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.
It’s no secret that this time of year is the best for cooking, especially baking. It’s a little chilly outside and family is around so there’s no better excuse for turning on the oven. It’s a little corny, but undeniably true that food is what brings our families together and the meals served at family gatherings are the highlights of the night. Not only are the holidays a time for quality time with the fam, but we also tend to overeat a little too much of the bad stuff (rainbow cookies and eggnog, anyone?). I know that when I tend to indulge a little too much with my favorite comfort foods, I see it in my skin later. If you normally rotate the dishes you serve during the holidays, try incorporating some of these wonder foods below to get the most gorgeous skin of your life for the New Year.
You deck the halls with lights that twinkle, light fires that burn shimmering embers, fill glasses with dazzling champagne, and only play with sparkles on the eve of a new year. But who’s to say the magic of all that glitters ends there? Leave behind the notion that you can only rock glitter on the most special of days, and instead, indulge in your inner child by getting your hands a little sparkly. You don’t have to douse yourself in a vat of costume glitter to celebrate this trend because the wonderful world of cosmetics has made it possible for you to join in on the fun without the mess.
Like many success stories, Ayr Skin Care (pronounced “air”) was first created after many years of struggles. Ever since the founder, Kirsten Thomas, was a child, she had a difficult time finding products that didn’t irritate her sensitive skin. From laundry detergents with added perfumes to facial washes with harmful ingredients, everything seemed to wreak havoc on her skin, and so her quest to find non-toxic, unscented products began. However, she quickly realized how tough that mission was going to be.
When it comes to skincare lines, there are so many to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a quick pimple fix or a rejuvenating mask, searching “best skincare brands” on Google will leave you with thousands of options. If you’re like me, however, you’re always on the lookout for smaller, indie brands to support; brands that are making huge leaps in this competitive industry. One of these brands is Waxing Kara.
Raise your hand if you’re glad that those high school puberty pimple days are gone. Now raise your hand if you’re an adult dealing with acne. With heavy work weeks, going out on the weekends with friends, and everything in between, breakouts aren’t so surprising. As if dealing with acne isn’t stressful enough, the constant stream of new products hitting the shelves every few weeks tends to make the situation even more aggravating for many. So how do we eliminate adult acne? Dr. Margarita Lolis, a Board-Certified Dermatologist in northern New Jersey who takes a holistic approach to treating skincare issues, offers advice on what and how to use the key products that help with clearing your skin issues.
While the idea of clocks “falling back” an hour and gaining an hour of sleep sounds beneficial, many of us tend to see this as the start of a stressful next few months. Between working, traveling, and shopping, adding in cold weather and darkness increases anxiety and stress for many. Dr. Saman Hafeez, a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, explains how setting the clocks back can negatively affect people and offers advice on how to avoid the winter blues.
I’m no stranger to DIYs when it comes to beauty and skincare. Earlier this semester, I decided to forgo a lot of my usual skincare products in favor of a more natural route. I’ve found that my skin has a lot less clogged pores (win!) but that hasn’t prevented my skin from its usual dryness around this time of year in New Jersey. The following face masks are ones that I’ve already tried myself, are easy to make, and are affordable. Plus, you probably already have all the ingredients you need to make them!
Zendaya is a huge beauty icon and a role model to many individuals. Ever since she starred in Shake It Up! and moved onto playing K.C. Cooper in K.C. Undercover, she’s been getting a lot of attention in the spotlight. She’s also starred in plenty of films and people are keeping up with her fashion and beauty choices more than ever.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is officially the Christmas season, and you know what that means: holiday shopping! Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are in full swing, but you don’t need to head to the crowded malls to score the best savings; you can do so from the comfort of your cozy home! From Tobi offering up to 70% off on end of the season styles to our partner RealHer offering a buy one, get one free sale, here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you’ll want to take advantage of immediately.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, 2017 has been the year of the brow. For those blessed with big, full, beautiful brows, it’s been a year for the books. Sadly, most of us don’t fall into that category. Whether you over-tweezed in the early 2000s or were born with barely-there brows, Cara Delevingne-esque brows are a rarity. If your natural brows leave something to be desired, fear not. I’ve rounded up the eight best tools to take your brow game to the next level.