Feeling the burn? Good. Getting burned? Bad. And yet, it happens each summer even when you’re being careful (and usually with the most embarrassing tan-lines possible). For a quick refresher in sun safety: maximize your sunscreen’s efficacy by applying a 30+ to your skin before you go outside, and then another coat 20 minutes or so after, reapplying every few hours. Sadly, we’re human, and often slip up on this regime. Here, some after-sun products to help ease your pain and get you back to looking hot and not scorched:
- Korres’s Yoghurt Cooling Gel does in fact have yogurt in it, which hydrates skin and cools the stinging effects of a burn. Some users refrigerate the product to maximize coldness. [$23.50, Sephora]
- A traditional aloe vera gel form will do the minimum to help healing, but the trick is to get one laced with Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. For those chronically burned, it’s best to go budget with this inexpensive Rite Aid brand to make your product last. [$4.29, Drugstore.com]
- Decléor’s Aromaessence After-Sun Balm includes a blend of essential oils that soothes sensitive skin for longer periods of time. With reparative action, you’ll also help prevent the inevitable initial peeling situation that comes après-burn. [$50, Drugstore.com]
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Kate Gosselin might have a lot on her plate, but that hasn’t stopped this prolific babymaker from being a prolific writer as well. Her third book is due (pun!) on October 13, but it’s not a tell-all account about her on-the-rocks marriage with Jon, or anything that I might actually be interested in reading. Instead, she is gracing our kitchens with her very own cookbook. Yep, that’s right, it’s called Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals Into Memories. But, of course, Kate isn’t just giving us any previews of her tasty recipes. After the jump, the ingredients we’re expecting. Keep reading »
Breaking up is hard to do especially when you have to go to work the next day. After spending an entire evening arguing with your, now ex-boyfriend, the last thing you want to do is deal with the idiots in accounting or the crazy client who can’t make up her mind. Unfortunately, business doesn’t cease because of your broken heart. Here, readers tell us how they survived a breakup—and the ensuing workweek—and lived to love again. Keep reading »
In case you aren’t an MTV watcher and haven’t already been subjected to 90 millions promos for it, the MTV Movie Awards are coming at you tonight at 9pm EST. Since teens and 20-somethings are notoriously ADD, you know the network will be pulling out all the stops to keep us watching. Here are 10 reasons we’re looking forward to the show. Keep reading »
Are you having a good hair day? You probably are if you’re living in one of these cities. (And, ahem, you’re probably not if you live in one of these thirteen worst hair cities). We looked at humidity levels, pollution, rainfall, average wind speeds, water hardness, demographics, and the number of beauty salons per capita to find which cities have the best conditions for healthy, stylish hair.
After the jump, the best — and worst — cities for hair. Tell us what you think the best and worst cities are for hair in the comments! Keep reading »
Avon sells tons of beauty and skin products, but did you know you can actually add to your wardrobe by leafing through a brochure or surfing the website? We especially love Avon and mark’s jewelry. Check out our picks for sweet accessories, footwear, dresses, and a bonus makeup item from Avon after the jump. Keep reading »
Kelly Rip(ped)a could kick Regis’ butt.
I’ve been scared to use bronzer since an experiment went so terribly wrong for me circa freshman year of high school: I thought I was using bronzer sparingly, but pictures from back in the day reveal I looked like an oompa loompa. The mere thought of returning to those months of orange-y glow is a tad traumatic. But we’d do anything for a good beauty test drive, so I gave Becca’s Mineral Powder Bronzer a go. And I loved it.
As long as you’re careful with the quantity—one or two brushes per cheek, please—you’ll look subtly tan and not at all like you belong in Willy Wonka’s factory. Warning though: if you’re looking for a dark bronzer, this isn’t the one for you. Putting on a ton of it will just make you look silly.
But let’s be honest, any really pale girl trying to look sexily South American with the help of powder and a brush is going to look silly. [$38, Becca, Amazon] Keep reading »