The winter solstice marks one of the happiest times of year for most: cookie making, decorating, and the togetherness of friends and family. For others, it’s around this time that skin becomes cracked, flaky, and irritated. Between frigid outdoor air and dry indoor heat, our skin constantly struggles to maintain moisture. Oils, creams, and serums make hydration possible, but not all formulas pair well with every skin type, and there’s a method to applying those that do relieve the harsh effects of winter. This year, let us guide you through the climate change to radiant skin following these product recommendations and moisturizing tricks.
The glitz and glam of the New Year can inspire extravagance like you’ve never imagined for yourself. From sequined shoes to glitter-coated faces, many of us like to transform into sparkle queens to embrace one of the brightest times of the year. But for those of you like myself who crave only a subtle glam, add these hair products and accessories to your collection for just the right amount of holiday shimmer.
From burnt reds and burgundies, to browns and purples, to peaches and nudes, the fall 2017 runways featured lips that were bold and lips that were bare. But why just stick to one? Go bold, go nude, go both this fall with duo-toned lip
If you had to make a choice between your pumpkin spice latte or your cosmetics, which would you choose? We couldn’t pick just one, either. Get ready to spice up everything in your beauty bag this season with pumpkin-colored lipstick and even pumpkin-scented hand soap. Trust us: these six treats are as sweet as your PSL.
We constantly search for an all-in-one miracle product that shrinks pores, reduces acne, and makes us look younger. Instead, we often empty our wallets for a plethora of products that promise us these benefits but don’t deliver. But what if I told you that with as little as $3, you could purchase one product that addresses these skincare needs and more? Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D., a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist, and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, has five reasons why you should add charcoal to your beauty routine.
Once the semester begins, you may notice a shift in your schedule. Hanging out with friends, polishing your nails, or even eating and sleeping may not be able to compete with work. While work should take priority, so should your health. Whether it’s once a day, once a week, or once a month, schedule time to take care of your body and mentally unwind. Trust us; your brain, hair, nails, and skin will thank you. Rejuvenate and re-energize with one or all of these nine treats designed to make you look and feel your best.
Increasing time spent outdoors helps you achieve the bronzed glow you’ve yearned for all winter. However, the excessive sun exposure can leave skin looking and feeling dehydrated, irritated, and aged. Reverse signs of sun damage with these five ultra-light, replenishing face masks. This intense hydration mask provides all the moisture your skin needs after a day under the sun without the use of heavy, pore-clogging ingredients.
Scorching-hot days by the pool might tempt you to skip your typical makeup routine and go bare—and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for those of you who would like to go glam, say no more. There’s no need to skimp on cosmetics throughout warm weather. Rock one or rock all of this summer’s runway makeup trends with these pool-friendly purchases that will stay put long after you sweat or swim.
You’ve probably heard about the damage the sun can cause to your skin, but you’ve probably never considered the damage it could do to your hair—and it doesn’t stop there. In addition to harmful UV rays, salt water and chlorine contribute to the many reasons why hair might look faded or feel dry and brittle in the summertime. Not to worry: Like makeup, hair care products now provide UV protection so that locks maintain hydration and vibrancy throughout the season.
If your acne-prone skin is anything like mine—sensitive—then a variety of over-the-counter treatments (or even prescriptions) can be way too harsh. Dermatologists have recommended face washes, creams, and gels, and I’ve tried them all. But each one led to irritation, and nothing is appealing about skin that’s dry, itchy, and inflamed. It’s common for solutions to warn against the dangers of sun exposure, further subjecting already-sensitive skin to sunburn and flakiness.
What’s better than flawless skin? Healthy flawless skin. Companies now formulate an array of skin care products with SPF so you can protect and beautify your skin in one step. From moisturizers to foundations and bronzers to highlighters, SPF reapplication is as easy as touching up your makeup. For maximum sun protection, a beautiful complexion, and endless mess-free applications, swap your favorites for these skin-loving goodies we absolutely adore!