Posts tagged "skin"

Makeup Bag: 10 Fresh Face Mists To Make Sweaty Summer Skin A Little More Bearable

I don't know about the rest of the world — or the rest of the country, for that matter — but it's depressingly hot at my latitude and longitude. Don't get me wrong, I love the warm weather and sunshine, but I also like to look fairly presentable, and that is not happening right now.

By: Rachel Krause / June 22, 2012

Help Me Find A Natural-Looking Self-Tanner That’s Right For My Fair Skin! (Snooki And John Travolta Need Not Apply)

I wouldn't know if I could tan naturally because I've never actually tried. Aside from the fact that, you know, the sun wants to give you cancer and shit, I'm just not someone who has ever liked to bask outside and broil. My brother and I, unlike our medium-skinned parents and the rest of our…

By: Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner Is Coming Up Roses

I spend a lot of time making sure my skin is properly cared for. I'm a connoisseur of waters, serums, masques, cremes, and oils, so much so that my roommates are forced to tiptoe around our shared bathroom lest they disturb the delicate balance of my menagerie. For all the hours I spend treating my…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Face Oil, Free Of Breakouts

I'm generally terrified of putting oil on my face because I have problematic sensitive skin that reacts badly to pretty much anything I put on it. If it's feeling dry, a smidge of moisturizer will turn it into a zitty, oily mess. Too oily, and astringent makes it a flaky, dry patchy disappointment. But not…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Skincare used to be a whole daunting arena of the beauty industry that I avoided out of fear. My dry, sensitive skin is so fickle. I washed daily with Cetaphil, scrubbed once or twice a week with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and glopped on a pricy Bliss face mask every month or so. Most day…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Skin-Saving Sunscreens For The Face

I hate wearing sunscreen, which is particularly unfortunate when you consider that I have the whitest, most translucent, most easily burnt skin this side of hole in the ozone layer. I rarely sunbathe, given that as a mole creature I shrivel when exposed to sunlight, but I will admit to a few incidents when I…

By: Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

Finally, The French Woman’s Secret To Beautiful Skin

Have you heard of micellar water? I never had until a few months ago, when I read an interview with the stunning French actress Roxane Mesquida. Her flawless, glowing skin sent me into fits of envy so powerful, I was just dying to know how she does it. Fortunately for me, this interview just so…

By: Rachel Krause / February 1, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Sweet Pea Body Butter Duo

It's the least wonderful time of the year. My skin is dry year-round, but fall and winter are the worst of the worst (as in, before writing this post I went to the ladies' room to slater on face cream for the second time today). I don't just have to worry about keeping the ski…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2011

How To Look Sexy When You Wake Up (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Early in the morning is definitely when I'm at my least attractive and I'm sure many readers would say the same. It's one thing to wake up alone looking like a puffy-eyed mess. But when you're sleeping over with someone else, that's another story entirely! Luckily, I have a few pointers on how to wake…

By: Rachel Krause / October 28, 2011

New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

That sound you hear? It's a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it's too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Treatment

One note before we begin: The picture above is not exactly the product I used. I used a loose umbrian clay powder from Fresh that can be mixed with water and used as a face mask. I believe the face treatment is exactly the same thing, but in a slightly different--and way more convenient--form. Umbria…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2011

I’m 25 And I Still Have Acne—When Will It End?

I've never had acne that's been bad enough to earn me the nickname "Pizza Face" or to produce yearbook photos that needed to be burned. But I have had persistent breakouts since I was a teenager, and have gone through the ringer of treatments from the prescribed (creams, cleansers, oral antibiotics) to the popular (microdermabrasion,…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 27, 2010

Quick Beauty Tip: Drugstore Vitamin-E Oil Vs. The Fancy Stuff

It's no secret that vitamin E is super healthy for your body and skin thanks to its antioxidant properties. You'll find it's often a nourishing ingredient in lip balms, but lately we've been seeing some great skin care results from the natural product in its purest form. It all started when we tried out a…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 21, 2010

Vaseline Launches A Skin-Lightening Facebook App In India

Vaseline has launched a Facebook app in India that allows users to lighten or whiten their skin tone in their profile photos. The app promotes Vaseline's skin-lightening creams for men and feature Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur, whose face is spliced in two, half dark, half light. When downloading the app, Facebook says "Try the Vaseline…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Got A Case Of The Chafes?

Unless you are some sort of superhuman, summer inevitably brings on the butt sweats, and, um, sweat in other private areas. This extra moisture can cause inner thigh irritation if you're doing a good amount of walking in a skirt or dress. One way to avoid this super uncomfortable rash would be to wear shorts

By: Leonora Epstein / July 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Dove To Cast “Flawless” Women In New “Real Beauty” Campaign

Dove is casting new models for its "Real Beauty" campaign. Cool! Who are they looking for? "Real women." Cool! What do these real women have to look like? "Flawless skin, no tattoos or scars." Oh. [Styleite.com] Remember Provincetown, Massachusetts, the town that voted to give all students in grades K-12 a condom if they want…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

The Internet Wants To Help Save Your Skin

We know the rules: wear sunscreen, get regular checkups from the dermatologist, and watch your skin for signs of oddly shaped moles. But let's be honest. There are days you go without sunscreen, having no insurance can make regular visits to the derm difficult, and sometimes distinguishing the difference between the shape of a mole…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 25, 2010

Snail Slime Apparently Has All Sorts Of Skin Benefits

There's something a little twisted about beauty products or treatments involving ultra-gross ingredients. How, exactly, did we conclude It can't get any worse, might as well try spreading some bird crap on there? In France, women are now especially fond of lotions and creams made with snail slime, which has numerous supposed benefits, like increasing…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Beauty How-To: Use Body Bronzer

We all want a sun-kissed glow no matter the season. So when the sun's not out but you're skin is in need of a few rays, simulate a tan with body bronzer. Self tanners are too harsh for some beginner faux-bakers, so start with a body bronzer to add soft color to you're drab winter…

By: The Frisky / March 5, 2010

Beauty How-To: Apply Body Shimmer

Body shimmer has a bad rap. OK, maybe it deserves such after the massacre known as the '90s (rave anyone?), but here's how you can bring glitter back with all the class and none of the skanky.

By: The Frisky / March 5, 2010