It's true that hands often appear to age quicker than other parts of the body. This is because they're exposed to more environmental aggressors like sunlight, chemicals from soap and detergents (especially in these COVID-19 times). But luckily for us all, there's plenty that can be done to prevent wear and tear — so let's protect those paws!
I've been using a very popular deodorant basically my entire adolescent and adult life. Over the last few years, however, I've noticed that it's stopped working for me. I'm not sure if the brand altered their formula (I've heard others express similar issues), or if my own chemistry changed (it happens!)... but despite how many times I re-purchased or switched up the scents, it just wasn't working anymore.
While gyms are opening in some cities, going to indoor ones is still considered a "dangerous activity" in many states. Given the current situation and the fact that there are a flood of Instagram Live and online streaming options, many people are now opting to sweat at home (a trend that's great for wallet health, too!).
Most of the country is still under quarantine — and as a result, lots of us have been serving some couch potato realness. Now, there's nothing wrong with trying to turn your quarantine into a relaxing staycation, but sometimes our bodies need to get movin'! So the next time you're streaming Netflix or Hulu... how about you try streaming an at-home workout instead?
Dry hands are the worst. Nobody likes that papery, dry feeling.
But, due to the pandemic, we need to wash and sanitize our hands a lot more often... which is basically a recipe for uncomfortably dry hands.
Rose-based fragrances have a tendency to feel heavy or wintery, but Chloe Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette, $95 (for 1.6 oz), is anything but. Spiked with juicy tangerine, then whirled with white amber and black current, the resulting scent is a light, fresh fruity-floral that feels just right for summer.
Have you jumped on the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask hype train yet? What with the recent launch of its latest flavor (Gummy Bear!!), now's the perfect time to hop on the bandwagon. With that in mind, we're celebrating the new flavor by recommending some of the most delicious lip balms, treatments and masks we've ever tried.
Browsing through the beauty aisles is fun and all, sometimes it's not the most efficient way to get what you need when you need it most. Beauty subscription boxes, on the other hand, arrive right at your door with a mix of skin care, hair care, and makeup staples — no questions asked.
You already know that sunscreen is a summer (and well, really year-round) must. But what you might not be aware of is there are actually two types of sun protection: chemical and mineral (also known as physical). Mineral sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from the sun, tends to be a great option for people with sensitive skin.
The intricate, asymmetrical brush on Urban Decay Lash Freak Volumizing Mascara, $25, may look a little wonky, but man, does it work some serious magic! The bristles build up volume, the tip defines, and the curved side adds tons of lift.
Getting a powerful whiff of eau de parfum — or subjecting others to your scent du jour — isn't everyone's cup of tea. However, that doesn't mean you can't participate in the perfume game. In fact, barely-there scents — aka ambient fragrances, skin scents, or "your skin but better" perfumes — are gaining a solid following. Today we're showcasing a few of our faves.
Summer is a time when low-maintenance beauty reigns supreme. Still, it's fun — not to mention, important — to indulge in skin care, makeup, and bath products that give your body much-needed relief in the hot summer months. Some of these products will protect your skin before, during, and after you lounge poolside. Others will help you prepare for what's ahead (ahem, months of regular self-tanning and/or sandals).
On an average weekend, you and your closest friends head from one appointment to the next, taking care of your nails, brows, dye jobs, or whatever else is on your growing list of to-dos. But even when you can't be physically together, you and your fellow beauty-obsessed friends can still spend quality time together doing what you love most: catching up during your manis, facials, massages, and so on.
In previous economic downturns, we've seen "the lipstick effect" play out. If you're unfamiliar, it's the idea — accompanied by concrete numbers — that women still want to get dolled up and treat themselves with this small, luxury item — despite the fact that other product categories experience a sales slump.
Look, we're all in need of a vacation right about now. Summer is here! The weather is fine! It's been a rough (and we mean rough) spring! No matter how bad our cabin fever, the reality is, most of us will continue to stay cooped up in the face of COVID-19 in order to help flatten the curve. But that doesn't mean we can't bring our favorite summer experiences indoors. Thanks to the newest scents, we can conjure Joshua Tree on an arid night, a calming walk through a botanical garden; even spicy margaritas at happy hour. Ahead, see the best ways to take a sensorial summer break — all without leaving your home.
Makeup artists get to test out a wide variety of the latest beauty launches. (It's one of the many perks of the job.) As such, it takes something truly spectacular for a beauty product to earn their seals of approval.
Do you know someone that's putting in time as an essential worker? Well, it might not feel like much, but pretty much everyone out there appreciates a beauty gift every once in a while — so it's the perfect time to show your appreciation through a small token of thanks.