By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
Clear Skin Tips Whether you struggled with acne as a teen, you're battling dark spots in your twenties, or you haven't quite figured out the recipe for clear skin success based on your own skin type, everyone struggles with less than perfect skin. In a world of constant photo sharing and status updating, the pressure is on to constantly have clear skin, but doing so can be incredibly difficult. Because everyone (including us!) could use some help in the clear skin department, we've compiled the best tips and tricks for clear skin below.
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101. For bad acne marks, a chemical peel can help to reduce or eliminate the discoloration of skin.
100. If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, reduce your alcohol and dairy intake and you'll see an improvement in your skin.
99. The biggest mistake you can make is leaving your makeup on overnight. Keep makeup remover wipes at your bedside table to avoid
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Find great Mother's Day gifts at your local drugstore.No need to spend a bundle on a Mother's Day gift. You can get some fun, practical, and very affordable items for your mom right at the drugstore. And while you're there, pick up a few of these winners for yourself.Read More »from Mother’s Day Gifts from the Drugstore
The best in our test, Eucerin Intensive Repair ($6) will keep her hands pampered through gardening season. For the rest of her body, there's Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion ($7.99), a GH Seal holder.
Essie Nail Color ($8) is long lasting and you'll have a lot of fun choosing a color or perhaps two or three from over 200 shades.
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Available in tints from light to deep, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream SPF 30 is a multitasking tinted moisturizer that hydrates, evens out skin tone, and provides a broad-spectrum of SPF. Another BB cream that blends perfectly into most skin tones: Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream SPF 20 ($14.99).
Thanks to an innovative brush with fine-tooth bristles, COVERGIRL LashBlast
You may have spent years studiously ignoring your mother's advice (and she was right about that guy in high school, admit it), but eventually all that bossing and nagging adds up to something truly useful. Here, Allure staffers share their mothers' wisest words about beauty.
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No color represents spring makeup better than the warm pinkish-orange mix of coral. Fortunately, coral is universally flattering on all skin tones from super pale to dark and tanned. Plus, there are different shades for different style! Brighten your eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails this spring and summer with the following classic and crush-worthy hues of coral:
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Kate Moss It's no secret that Kate Moss is the ultimate "it girl," and her newest beauty campaign just solidifies that. St. Tropez, the self-tanner brand that we swear by (seriously: it's the best self-tan you'll ever use), has announced Kate Moss as the first celebrity face of the brand. "Kate's fashion icon status is important to us but now her growing number of beauty campaigns proves that her appeal as a beauty icon resonates with confident women across all age groups globally. Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St. Tropez is about confidence," says Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, which owns St. Tropez. Kate, who's been using St Tropez for 15 years, says, "It's a really trustworthy, cool brand." We agree, Kate.
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by Lindsay ColameoRead More »from The FDA Proposes a Warning on Indoor Tanning
Getty ImagesI have a confession to make. Five years ago, I was studying at the University of Miami, and I was days away from heading home for winter break. I wanted to show off my Florida tan mid-December, but after a few cloudy days tarnished my dreams of arriving home bronzed and glamorous, I foolishly made a trip to a tanning salon. After a devilish eight minutes in what looked like a human microwave, I swore I would never return again. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced its intention to make the risks of indoor tanning clear to users.
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Study findings on the dangers of tanning beds are endless (users face a whopping 75 percent greater risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, to name just one) but the only warning I remember seeing during my visit was the admonition to keep my eyes closed during the process (accompanied by a sad attempt to get me to purchase those crazy-looking tanning goggles). There was, however, a
by Catherine DevineRead More »from 4 Simple, Totally Doable Skin-Safety Tips
David StesnerIt takes just five sunburns over the course of a lifetime to double your risk of melanoma. I know what you're thinking: By now, everyone knows that skin cancer isn't a joke, right? I mean, even the friend who had an unlimited monthly pass to the tanning salon in high school switched to spray tans! As much as we know about skin cancer, though, only about 20 percent of us wear sunscreen daily. (Which is crazy, considering in a poll we did on Allure's Facebook page, 68 percent of our fans said they either have had skin cancer or know someone who has.) But here's the thing: It's never too late to start taking care of your skin. Here, a few sun-protection tricks to keep in mind as the temperatures start to rise:
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* If you're the outdoorsy type, you may want to take a summer vacation from retinols: They thin the top layer of skin and can make you vulnerable to redness and brown spots, says dermatologist Fredric Brandt.
- Allure Daily Beauty Reporter | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 5:40 PM EDT
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Roger Cabello Bronzer can make you look glowy...or streaky...or, worst of all, orange and glittery. (And then you look a little like a stripper.) That's the last thing I want for you, so I asked makeup artist and bronzer guru Scott Barnes to share his technique for achieving the most realistic glow with bronzer.
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If you try to fake a tan, it'll look...fake. "One of the most common mistakes is choosing a bronzer that's too dark, and then you look muddy," says Barnes. You're better off going for a subtle glow with a pressed-powder bronzer that's just a half shade darker than your skin. But glittery does not equal glowy, so if you can see any glitter in the formula, steer clear.
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Buff--don't sweep--it on. "You get the lightest, most realistic application by making small circles with a big fluffy powder brush," says Barnes. Tap the excess off the brush first (duh) and then buff it
- Refinery29 | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29Read More »from Would You Insure the Contents of Your...Makeup Bag?
Sometimes, you and your stuff part ways. It's no one's fault. Well, okay - usually, it's your fault. But, we've all been there. An eyeshadow left at a girlfriend's house. A lip gloss fallen behind in the ladies' toilets. A mascara dropped out of a bag. We get it.
But, as if losing your favorite now-discontinued lipstick weren't enough, a new poll reveals that the annual cost of replacing the lost items of your beauty kit is a whopping $386. And the industrious company behind said data thinks that merits a stand-alone make-up bag insurance policy for women.
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According to a poll by beauty retailer Feel Unique, which surveyed over 2,000 women, one in 10 women spend $94 a month replacing lost beauty items, and the average British woman will spend $386 per year replacing her favorite makeup. What's more concerning is that over a quarter of those women admitted to cancelling a date because they could not
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