Congratulations! So, you recently got engaged to the love of your life. You probably went and quickly booked your dream venue, perhaps picked out the perfect dress and know exactly what you want when it comes to food and decorations. Bet you didn't start thinking about your skin care or extra beauty treatments to consider leading up to the big day. Truth is, getting your skin to look its best — you know, exactly the way you want it — takes planning, time and a little patience. Also, the more time you have to get ready, the better. We sat down with licensed esthetician, Matthew Miller who splits his time prepping famous faces in LA and NYC.
Intermittent fasting is the diet trend of the moment, but when it comes to your skin care routine, there's a new trend bubbling up called skin fasting. Skin fasting is a Japanese beauty hack where you go one or two days without applying any products to your skin to allow it to detox and breathe.
Raise your hand if you've ever bought something after seeing it on Instagram. OK, everyone got their hands up? Yeah, us too. Social media is something of a brave new world for marketing and more and more brands are optimizing their lines to appeal to the specific aesthetics of juggernauts like Instagram.
CBD oil isn't the only ingredient on everyone's lips lately: Actually, melatonin is literally on wellness gurus' lips, to help them chill out and go into dreamland. Melatonin's relaxing reputation and trendiness have resulted in it expanding beyond being a sleep aid/all-around chillaxer to becoming a popular new skin care ingredient.
Do you get excited for strawberry season? In addition to showing up everywhere on menus and at food festivals, strawberries have been becoming more and more popular as a skin care ingredient. Long rumored to be a favorite DIY skin care ingredient of Marilyn Monroe's (for its ability to impart a rosy glow like no other), this little berry might just be the new "it" ingredient.
Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means: It's time to break out the sunscreen. Of course, we've told you time and time again how important it is to wear SPF daily (no matter the weather!) but this is the time of year when sun protection is top of mind. Choosing the right sunscreen seems like a simple enough decision, but it turns out you've actually got quite a bit to think about. Thankfully, a mineral-based sunscreen that contains zinc oxide as an active ingredient is usually a safe bet.
You've probably tried (and loved) a prickly pear margarita at your favorite Mexican joint, but now it's time to slather prickly pear all over your skin. Yes, it turns out this pretty pink cactus has plenty of beauty benefits: It's chock full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, meaning it'll not only nourish your skin but also protect it from free radical damage and premature aging. Here, we've rounded up our favorite skin care products with prickly pear so you can reap all the amazing skin benefits.
Sorting through the plethora of skin care advice on the internet can be a little overwhelming. There's this ingredient to apply, that step to follow, another product that you just have to try. Let's just get straight to the basics, here. We hit up two brilliant dermatologists to find out what skin care advice was absolutely non-negotiable. You can probably guess one or two of them, but some of the others just might surprise you. We're curious to know, though — which of these rules do you actually follow? Better late than never, tbh.
You may have spotted the term "non-comedogenic" on the labels of some of your favorite skin care products, but you may be a tiny bit foggy on what it actually means... which is why we caught up with top dermatologists on the subject.
Everything is coming up roses, dear reader. Well, at least it is in this roundup, where we embrace the impressive skin care power of roses. This gorg flower isn't just easy on the eyes and nose; it can do wonders for your dermis, not limited to hydration, brightening, soothing, nourishing and protecting. From pressed rosehip seed oil to rosewater to powdered petals, pretty much the entire flower is utilized by beauty chemists and formulators to improve your complexion. Try this ingredient out yourself with one of the products ahead.
If you're one of the many women who think eye creams are just another way for the cosmetic industry to get you to buy more skin care products, dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, PA, says you should reconsider. The skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive, he says. So using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, especially as you age.
Looking for a quick fix for dull skin? An enzyme treatment might just be a good bet. Often sourced from fruits and veggies (for example, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes are particularly popular), enzymes are known for effectively exfoliating the skin, without being overly harsh. Since they work by specifically breaking down the protein in dead skin cells, they're generally considered more gentle than other chemical exfoliation methods, which makes them a great option if you have sensitive skin. And best of all, there are so many great at-home options these days, in the form of masks, peels and more — and they basically deliver facial-level results.
Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?
If there's one area of your skin that deserves some extra lovin', it's your undereyes. Since this skin is the most delicate on your face, it's also prone to wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. That's why it's important to get ahead of the game with peptide-rich eye creams that'll stop crow's feet in their tracks. And while you might think you're free from the requirement if you're in your 20s or 30s, think again. These formulas are best for those under 40 — so if you're not using one already, consider this your nudge.
If it seems like all of your favorite skin care companies are launching their very own retinol products... that's because they basically are. We were gifted Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream, $74, at the tail-end of 2018, Sunday Riley's A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, $85, hit shelves at the top of 2019, and Estee Lauder also just launched its Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment, $82, in the last couple months.
You've removed everything that doesn't spark joy in your house — and now it's time do the same for your face. Before you dive back into the same ol' skin care routine, consider adding one of these purifying cleansers, toners or masks to get rid of whatever's weighing you down (read: dirt, oil, makeup and stubborn acne). Whether you're sticking to your resolution to live a greener life or you want to give your sensitive skin the TLC it deserves, these top picks will add life — and spring cheer! — back into your skin.
Celebrities jetset across the globe 24/7... and as you can imagine, all that traveling can be very stressful for the skin. Luckily, they work with tons of beauty pros — so they've learned a few tips and tricks for looking photo-ready (even after a Transatlantic flight). Need some tips? We've rounded up a couple of celebrity-approved travel essentials, from decadent serums, to hydrating masks, to refreshing facial mists.
Sure, you've been double cleansing — but what about triple cleansing? According to Soko Glam and Then I Met You founder Charlotte Cho, you may just want to add a third step to your cleansing routine. As she explained in The Klog, triple cleansing is the best way you've really eradicated all makeup, dirt, excess oils, pollutants et al from your complexion at the end of the day.
Plot twist: It turns out the 10-step Korean beauty routine is a bit of a myth. You probably didn't see that one coming, given that most of us pretty much define K-beauty by its 10 steps (along with sheet masks and glass skin, of course). But the fact of the matter is, most Korean women aren't hung up on steps, at least according to co-CEO and co-founder of Glow Recipe Sarah Lee. In fact, more and more are turning towards multi-tasking products, designed to streamline your routine. Goodbye, 10-step skin care routine, hello, "skip-care."