trust hunny, this was a hard decision but the Coconut Scrub is my all time favorite. Coconut Oil and Coffee-- those are my two favorite things and now we’re mixing them? Mhm, count me in. In all seriousness, this scrub is amazing. I suffered from some acne scarring on my skin, I’ve tried a million different things to get the scarring to go away or at least slightly fade but nothing was helping. I read that this scrub was supposed to eliminate scarring, I was kinda like “ya, alright. We’ll see.” This scrub has eliminated all the scarring on my face completely. I saw a difference after the first use. I will forever love this scrub!

 

I hope this post has convinced you all to buy a coffee scrub, if not, you are genuinely missing out. You’re skin will thank you! Always Love yourself & Treat yourself ladies.

 

XOXO, Taylor 

 

 

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