Tag Archives: skincare

11 Reasons I’ll Never Get Botox Again

I thought Botox would change my life. I admired the shiny, perfect foreheads of my elders on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (or New York, New Jersey, D.C. and Miami, for that matter) and wished that I too could include myself in the natural-but-not club. I’m 28 and definitely the only one in my small-town Indiana family to even consider Botox. I thought it was a necessary form of torture–some sun damage from a few years back had left its mark in the form of noticeable (probably only to me?) horizontal lines across my forehead. It wasn’t quite as if someone drew on my face with eyeliner, but it bothered me. So with the help of a Lifebooker special for $179, I took the plunge before a trip to Jamaica where I intended to do a little more sun damage.

And here’s why I won’t ever do it again. Keep reading »

Absolute Amazing Skin

Have you ever seen a French woman with bad skin? Didn’t think so. And perhaps that’s because they use Absolution’s line of bespoke organic skincare. How does it work? You start with their basic but deliciously light and airy Crème du Jour, and then depending on the skin problem or condition you have, add a dollop of one of Absolution’s four serums — anti-aging, eclat, energie or controle. And voila! You’ve got a skin treatment all your own!

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

Dear Spray-On Sunscreen,

Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays, I hit the drugstore to stock up on sunscreen with SPF 30; for my face, I selected a cream variety, and for my body, I chose you, Spray-On Sunscreen. Keep reading »

Ask An Esthetician: What Do Different Break Out Spots Mean? Should I Be Using A Glycolic?

Skin: Our largest organ, and also probably our biggest pain in the butt. Managing its temperamental, over-sensitive ways is pretty much a full-time gig, especially if your skin is a delicate Sensitive Sally like mine. Thankfully, we’ve got our new BFF, esthetician Jenna Kulp, to help us solve our skin woes. Jenna’s here to answer all of your troubling skin problems–to offer suggestions and solutions to your skincare needs. If you’ve got a question for Jenna, {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”let us know”} and we’ll pass it along! And after the jump, check out her answers about acne and glycolic skincare products. Keep reading »

Pour Some Sugar On Me

The other day, I dug up a small travel-size bottle of Fresh’s Sugar Lemon body lotion that had been languishing in my bathroom cabinet. I used a tiny amount on my dry, chapped hands and as soon as I smelled it, I immediately wanted to be swathed in an entire bucket of the stuff. The Sugar Lemon scent is sweet, but not cloying, and feels overwhelmingly light and, well, fresh. I’ll take two dozen bottles, please.

[$22.50 Fresh]

The Pee Facial: There Are No Words

Prepare to be traumatized. Earlier this week on “The Doctors,” a panel of experts discussed the use of—gag—urine in skin care. “Urea,” explains one doctor, “on the skin potentially has some benefits,” before then applying pee-soaked cotton balls to each other’s faces as “urine facials.” There’s a lot we’d go through to get great skin … but putting piss on our faces surely isn’t one of them. [Gawker TV] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

We’re generally pretty skeptical of any beauty product that claims to fix up our messy bits while we sleep. What happened to the whole beauty is pain concept? Suddenly beauty is supposed to be just easy? Well, apparently so. Kiehl’s new Midnight Recovery Concentrate did, in fact, have a visible effect on my face overnight. No, I didn’t wake up with the world’s best skin and, mysteriously, 10 pounds lighter. But I did look and feel more hydrated and smoother than usual. [$42, Kiehl's] Keep reading »

Kylie Minogue’s Cheap Secret For Perfect Skin

Forget expensive skin creams and trips to the dermatologist. If you really want perfect skin, Kylie Minogue has the answer, and it’s a whole lot cheaper than you’d expect. Apparently, the star relies on Pond’s Cold Cream for her wrinkle-free complexion, a product you’ve seen in the vanity of your grandmother’s house, no doubt. “It’s really changed my skin,” she said. “It’s all I really use to look after my skin. It’s such an old classic.” Though the skin cream has been around forever and costs a measly $4.99, you might not be aware that its roots are really based in ancient Greece, which officially makes it that much cooler, not to mention a total steal. The cream derives inspiration and its base — water and fats — from a cleanser used over 2,000 years ago, making it a historical gem in the beauty world. Kylie’s must-have product proves two things: 1) You shouldn’t judge skincare products by their price tag because sometimes the best finds are the cheapest, and 2) Grandma always know best. If this cream will give you flawless skin through your 40s, like Kylie’s, I’m picking some up on my way home today. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

The New Catch-22: Can Sunscreen Give You Skin Cancer?

Great. Just as we had stocked up on all the necessary sun protection supplies for the season, we hear this incredibly disturbing news. An environmental organization claims that “almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives.” The same group also concluded in a study that several of the well-known sunscreen brands out there contain “oxybenzone, a chemical shown in laboratory studies to release a reactive form of oxygen that can actually be skin-cancer contributing.”

Um, who are we supposed to believe now? If this is true, then our options are none too appealing: 1) Skip sunscreen, get burned, risk cancer, 2) Slap on the SPF 70, avoid burn, still get cancer, or 3) Become a vampire. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

How To Keep Your Feet Looking Nice This Summer

When I lived at home, my mom made us — and our confused friends — wash our feet in the sink before entering the house proper during the summer. In sandal weather, she could often be heard admonishing us not to “drag our street feet into the house!” As a result, I’m flexible and balanced enough to stand on one leg while the other is in the sink and consider myself an expert at warding off what I like to call “hobo feet.” Click through for tips for keeping your feet smooth and pretty, even as summer sandal dirt threatens to make them filthy and dry.

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