"Your lymphatic system brings nutrients and carries away waste from every cell in the body," explains Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skin Care. "It doesn't have its own pump, so the lymphatic system relies on our own body movement to perform vital function."
You can probably relate to this scenario: You hop into the shower and grab your razor, but then you notice you're out of shaving cream. Ugh. Going sans shaving cream is pretty much out of the question — you know from first-hand experience that will leave you with a serious case of razor burn. That's why we're fans of super-rich body washes: They double as shaving creams so you can remove body hair without the risk of nicks and cuts — and they get you fresh and clean at the same time. Here, we've rounded up our favorite ultra-creamy body washes to use in place of shaving cream.
During this period of social distancing, salon visits have quickly become a thing of the past. Lots of people are spending the time away from salon professionals growing out their bangs and beards... but what about your brows?
Online shopping has become the default for many things (especially these days). It makes price-saving easier, there are often more options available, and it's definitely been a gamechanger for getting things like toilet paper and gallon bottles of water for those of us living in walk-ups.
Whether you're just looking for change because you're doing a bit of a personal makeover, or you're in that "they dumped me so now I'm going to change my hair" phase... or even if you just wanna look like Dakota Johnson, you've got a few things to think about before you make the big decision to get bangs.
Teeth whitening is all the rage lately — and so is charcoal toothpaste. The latter claims to be a natural solution for brighter, whiter teeth... but does it actually work? And if so, how? We're answering all of your charcoal toothpaste questions today; from "what is activated charcoal, anyway?" to "but is it actually safe for my teeth?" Read on!
If you follow Koral creative director Ilana Kugel on Instagram, you know two things: 1) she routinely travels the world sourcing top-of-the-line fabrics for her ready-to-wear meets athleticwear collection, and 2) she loves to workout. You'll probably also notice that LA-based, Brazillian designer always has a sun-kissed glow (and beach-kissed hair).
There are very few people out there with perfectly white teeth, and for those who don't fall into that category, you're probably wondering how the heck you can get a whiter smile... without dropping hundreds of dollars at the dentist, that is.
Whether or not you celebrate Lunar New Year, one thing is abundantly clear: The limited-edition beauty products surrounding the holiday are off the chain. And yeah, maybe the Year of the Rat doesn't sound conducive to ridiculously adorable packaging, but surprisingly enough it is. So, from gorgeous, rat-themed highlighters to lucky red skin care tinctures, keep reading for a few of our favorite Chinese New Year beauty products for 2020!
Drunk Elephant is easily one of the buzziest beauty brands around, and it's easy to see why: Between its dedication to skin-loving ingredients and its brightly-colored packaging, we covet just about every new product it comes out with. It's home to so many of our favorite cult favorite holy grails; from the Protini Polypeptide Cream, to the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.
If, like me, you are well past your teenage years, you may have asked yourself: What the heck is a VSCO girl? Basically, "VSCO girl" is the term for a teen girl with a very specific aesthetic who, as the name implies, is very into the photo-editing app VSCO. The VSCO girl look is pretty basic and very laidback: scrunchies, slip-on shoes, and clear lip gloss are all mainstays. VSCO girls also care deeply about the environment, steering clear of plastic in favor of reusable water bottles and metal straws.
There are many ways to get yourself the full, bushy brows of your dreams — no matter what sparse arches you were born with. Microblading has been the go-to method for those looking for longer lasting results than brow gels and other eyebrow products. But there's a new eyebrow technique that's blowing up: Eyebrow lamination. Brow lamination has quickly swept across Europe, leaving behind feathery, natural-looking brows to rival Cara Delevingne's signature arches. And now it's getting buzz closer to home, so we reached out to some experts to get all our brow lamination questions answered, stat.
The collective public — the United States, in particular — has an obsession with perfect, white teeth. It's one reason why so many people go through the harrowing process of getting veneers, and it's why the cosmetic dentistry industry is so profitable. The fixation on a pretty smile makes a lot of sense, really: Your mouth is one of the first things people notice about you, and it's representative of your overall health.
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your lashes are the curtains to said windows — and we all know that such details do matter. For some tips on how to treat our lashes with utmost care and get the most bang for our buck when it comes to product purchases, we asked two makeup artists and an eyelash pro to share their best tips and tricks. Here's what they told us.
We're all for the 10-step skin care routine in the morning (followed by a full face of makeup, of course). We live for those magical days when we got a full eight hours of sleep — maybe we've even worked out already and still somehow have a luxurious 90 minutes to spare for for a long shower and a relaxing getting-ready sesh. Yeah, that one morning was awesome... But for all the other, less-than-ideal rushed mornings, here are some ways to whittle down your beauty routine and save some precious minutes.
In addition to treating sunburns, aloe vera can actually do a lot for your skin. There's a reason it's such a popular ingredient for beauty products: It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants — and as such, it's great for soothing troubled skin, as well as keeping your complexion fresh and dewy. The best part? It's so gentle that ALL skin types can benefit from its goodness.
When she's not strutting down runways for designers like Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine, Emilio Pucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, Fendi and Tom Ford, Victoria's Secret supermodel Devon Windsor is hard at work designing her fast growing swimwear collection. Through it all the Missouri native looks effortlessly beautiful as she snaps shots for her 1.7 million Instagram followers (and counting). Below, the 5'11", soon-to-be-married model singles out the five beauty products she can't live without. True to her signature style, they're perfect for maintaining a clean, natural look.
We've always loved the idea of having a signature scent — there's just something so romantic about the concept. That said, we've had a tough time actually finding one... anyone else having trouble with this?