Dimples just might be the most desired flaw on the human body. They're a symbol of youth, of impishness, and of innocence. But dimples are still a flaw, and even though the face claims the vast majority of dimples, it's not the only place they can show up.
You've seen the error of your ways when it comes to sleeping in makeup. You've quit smoking, you've stopped tanning, you drink plenty of water, and you even make homemade avocado masks. You cleanse, tone, and exfoliate every day--but not too much, and only with the right products. We do everything we can to keep the skin on our faces and bodies looking soft, supple, and young, but even if you think you're doing everything right, there are some common habits that undermine even the most valiant skincare efforts. Before you spend more money on fancy facials, and before you rush out and buy another expensive eye cream or anti-aging potion, check to make sure you're not committing one of these six skincare sins.
Even though oxygen surrounds us in the air every day, sometimes our skin just doesn’t get enough, which means it can’t replenish itself quickly and ends up dull, lifeless, and tired looking. Some of today’s most popular facials seek to remedy that imbalance by giving skin a super-concentrated dose of what it needs most.
For those who want the same skin resurfacing as the spa but can’t afford to pay such exorbitant prices, there are at-home microdermabrasion kits. But are such kits as effective as professional treatments?
People sometimes ask me why I always look so serious. The truth is, I'm not actually upset ... I've just trained my face to maintain the most neutral expression possible--no hints of smiles or frowns--so that I minimize my chances of getting wrinkles. Yes, I'm that obsessed. Ponce de Leon may not have found the mythical Fountain of Youth, but I am determined to keep fighting the good fight, always seeking new and novel ways to turn back the clock.
When emotional stress gets the better of us, the first place it usually shows up, unfortunately, is on our skin. True happiness may come from within, but that doesn't mean we can't fake it till we make it with these eight tension-taming products for face and body.
Stow the following secret weapons in your carry-on. (But make sure they're 3.4 ounces or less and fit in a zip-top bag.) By the time you land, you'll be fresh, dewy, and ready to enter vacation mode--pictures and all.
Who can resist the chance to lounge in a warm tub, soothed by fragrant, skin-softening bubbles? From childhood dates with Mr. Bubble to grownup baths with candlelight and soft music, there are few things in life more pleasurable and relaxing than a good bubble bath. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to kick back and indulge, these luscious lathers are worth getting in a froth over.
The ocean provides us with a lot more than just sand, seashells, and sushi. With natural resources like kelp, algae, salts, and minerals--plus things we haven't even discovered yet--it's become the source of some of our most potent beauty potions.
As consumers become more conscious of ingredient lists and environmental impact, they're increasingly turning toward natural products--even within chemical-heavy beauty aisles. If you want to make the switch to organic or simply to less artificial lotions, cleansers, and creams, these are some of the best natural skincare lines in the industry.
It may be fashionable and fun to go on a winter ski vacation, but the effects skiing can have on your body are anything but. After a day in the powder, you can expect chapped lips, fried hair, sun damage, and windburns galore. Many women change up their beauty routine when the weather gets cold, but skiing and other outdoor activities require even more specialized care. If you take these products on your trip, you'll be sure to thrash the slopes—not your skin.
In addition to all the outward actions women take to look beautiful, one of the fastest-growing segments of cosmetic products is “nutraceuticals”--products that work from the inside.
Gone are the days of braces and backpacks, but what happened to acne hitting the road? If you're suffering from adult acne, you're not alone. Many women are prone to breakouts thanks to natural hormonal shifts as we age. So, on top of worrying about fine lines and wrinkles, we also have to stress about bumps that appear overnight. No need to overreact, though. We've got a few tips to keep your skin smooth and acne free!
Few things are more likely to spoil a perfectly good day than a dreaded pimple popping up unexpectedly. At 13, it was a routine part of life; at 25, it's starting to feel ridiculous. But whereas in my youth there was no predicting its placement, now that I'm older, certain areas are definitely more prone than others, and people I've consulted (read: complained to) concur.
Many who have this common ailment misdiagnose it as acne or something else, so the first step in seeking relief from KP is understanding it.
Even though all but the most severe venous problems are merely cosmetic, there are several treatment options to mitigate their effects. Varicose and spider veins may be another fact of life, but they're not something we have to take lying down.
Take a glance at a skincare advertisement or two, and the enemy becomes clear. Free radicals are waging war on our skin and physical health from all sides. They must be—otherwise, why would so many facial moisturizers and eye creams claim to block them? But even if we understand that free radicals are bad and that antioxidant-packed products reduce their effects, most of us without a science background don’t know why that’s true.