We know glowing, radiant skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and one of the first steps you should take in your routine is addressing how to even out your skin tone. These reader-approved skin lightening creams and skin brightening products do just that, giving you smoother, brighter skin and lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. (There are also a few skin lightening creams that just don't live up to their name.)
There are so many buzzworthy skin care ingredients out there and it's easy to get overwhelmed. Heck, there are dozens of types of acids alone — and don't even get us started on all the different varieties of face oils.
Have you heard of multimasking before? It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like: It means you combine different types of face masks to target different skin care concerns. Few people have normal skin all over — some have oilier t-zones, some have drier patches, some have specific areas that are prone to breakouts, etc, etc — which makes applying a variety of masks a logical solution.
I've had a one track mind about my career, for, well, ever. I knew I was destined to be a writer from elementary school days, and I stayed focused on my quest toward bylines ever since. Over many years (jobs, leaps of faith, classes, lessons), I've been lucky to build a sustainable career in journalism, and I sincerely can't imagine doing anything else.
Have you heard the term "skintertainment" yet? The portmanteau is pretty self-explanatory... and it might just be the next big thing in the beauty world. More than ever, there are Instagrammable products that seek to wow us with their packaging and pretty, often glittery, formulas. Brands are starting to prioritize products that are as fun as they are functional — and we couldn't be more excited.
Usually, we associate capsules with pills and medicine — but in the beauty world lately, the word's started to take on a whole new meaning. The latest wave of capsules go beyond cold and flu season... and they're not meant for eating, either. You see, beauty capsules are designed to be applied topically to faces and they pack a potent punch: You can basically think of them as a potion for skin.
Before applying cosmetics, the perfect morning routine consists of a quick rinse, your favorite moisturizer and obviously SPF. However, there's one step you can add that makes a pretty big difference in not only your complexion but also the way your makeup holds up throughout the day.
You know all about the green and blue algae that grows in the ocean, but what about the hot pink algae that thrives in frigid climates? It sounds like something straight out of a cartoon but nature is lit, kids, and snow algae is 100% real.
Unfortunately, our skin doesn't respect our out-of-office and tends to keep following up, no matter how hard we're trying to be on vacation. Though travel can do wonders to help us relax, expand our universal perspective of the world and teach us about cultures vastly different than our own, there are other aspects that aren't exactly healthy. Or, rather, a benefit to our sensitive pores that tend to react to various environments. Circulating air on an airplane, a rainforest climate that induces instant sweating, a diet heavy in dairy, sugar and other acne-inducing ingredients and dehydration all contribute to breakouts on the go. Just because you're in South America, Europe or Asia, you don't have the luxury to sacrifice your skin care routine. Instead, taking care of your skin—especially if you're zit-prone—is a 24/7 gig. (Sorry.)
With your skin enduring cold winds and all that indoor heating this month, it could definitely use a pick-me-up. That's where hydrating masks come in. Guaranteed to perk up complexions with dewy excellence, these masks kick moisture up a notch and many include added benefits like anti-aging aides and stressed skin soothers.
Looking to give your skin care routine a makeover for the new year? Luckily, there are so many exciting new products to choose from... particularly in the world of Korean skin care and beauty. We asked K-beauty experts like Charlotte Cho (founder of Soko Glam and Then I Met You), Sarah Lee and Christine Chang (co-founders of Glow Recipe) and Alicia Yoon (founder of Peach & Lily) about all the new products they've been curating, creating and testing lately.
Gold-infused skin care has been around for a while. The luxe ingredient is known to have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, amongst others. But did you know silver is also a beneficial skin care ingredient? And it's about more than blingy Insta-worthy beauty bait.
Do you ever feel a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of skin care ingredients you're expected to know about? Acids alone constitute a vast category of products, ranging from ultra-gentle skin-soothers like hyaluronic acid to more stringent, acne-eradicating varieties like salicylic acid — and they raise so many questions. Just how powerful are they? Are they going to freak your skin out? What the heck do they actually do to your skin? They can be kind of a scary — especially when used in conjunction with words like "resurfacing" or "peel."
Juggling a hectic, jet-setting career while maintaining a flawless complexion is a struggle — just ask any model. Of course, amazing skin is often part of the job description, but it's not just down to miraculous genetics. They rely on great skin care routines to keep their skin looking runway-ready. And when you consider the fact that they're constantly getting tips backstage from makeup and skin care pros, it makes sense that they're basically experts on the topic. They've definitely learned a few tricks to keeping the glow up 24/7 — and we're here to spill the beans.
When it comes to the art of face washing, we take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial twice a day. That said, no matter how long you spend on your skin care regimen, a good face cleanser is key.
In skin care, there are only a handful of things that work for pretty much everyone, regardless of skin type, lifestyle and age. One such thing I tend to prosthelytize about to anyone who'll listen? Double cleansing.
On a scale from 1 to 10, how much of a Korean beauty aficionado are you? I'd rank myself at an 8 and climbing — and I'm always on the hunt to learn more. So as part of my quest to further immerse myself in all things K-beauty, I decided to test some of the most popular, buzziest products — from red algae primers to snail mucin essences.
The holiday party circuit is a blast, but that heavy duty social calendar can leave you with a dull and lackluster complexion. Beauty is skin deep, so a detox might just be in order to snap your skin back into shape. Enter 2019 with an important beauty resolution to give your skin some much-needed TLC. Here are three easy steps to spring clean your skin for the new year.