Working out is fantastic for firming up flabby areas and losing weight. As if you needed another excuse to get your fitness on, it's no secret both your inner and outer health improve when you exercise. Proving that glowing skin not only comes from a bottle, jar or a tube, here are four ways that getting physical can pack amazing results for your skin.
1. Sweating clears out your pores. But let everything stay on your skin and it could have adverse effects. Be sure to wash your face post-workout and shed your workout clothes to avoid chest and back breakouts.
2. Exercising will firm you up, making your skin look toned and firm-doesn't a set of toned legs or strong arms always look nicer?
3. As Elle Woods in Legally Blonde put it, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't kill their husbands. They just don't." Rising stress levels can cause trauma to the skin in the form of wrinkles, acne or breakouts. Any physical exertion will reduce the
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Working out is fantastic for firming up flabby areas and losing weight. As if you needed another excuse to get your fitness on, it's no secret both your inner and outer health improve when you exercise. Proving that glowing skin not only comes from a bottle, jar or a tube, here are four ways that getting physical can pack amazing results for your skin.Read More »from Why Exercise is Good for Your Skin
It's fantastic when you get along with your cubemates-especially since you see them for more hours a week than your good friends. Our cubemates are quiet, respectful and good for a beauty chat when needed. Still, we can't help think back to the days when we had a cubemate who stunk-literally.Read More »from Wearing Perfume to Workâ€”Yay or Nay?
She would come into work drenched in perfume. Some days it was so overwhelming, we'd taste it on our tongues, and it would make us sneeze. To this day, we avoid that bottle along the fragrance wall in Sephora.
Do you think it's appropriate to wear perfume to work? They say that you shouldn't wear perfume to an interview-should the same rule follow in the workplace? What scent do you wear to work?
If you do wear perfume to work, here are five subtle fragrances that won't have you leaving a scent trail from the pantry to your desk.
Sarah Jessica Parker The Lovely Collection: Dawn
Fragrance Family: Floral
Top Notes: Violet leaves, angelica flower, citrus cocktail
Pink stepped out this week sporting a much different look from her platinum rocker hair we're used to seeing on the singer. Instead, she went brunette and traded in her spiky strands for a softer pixie cut.Read More »from Changing Your Look in 3 Simple Steps
Whether you're a fan of the new style or not, it is definitely a more mature look on the star and a long way from the days where her hair and her name were one in the same. If you're feeling the need for a hairstyle upgrade like our friend Pink, try one of these tips below.
Changing Your Hair Color
If you want to go darker like Pink, test out your shade with a semi-permanent color. Most formulas last about 28-30 shampoos and if you're hooked on the hue, you can switch to a more permanent dye. For a rich, all-over color, start in the back and at the top of your head and work your way forward. Save the strands in the front of your face for last, they are more porous and tend to absorb more color that the back or underside of your head.
If you want to go lighter, opt for a cooler
- RealBeauty.com | SATC – Wed, May 5, 2010 8:28 PM EDT
It's nearly time for Sex and the City 2 to hit theaters and we'll once-again be reunited with the four gorgeous New Yorkers who've become our ultimate style icons. While we may not be in a position to splurge on the beautiful Manolos they're bound to sport, there is one thing you can snag - their hair secrets.
We sat down with Frank Barbosa, the movie's lead hairstylist, to get the scoop on what tress effects we can expect to see on everyone's favorite foursome and how you can get Sarah Jessica Parker's signature waves.
Q. In the first movie, Carrie sports a ton of different hair looks. What style takes center stage this time around?
A. "A lot of waves, a lot of loose, free-flowing waves for all of the characters, not just Carrie. I was inspired by old black-and-white films and brought in a ton of old photographs for each actress. We spent one to four hours on each look every day." Related: Don't Miss Kristin Davis's Top 10 Hairstyles
Q. What's your secret to creating
- RealBeauty.com | Work + Money – Tue, May 4, 2010 8:26 PM EDT
Jersey's finest was back in full force last night, with bigger bubbies, babies, and icy stares that would make a wild lion stop dead in its tracks. We won't admit how long we've been waiting for The Real Housewives of New Jersey to come back on, but let's just say some dinner plans may or may not have been canceled for its debut.
There is no doubt these ladies are slightly over the top, with the fake nails, serious tans, and bedazzled...everything, yet when it comes to their hair, we can't help but want to steal a tip or two from them. Maybe this just proves we've all got a little Jersey Girl in each of us. Try taking one of these tips from the ladies, we promise no one will accuse you of being from the Armpit State.
Dina might look like she could snap your neck at a moments notice, but her hair color is definitely something to stop and stare at. It's got the right amount of highlights and low lights without being too beach bunny blonde. If you're thinkingRead More »from How to Become Your Own Real Housewife of New Jersey
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and in the midst of brunching, picnic-ing and just enjoying the company of the main gal in your life, give her a token that will last. Check out these gifts that have a unique beauty twist and will have her looking and feeling great.Read More »from 5 Unique and Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts
Give her a token of your appreciation.
To some, violets symbolize love, and purple is the color of royalty, so show Mom who's queen this Mother's Day with this lovely, violet-shaped compact, filled with Estée Lauders Sensuous solid perfume.
Estée Lauder Sensuous Vibrant Flower by Jay Strongwater, $275; neimanmarcus.com
Give her a gift that will give back.
A gift with a cause is rewarding in itself - a portion of the proceeds from this candle benefits Autism Speaks. It will also remind your mom that she raised a kindhearted daughter who is aware of important causes.
Nest Blue Garden Candle, $32; neimanmarcus.com
Give her the Fountain of Youth.
Not that we want you to highlight that she's aging (gracefully), but even Mom
A new study, Insight into the Youth Beauty Market, was released last week by the research company NPD. The shocking results showed that although teens and young women are becoming less engaged with beauty and cosmetics, tweens (ages 8-12) are becoming more into makeup and the like.Read More »from How Young is Too Young to Start Wearing Makeup?
The report lists that among the increases in regular usage of mascara, eyeliner and lipstick from 2007, mascara and eyeliner usage by tweens have both doubled.'
Much to our surprise, pop culture, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga are not to blame. The culprits are the girls' very own mothers and siblings. They're turning to their at-home, real-life role models and copying what they're buying and using.
When we were young, LipSmackers lip balms and peel-off nail polish were the only types of cosmetics our moms let us dive into. Only on special occasions were we allowed to wear blush and lipstick, such as in our cousin's wedding.
This study reminds us an episode of The Cosby Show-Vanessa wanted to start wearing
Ever wonder how your stylist gets her hair looking perfect all the time? You don't need to go to beauty school to possess the power of great hair, you just need to know the secrets. The next time you want a flawless look, try one of these tips.
To Keep Your Waves Bouncy
Opt for sleeping on a satin pillowcase to help keep your hair from getting matted, tangled, and frizzy. Cotton cases tend to have coarser texture, which can rough up your hair, especially if you're tossing and turning all night.
Can't get a good night's sleep? These habits might be the cause.
All it takes is some leave-in conditioner! Spray hair with a thin mist and smooth it down with your hands, using the pulling-it-into-a-ponytail motion. Try one from the curl experts, like Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner.
To boost your curls sans product cup, don't scrunch. Cup the bottom of your curl in your palm, push it all the way up to your head, then squeeze when your fingersRead More »from 5 Secrets Your Hairstylist Won't Tell You
No one wants to be stressed out-plus the havoc alone causes acne, weight gain, and other body issues. Whether it's work, a breakup, or the countless other factors, it is essential to find some balance and learn how to de-stress-and it's not that hard to do. It doesn't have to take expensive therapies or a ton of time. Try one of these easy tension tamers to get started on calming your nerves.Read More »from 3 Easy Ways to Soothe Stress
Take the sting out of a stressful afternoon with a 30-second massage. Rest your elbows on your desk and place your thumbs under your eyebrows on either side of the bridge of your nose. Let the weight of your head rest on your thumbs for 10 seconds. Next, pinch your eyebrows with your thumbs and index fingers. Hold for one second, then move your fingers a half-inch out. Repeat until you've covered the whole brow. Not only will the mini-break soothe your senses, the simple act of touch is calming and comforting.
Steam Things Up
Although it gets a bad rap, sweating is a vital
April may be the month dedicated to celebrating Earth Day, but we all know it's good practice to be eco-friendly 365 days a year, not just the 30 days of the month. It doesn't have to be difficult, in fact, being more green conscious is just the opposite. Check out these ways you can make a slight switch in your life to become a go green getter.Read More »from 3 Easy Ways to Go Green All Year Round
Decrease Your Carbon Footprint, Decrease Your Weight
It's no secret that when you get out of the car and on your feet your waistline will shrink, but sometimes it's just not feasible to hit the gym everyday after work when you have hungry mouths to feed. If you live within biking distance to work, try riding to decrease air pollution and burn calories at the same time. Start practicing now so you can take part in Bike to Work Week May 17-21. For more information visit bikeleague.org. If the average woman (approximately 160 pounds) biked 20 minutes to and from work, she would burn 292 calories on top of getting killer legs! Just remember,