The holidays are here and you know what that means. Aside from the obligatory family gatherings and diet-wrecking feasts, exchanging gifts is another tradition in which we all partake. While receiving gifts is almost always nice, searching for gifts to give can be a little challenging.
According to Collins Dictionary, the 2018 word of the year is "single-use." Collins explains that the word "encompasses a global movement to kick our addiction to disposable products," also noting that the term (which dates back to the 14th century) has enjoyed a "four-fold increase in usage" in the past five years thanks to a growing awareness surrounding environmental issues.
Let's be real: Who among us has an easy time getting out of bed every morning? Well, waking up may be hard, but luckily, there are lots of small tweaks you can make to your morning routine to make it a little easier to ease into the day. Keep reading for some simple lifestyle and skin care routine adjustments you can make to really get the most out of your mornings.
Breakouts are bad enough, but the fact that they often leave behind hyperpigmentation and scars? Talk about adding insult to injury. Luckily, there are lots of remedies out there that can help brighten skin and lessen the appearance of acne scars, from natural options like DIY oatmeal masks to at-home chemical peels and retinol serums. So, if you've got some lingering post-breakout scarring, read on for a few of our favorite easy treatments.
Lotions and creams get a lot of attention, but let's not forget another moisturizing skin hero: face oil. Whether a pure blend of, say, camellia or a mixture of some of the finest oils one can pat into their skin, face oil can make a mega difference when added to your regimen. In terms of skin care, it adds another layer of hydration between your serum and face cream that even oily skin types can benefit from. In terms of makeup, it's a versatile tool — add a drop to your beauty blender for easier blending or add a couple drops to your foundation for a more luminous finish.
We all have days when our skin feels blah... but it doesn't have to be that way. There are tons of things you can do to get your glow back, each easier than the last. Whether it means upping your SPF usage or incorporating an extra cup or two of water into your daily routine, it's actually pretty easy to get glowing skin. For a few of our favorite tips, read on.
We all have those days when getting out of bed seems like a Herculean task. And maybe you're feeling like you want to slap on a little makeup — but it's got to be something that's easy to apply on the go.
That's right, the metal most closely associated with pennies can actually help you look younger. Copper has actually been used in beauty regimes for centuries — all the way back to ancient Egypt — and was considered a symbol for eternal youth back in the day.
Holiday travel season is upon us, which means that you have to condense your whole life into bags small enough to make the journey via planes, trains and automobiles. Even the most practiced travel pro can't help but get a little freaked out about packing a skin care regimen for the trip: exactly what of all your beauty loot is critical enough to make the trip?
You order practically everything else from Amazon, so why not skin care? After all, many of your favorite moisturizers and cleansers probably cost a pretty penny elsewhere. If you aren't exactly sure about what kind of essentials you should stock up on, we spoke to some experts about all of the best serums, sunscreens and hydrating creams you can find on Amazon for a pretty good price. Below are 10 skin care steals you should add to your cart the next time you're stocking up on supplies.
Of all the different types of face masks, retexturizing masks have to be my favorite. Sure, I love a good charcoal mask to get rid of the gunk lodged in my pores or a hydrating mask when my skin needs a drink, but when I'm looking for spa-like results at home, a resurfacing mask is in order.
As 2019 hurtles ever closer, it's time to look ahead to the new year — and all the potentially exciting new beauty innovations that come with it. When it comes to innovation in the skin care and makeup field, it doesn't get much more cutting edge than South Korea — which is why we reached out to Korean skin care experts like Soko Glam and Then I Met You founder Charlotte Cho, Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon and Glow Recipe co-founder Sarah Lee and asked them for their insights on what's coming down the pike for 2019.
Once you've selected the best turkey of them all, loaded up your grocery cart and picked out your most comfortable pair of leggings, there's only one lingering item on your Thanksgiving prep to-do list: gratitude. Sure, your family, friends, health and your job are paramount to your everyday happiness, but there are seemingly small parts of your routine that deserve a nod, too. And if you ask makeup artists, there are certain products that go above and beyond for our skin and make it easier to bare a confident face to the world. In honor of Thanksgiving, leading makeup professionals tell us the one makeup wonder they can't live without.
If the shorter, colder days make you yearn for a beach vacation, you're not alone. Many of us dream of Hawaii or other exotic locales around the holidays to escape the dreariness. Known for its abundance of tropical plants, fruits and temperate climate, Hawaii is also a popular resource for heavenly-scented, nutrient-dense beauty ingredients, like coconut, passionfruit, pineapple and plumeria. The 15 beauty products ahead smell like paradise and are the next best thing when a tropical vacay is just out of your budget.
The days are getting shorter, temperatures colder and, if you're anything like us, skin probably getting much, much dryer. Oh, the joys of winter. Sure, you could slather on some lotion and call it a day but, spoiler alert, that's not what dermatologists do. We asked six top skin docs to share their favorite tips, tricks, and product picks for defeating dryness from head to toe. Read on and say buh-bye to dry, winter skin.
'Tis the season for holiday parties, softly falling snow... and dry skin, chapped lips and cracked heels. It's winter, and that means it's time to change up the way you take care of your skin in order to ensure it stays properly moisturized from head to toe. Who better than to give advice on how to update your skin care routine this season than the people who take care of skin for a living? Here, 12 top dermatologists share the one winter skin care product they can't live without, from super-hydrating moisturizers to ultra-rich hand creams.
Like all great things, retinol can be polarizing: On one hand, people hype it up for its ability to help keep your skin looking bouncy, radiant and free of blemishes. On the other, many people have reactions to the ingredient — it's been known to cause irritation, dryness and even peeling.
Our faces aren't the only thing going through stressors on a daily basis — our hands do too. They go through the wear and tear of work, hand-washing and even environmental stressors, such as the harsh rays of the sun. And while palms may be thick and resilient, the upper sides of your hands are not — they often get dry and cracked and thanks to all the exposure they get, they can be prone to developing hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
You're environmentally conscious, you eat organic and you're religious about recycling — so of course, you want to treat your skin with the same care. And you know what? It's actually pretty easy to achieve. You can even create your own natural skin care concoctions at home using DIY recipes, which are just as effective as store-bought products. Keep reading for some of our favorite natural skin care DIYs.
You're pretty diligent with your sunscreen application during the summer months. After all, June-August, you've got beach trips, picnics and sunshine-filled vacations taking up all of your time. But just because it's not as hot and sunny the rest of the year, doesn't mean you should totally abandon your SPF habits.