You probably know Rebecca Louise from Instagram, where the fitness coach and wellness influencer has nearly 550,000 followers... but she actually first made a name for herself on YouTube. The fitness pro is constantly adding free videos to her online arsenal (think washboard ab tutorials) as well as on her fitness and nutrition app, BURN!.
The high-performing toners of today are nothing like the harsh, stripping astringents of yesteryear. And the latest batch of hybrid toners out of Korea (and more recently this side of the world), continue to grow leaps and bounds in the name of glowing, hydrated (yes) skin.
Eyeshadow palettes are made for experimenting and face masks are made for trialling; we don't make the rules. With almost any other type of skin care product, consistency is essential — whereas a face mask treatment produces near-instant gratification. And that just makes new mask launches even more exciting.
Maybe it's because toners haven't been able to shake their bad reputation as astringents that dry skin. Or perhaps it's because they've long been viewed as an optional skin care step that's just a precursor to nutrient-rich serums. But whatever the case, even in a landscape in which we carefully assemble 16-step skin care routines, it's admittedly hard to get excited about swiping our faces with what's essentially zhuzhed up water...
Though spas and derm offices have started to open their doors again, the rise of COVID-19 cases in many states is enough to make us rethink taking a spa (or medi-spa) day. But just because some appointments may feel, well, non-essential doesn't mean that we don't miss them — or that we can't do our best to DIY that pro-assisted glow at home.
Our skin can become dehydrated for a number of reasons. The most obvious, perhaps, is that we're not moisturizing as regularly as we ought to. Not-so-obvious contributors to dehydrated skin include: using really hot water to wash your face, not exfoliating regularly, free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution, and — you guessed it — not drinking enough water.
In case you need the refresher: wearing a cloth face mask is one of the best ways (alongside frequent hand washing and social distancing) to control the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
If we've learned anything, it's that almost anything can be turned into a covetable skin care finish trend. Consider the ethereal look of cloudless skin, the lit finish of glass skin or the richness of cream skin... which leads us to mochi skin. Given our love of the chewy snack, we couldn't be more excited.
Who doesn't love a Drunk Elephant skin care product? I've been using the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, $80, ever since it launched and I'm no stranger to the brand's award-winning vitamin C serum. Trust: The whimsical line of neon-packaged clean beauty products never disappoints.
Crowned "the breakout star of virtual fitness" by The New York Times, Isaac Calpito (better known as @IsaacBoots) helps sculpt the bodies of thousands of people across the globe (including frequent guest star Brian Atwood). To date, he has raised nearly $600,000 for No Kid Hungry, via his daily Instagram Live workouts at 11 a.m. ET.
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.
A multi-multi-step skin care routine is quickly becoming the norm for our self care-obsessed society. But the more creams, serums, mists, oils, essences, etc you slather on your skin, the more tricky it can be to know:
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) sounds like some sort of scary sci-fi thing, and it sort of is — minus the "scary" part. It's actually been quite popular for a while — though you might be more familiar with the term, thanks to the viral facial nicknamed the "penis facial." (More on that later.)
What the heck is an AHA toner, you ask? Well, AHA, which stands for "alpha hydroxy acid", is a gentle chemical exfoliant that works above the skin (versus a BHA or beta hydroxy acid that chemically exfoliates below the surface of your skin).