Tag Archives: skincare

Beauty How-To: Treat Your Sensitive Skin

Your foundation makes you break out, your eye shadow makes you itch, and that fragrant new lotion gives you a rash. These daily trials have now left you as irritated as your sensitive and allergy-prone skin. With some careful label reading and a list of irritants, you’ll be able to calm your skin… and your nervs.
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Beauty How-To: Get Rid of Corns

How can we be expected to wear fabulous shoes if nasty little callouses keep causing us pain? A combination of prevention and treatment will rid you of corns forever and have you wearing skin-bearing sandals all summer long.
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Beauty How-To: Self Tan

There is nothing sexier than a golden tan, but there is nothing less sexy than a golden tan gone orange. A fake tan leaves your palms discolored, your legs streaky, and your face blotchy. Unless you do it right… Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Facial

Your skin needs a pick-me-up but spa prices can be steep. Give yourself a facial in the comfort of your own home with this quick and easy guide to pampering your complexion salon-style.

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Beauty How-To: Cover A Scar

Scars are sexy… but mostly on guys. Sure, some come with great stories, but when you want to look your finest, a gash on your shoulder is not what you want people to notice first. Save yourself a trip to the dermatologist or plastic surgeon. All you need to conceal your scar is already in your makeup bag.

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Beauty How-To: Remove A Callous

For women with ticklish feet, a pumice stone scrubbing can feel more like torture than a treatment. Luckily, there are home remedies that can de-callous your feet without the invasive tingle of a pedicure. (Those who have diabetes or poor circulation should avoid these procedures)

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Beauty How-To: Remove a Fake Tan Gone Wrong

Everyone looks better bronze, but no one looks good orange. Whether it’s streaky skin, cocoa colored palms, or an oompa-loompa complexion, here are the quick and easy steps to undo your sun in a bottle boo-boo.

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Beauty How-To: Put on Eye Cream

No one wants to take off their sunglasses and instantly age ten years because of the lines on their face. Eye cream reduces the fine lines and wrinkles that are the most obvious signs of aging, and its never too young to start using a product that reduces crow’s feet and heavy bags.

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How To Pop A Zit & More Advice From Skincare Expert Annet King

Annet King knows all there is to know about skin. As the Director of Global Education at The International Dermal Institute (Dermalogica’s prestigious post-graduate school), it’s her job. King was kind enough to allow us to hit her with a barrage of questions, and gave us some solid advice when it comes to dealing with our own problem skin. If you’re a complexion fanatic, read on and prepare to get schooled.

The Frisky: Is it ever OK to do a home extraction (i.e., pop a zit), and if so what is the best procedure?

Annet King: Popping an inflamed pus filled pimple is not advised as it can lead to secondary infection and scarring … but we know people are likely to do it! It’s better to treat with a topical application of a pimple product and let the lesion dry up and heal. Blackheads are non-inflamed so won’t cause scarring if done correctly. I suggest prepping the skin by cleansing and then exfoliating as this will help the pimple or blackhead to come out more easily.  Also if you have showered or have a facial steamer at home, it does help soften the skin and make this skin more pliable (but it doesn’t really open pores like people think). A hot moist washcloth could also be held on the area.
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Do You Take Collagen In Your Coffee?

Can you drink your way to perfect skin? And when we say “drink,” we’re unfortunately not referring to beer and wine. Rather, we’re talking about beauty beverages, a trend which only slightly took off in the United States thanks to Borba and Glowelle, but is apparently a full-blown obsession in some Asian countries. The New York Times reports that more and more, drinks (and food) are still being marketed as beauty products: “Global food and drink product launches with a ‘beauty enhancing’ claim increased by a staggering 306 percent from 2005 to 2008.” To wit, you can now find a whole range of “skin-enhancing” food including Nescafe instant coffee infused with collagen (in Japan they put it in yogurt, apparently) and waters with Resveratrol.

So does this stuff actually work? Dermatologists say that you’re better off eating vitamin-rich meals. We guess it just depends on what seems more appetizing to you? A hot cuppa facial? Or a fruit cup? [NY Times] Keep reading »

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