Posts tagged "skin"

All The Science You Need To Know About Your Skin’s pH Level

I have been having THE WORST breakout lately. What bothers me isn’t so much that it’s been all over my face -- although lately it has -- but that it’s lasted for such a long time, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get rid of it. When I stopped shampooing my hair, I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

"Elmo can see that Miss Lupita's skin is a beautiful brown color!" That's Elmo learning all about skin when "12 Years A Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o visited "Sesame Street." They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the kids who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery Beauty Products We Love

Now that you have your summer tan, it's time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I've stocked up on affordable…

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 18, 2014

Pharrell Williams, 40, Knows The Importance Of Skincare

"You have to clean your face. You can't sit around and assume it's going to be OK. I wash my face every day — don't be afraid to wash yours before you go to bed! … At the end of the day, you just have to take care of your face. I'm being honest with…

By: Rachel Krause / October 23, 2013

Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you're just dying to have bird poop smeared on your face in the hopes it will improve your skin, one New York spa offers the treatment for $180. This poop isn’t just from any…

By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013

Makeup Bag: 5 Subtle Glow-Boosting Bronzers

Exhibit A: I am not an expert on tanning, or anything even remotely having to do with tanning. My skin glows under those neon lights at the bowling alley. I am, however, sort of an expert (I flatter myself) on faking a healthy summer glow, when the last thing I am in actuality is healthy…

By: Rachel Krause / May 12, 2013

Poll: Which Weird Weather-Related Beauty Concern Are You Experiencing Today?

This late April has brought about some seriously weird weather here in NYC. It's 45 and rainy today and set to be 72 and sunny tomorrow, so not only do we have no idea what to wear, but our bodies have no idea what to do with themselves. This, naturally, presents Beauty Problems galore. We…

By: Rachel Krause / April 23, 2013

Earth Month Beauty: 5 Natural Face Cleansers For Every Skin Type

As you may or may not already know (you probably do), April is Earth Month, which means it's prime time to educate yourself about all things good and green. Switching to natural beauty products, particularly skincare (I'm not about to part with my heavy-duty, chemical-laden concealer), can be crazy beneficial to all skin types —…

By: Rachel Krause / April 12, 2013

Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly?

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there's a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly and if you aren't distracted by Goldwyn's chest…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

5 Tried-And-True Face Powders For Effortless Airbrushed Skin

Of all the beauty products in the world, powder probably gets the worst rap. Just the name conjures images of chalky, pasty texture and little puffs and getting it all over your clothing… but it doesn't have to be that way! Not anymore, at least — I can't vouch for my grandmother's generation, but the…

By: Rachel Krause / March 26, 2013

Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head To Toe

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood,…

By: A New Mode / February 16, 2013

5 Oils You Should Be Putting On Your Face Right Now

If you've never used an oil on your face, you're missing out. Really. It sounds terrifying, especially for the oily-skinned, but newsflash: oily-skinned people benefit the most from the use of oil-based moisturizers and cleansers. I am telling you this based on personal experience. Every time I go to my dermatologist, a very intelligent, clinical…

By: Rachel Krause / January 30, 2013

Girl Talk: Help Me! I Can’t Stop Picking At My Skin

In June, I went to the doctor with what appeared to be a spider bite on my back. The bite had gotten seriously infected and was oozing pus. In October, I went to the doctor because I had an infected cold sore. My lip swelled up, and my face puffed out. And in January, I…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2013

Beauty PSA: Don’t Use Too Much Water On Your Skin!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a seasonal event hosted by Melvita, one of my favorite natural beauty brands. They tend to fly under the radar on the US market as more of an indie brand, but they have a much larger presence in Europe, especially in France, where the company originated in 1983.

By: Rachel Krause / October 25, 2012

A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

I've always had good skin. It's not the best skin in the world, but it's good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and even now I rarely have more than one pimple at any given moment. Thanks in part to my fastidious skincare routine and borderline obsessive refusal…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Please Explain: Why Can’t I Get A Tan?

Each summer, as I dare to don the shorter garments in my closet, I’m taken back to junior high gym class. Playing kickball and running laps with no athletic ability was pretty humiliating, but worse was doing it as the most pallid, Gollum-like adolescent in the gym. As classmates caught sight of my near translucent,…

By: Kate Hakala / August 29, 2012

Lust Vs. Must: Darphin Essential Oil Elixirs Leave You Smooth, Smelling Good, And $80 Richer

When it comes to products that I feel very strongly that I NEEEEEED, they generally cost more than my ConEd bill for any given month. I love luxury beauty because it makes me feel that I, by owning and using it, become luxurious by osmosis. It's a little mind game that I like to play…

By: Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel Won’t Strip You Of Your Hard-Earned Cash

Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, but the approach has changed immensely over the past couple of years. Whereas a simple scrub once sufficed, we now have endless options that range from chemical exfoliators (like acids and peels) to intense, deep-cleansing physical tools (like the ever-popular Clarisonic).

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

A Five-Step Program For Sweaty Summer Skin

The first step to getting over a problem is admitting that you have one. Now that we've divulged our summer beauty routines, I figured it was time to give up the goods on the five-step program that keeps my naturally oily skin looking summertime fly, and by that I mean dry. If you're having grease…

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

Could Chocolate Be The Answer To Your Sunburnt Skincare Woes?

My acne-ridden youth (okay, fine, it was like 20 zits total) engrained in me that chocolate was a pimple-flaring, oil-producing skincare devil to be avoided at all costs. In my more recent, better-skinned years I've turned to the dark, 80% cocoa variety to cure me of late-afternoon nap compulsion and early-morning sugar cravings, but I…

By: Rachel Krause / July 17, 2012
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