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.
Looking for some fun wellness and beauty products to get you through the summer? Whether it's a gadget designed to massage and brighten your undereye area, a delightful seven-day sheet mask set, or an invigorating eucalyptus oil shower mist, we've got you covered!
Look, it's okay if the person you're missing the most right now is your waxing esthetician... we get it. As we practice social-distancing, we're all missing our regular scheduled appointments that keep us feeling fresh and healthy. And since we don't know when we will be allowed to return to "normal"... well, it may be time to invest in some at-home hair removal tools in the interim.
"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."
Having a decent hand cream in your beauty arsenal is as essential as having a seamless foundation or a nonchalky, non-greasy sunscreen (they do exist!). When it comes to looking after our hardworking, constantly scrubbed hands, sometimes they could use a little extra nourishment and TLC — which is when a hand mask can be a great option.
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.
Anyone who has tried to get rid of a blemish that has appeared overnight knows that great skin requires diligence and patience. Sure, some women won the genetic lottery and can get away with nothing more than washing their face to maintain a glowing complexion... but alas, we can't all be so lucky.
Scent has the ability to transform your mood. In fact, studies show inhaling pleasant scents can be a serious mood booster. So while you're cooped up inside, practicing social distancing, why not spritz on a fresh spring fragrance? Here, we've rounded up our favorite new launches for spring 2020. You might just find your signature scent among this bunch!
Flying takes it out of you. Travelers are squeezed into itty bitty seats, and the dry, recirculated air wreaks havoc on skin and hair. Not to worry, we're here for you, sis: Here are all the best traveling beauty hacks to beat jet lag, and come out on the other side of that Transatlantic flight looking as well-rested and radiantly beautiful as ever.
No one likes dry, flaky skin... which is why we're here with a round up of body scrubs, all set to save the day. These hardworking (yet gentle) exfoliants help keep your skin extra smooth and happy. We've chosen some of our favorite options at various price points, from the drugstore aisle, to the luxury department store counter! Keep reading to see our top picks.
When it comes to CBD, it's tough to know who to trust. Is it actually CBD? Or is it just regular ol' hemp oil dressed up in fancy, marijuana-inspired packaging? And even when it is actual CBD oil, where did it come from? Was it ethically sourced? And, perhaps most importantly of all, is it safe for your skin?