Cowgirls And Pearls

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/26/2017 to Skincare
Cowgirls And Pearls

Cowgirls love their bling... and their pearls.




One of our favorite ingredients in our products is Pearl Powder. This powerful powder is made from both freshwater and saltwater pearls. They are boiled and then ground into a fine powder.


Why is Pearl Powder So Amazing?


Our dermis* efficiently absorbs pearl powder to rejuvenate the skin. It hides pores, absorbs excess oils, and moisturizes your skin to leave a matte and velvety soft texture. Who does not want that?


*Dermis - the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin, containing blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.


Pearl powder has long been used to help heal skin redness (such as acne), smooth & refine skin texture, and regulate skin discolorations. How does it do this?


Pearl Powder:

Stimulates new skin growth.

Promotes healing of the skin.

Releases toxins.

Repairs sun damage and age spots.

Regenerates collagen, improving skin tone and creating a more youthful-looking skin.

Hydrates skin cells, promoting skin cell metabolism.

Facilitates repair of damaged skin cells.


Adding Pearl powder to cosmetics results in healing damaged skin, skin brightening, wrinkle prevention, and sun protection.


Pearl powder is the catalyst to reverse aging on your face. Pearl powder, applied externally, speeds the skin’s natural metabolism to tone and rejuvenate complexion, heal blemishes, minimize large pores and reduce redness.


Scientists report that pearl powder is so beneficial because it contains over 30 trace minerals, a high concentration of calcium, and amino acids. It also readily absorbs through the skin giving you that cowgirl glow.


Want to include Pearl powder into your beauty routine?


Try these:


Highlight Eye Shadow

Matte Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow Trios

Wild West Blush

Dusty Bronzer

Silk Veil


Cowgirl Fun Facts: Did you know Pearl powder was originally used in cosmetics by Asian royal families.


Nutrition For Healthy Skin

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/18/2017 to Skincare
Nutrition For Healthy Skin

The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Nutrition reflects on skin regarding wrinkles, dry, or oily skin, acne, and inflammation. Antioxidants help prolong youthful skin appearance and shield the skin from damage. The easiest way to increase antioxidants in the body is proper nutrition. Focus more on fruits and vegetables.



VITAMIN C


Vitamin C  is vital for the production and formation of collagen, skin's support structure. If there is a strong support layer underneath, it helps to smooth what's on top and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C is effective at reducing free radical damage caused by overexposure to the sun or pollution. Free radicals deplete the body's collagen and elastin and can cause wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.


Vitamin C is especially effective at protecting the skin from overexposure to the sun. Poor intake of this vitamin can cause injuries and loss of skin strength. Examples of food sources of vitamin C are strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, guavas, and citrus fruits.



WATER


Water removes toxins and waste products from the body thereby,  replenishing the skin tissue and increasing its elasticity. Hydration helps delay the appearance of signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. Approximately 50 - 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs.


Skin cells contain mostly water, and if you are dehydrated, skin will look and feel parched. Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells.


Cowgirl Tip: You should drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 ounces of water.



ZINC


Zinc helps to control the production of oil in the skin, and some of the hormones that create acne. Mineral Zinc is important for healthy skin. It improves wound healing, has anti-inflammatory effects, and protects against UV radiation. Zinc is also required for proper immune system function, as well as for the maintenance of vision, taste, smell and a youthful glow. Examples of food sources of zinc include cereals, pork, and oysters.



VITAMIN E


Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin. When applied topically, Vitamin E soothes dry or rough skin. Examples of food sources of vitamin E include sunflower seed, almonds, avocados, spinach, and kiwi fruit.



OMEGA 3


Omega 3 fatty acids are found in vegetables and seed oils. They are responsible for skin repair, and moisture content reduces spots and blemishes. It is also beneficial for skin that frequently has whiteheads and blackheads. It replenishes moisture to dry and inflamed skin. Examples of food sources of Omega 3 fatty acids include cod liver oil, chia seeds, egg yolks, and salmon fish oil.


Cowgirl Tip: Eat organic and non-GMO fruits and vegetables when possible.


As you know, eating healthy is not just good for your skin, but your entire body. Overall health is all too often overlooked due to lack of time, access, or money. We would love to hear some of your tips for getting more healthy foods into your diet.

The Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/11/2017 to Skincare
The Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

At Cowgirl Dirt, we make our products with natural ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that nourish your skin. You can be confident that you will not only look your best, but feel your best when wearing Cowgirl Dirt. Sweet Almond Oil is just one of the many natural ingredients we like to include in our products.



Sweet Almond oil quickly absorbs into the skin protecting it from dryness due to the quantity of essential fatty acids. The oil contains rich zinc properties, known to heal the skin and get rid of dry and cracked skin on all parts of the body. Monounsaturated fats in the oil keep cell membranes healthy, reducing the appearance of aging. For all of these reasons, we love that Sweet Almond Oil can be found in our Hoof Pressed Foundation, Bronco BB Cream, and Rio Grande Liquid Foundation.


Filled with the powerful antioxidant, vitamin E, sweet almond oil helps to repair damaged skin, including the collagen layer that has deteriorated due to oxidative stress. Sweet almond oil is known to plump and firm the skin, as well as work as a natural face exfoliator. The oil helps remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new healthier cells.


Another bonus, this oil won’t clog pores. We naturally produce a substance on our face called sebum. Some people produce more than others making them prone to acne. The fatty acids in sweet almond oil can help to dissolve the sebum, creating cleaner skin and pores.


Sweet Almond Oil can relieve dry and irritated skin and improve your complexion while giving your skin a natural glow. By doing this, it also helps to reduce wrinkles. The oil is lightweight and gentle to sensitive areas of your face like your eyes and lips. Sweet almond oil is not known to cause skin reactions making it suitable for all skin types.It is wonderful in helping chapped lips.


This oil is colorless and odorless. It is not thick and heavy, which makes it a perfect ingredient for our Bareback 2 in 1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser. The consistency of the oil allows makeup to wipe off easily without pulling or causing damage to the skin. Sweet almond oil contains oleic acid and linoleic acid which gives us a fresh and healthy skin after removing makeup.


Matching Makeup Colors To Your Undertone

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/4/2017 to Makeup Tips
Matching Makeup Colors To Your Undertone


Knowing your undertone can help you choose the perfect colors to bring out your natural cowgirl beauty. The undertone is the color that lies just beneath your skin. It is often confused with the term skin tone which is the outermost layer of skin.


Choosing the right colors can be easy if you know whether your undertone is warm, cool, or neutral. Knowing this will help to choose the right foundation, concealer, and powder as well as lip, cheek and eye color.


The surface color of your skin may change with age, the amount of sun you are exposed to, or other environmental factors, but the undertone always stays the same. While your skin tone can be ivory, golden or mocha, your undertone can only either be cool, warm, or neutral.


To get the most natural look, you want to choose foundation, concealer, and powder with your same undertone.  Your neck receives less sun, so testing colors just under your jawline will help you find the best shade. Remember, you can always order samples to find the perfect color before buying a full bottle.




WARM UNDERTONES


Warm undertones usually bring a golden, yellow, peachy or bronze cast to the skin. If your undertone is warm, a golden or yellow tinted foundation will blend beautifully into your skin. Look out for shades of golden beige, tan, caramel and golden brown.


For lips go for pinks, nude, mauve, rose, or plum.


For blush lean towards rose, peach, or mauve.


If you have a warm undertone your veins look more greenish, and colors like creams, browns, hunter green, and warm red fit perfectly.


Cowgirl Tip: Gold jewelry looks best on those with warm undertones.


COOL UNDERTONES


Those with cool undertones usually have a pink, rose or beige cast to their skin rather than golden, and these shades can be harder to find. If you have a cool undertone, look for makeup with shades like porcelain, sable, or cocoa.


For lips, go for honey beige, berry, mauve, rose, or burgundy.


For blush go for baby pink, mauve or raisin.


Cool undertones are bluer and seen in choices such as pink and plum. If you have cool undertone the blood in your veins looks blueish.


Cowgirl Tip: Those with cool undertones look better wearing whites, blues, and grays. Silver jewelry looks best on you.


NEUTRAL UNDERTONE


Neutral undertones lack a golden or pink tone. Neutral undertones are a blend of yellow and blue and the most versatile. Those with neutral undertones often look best going with natural colors.


Look out for ivory, buff, nude, or beige shades if you have a neutral undertone.


For lips, go for peachy pink, cinnamon, nude, or sheer plum.


For blush, go for bronze, soft berry, or pink.


Cowgirl Tip: For neutral undertones, your veins are a mix of green and blue. You also get the best of both worlds; you look fantastic in both silver and gold jewelry.


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