Beauty 101It may be surprising when you get breakouts in the winter, but your skincare routine and the cold, dry air could be to blame. When you see a pimple forming (or several) your first thought may be to zap it with whatever harsh acne fighting products you have. But the products you were using in the summer to fight breakouts won't work the same in the winter.
The cold weather along with indoor heat will cause your skin to become drier, and fighting back with drying ingredients will only make your skin worse. Using cleansers or acne spot treatments high in benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid will dry out your pimples yes, but it will also cause your skin to produce more oil to compensate for the over-drying. The oil can clog pores and make your breakouts worse. Even if your skin is oily and breaking out, it's important to use a good moisturizer come winter to keep your face from drying out. The drier your skin, the more irritated it can get. If your skin begins flaking and cracking, it can
- Beauty High | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:30 PM EST
Beauty 101It may be surprising when you get breakouts in the winter, but your skincare routine and the cold, dry air could be to blame. When you see a pimple forming (or several) your first thought may be to zap it with whatever harsh acne fighting products you have. But the products you were using in the summer to fight breakouts won't work the same in the winter.Read More »from Beauty 101: How to Treat Acne Breakouts in the Winter
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As the mercury rises, you might start to consider a chin-skimming, neck-baring bob. Take your cues from the A-lister's featured in this story, and find a silhouette that complements your face frame, not one that competes with it. Here, Rose Byrne's softly rounded layers emphasize her delicate bone structure, where as blunt ends would overpower her mug. Read on for more tips!
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- Sarah Ferguson, Lucky magazine
My grandmother has given me a lot of great advice over the years, but perhaps her best piece of wisdom? Moisturize every day. Seriously, this woman is 85 years old and her skin-with less wrinkles than many middle-aged women-looks and feels as soft as butter.
So, each night no matter what the season, I obediently lather on the moisturizer before I go to bed. Since I naturally have dry skin, when the cold weather strikes, this routine becomes all the more important. I've recently been giving my hair some extra attention, too. Cold air and hot showers mixed with heat styling tools are a recipe for dry and brittle hair.Take a cue from Grandma Ferguson, and click through to shop 12 products that will keep you hydrated all season long. You'll thank her later.
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Find out what tricks to try for a picture perfect look and how to avoid making a festive faux pas.
by Eden Univer, Teen Vogue
Pump up the volume on your holiday cheer this season with glitter, red lips, and lush lashes, but be careful not to go overboard or you'll end up on the beauty naughty list. You want your look to stand out for being ultra-chic, not mega-messy. There's a fine line between the two and it's easy to get swept up in swirls of glitter and gloss. In other words, tread lightly with these seasonal trends and you'll be the hit of the holidays!
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salonAbout three weeks ago, my sister popped an intervention on me. "Your clothes say 'cool'," she explained with an inhale, "but your hair says 'sister wife'."
It was time, I learned, for the absolute loathsome task of going to get a haircut.
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I'm just one of those laid-back people who doesn't really care too much about my hair. It grows fast, I know that much, and it's curly, unless I straighten it. It's in a top-knot if it's not down. It's usually unwashed (because it's healthier and it saves time) and it doesn't get greasy unless I accidentally scratch an itch with a fork covered in gravy, which has happened exactly never. OK, once. Fine! Twice. God. What's with you and the third degree?
Haircuts aren't a necessity because I never really have a style, it's just, you know, on my head and makes me avoid looking bald. A win if ever there was one.
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woman wearing makeup I have never been the type to spend hours in the bathroom sorting through makeup; putting it on, taking it off, experimenting with new shades. I didn't ever take an active interest in it. As a nurse, my mom rarely wears makeup and none of my grandmothers or aunts are big into vanity. To this day I'm still not totally head over heels for the stuff. I think it looks fake and cake-like.
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I didn't even start wearing makeup until my freshman year of college, and even then, I only wanted to wear a little -- nothing anyone could notice. So I guess you could say I subscribe to the whole less is more theory when it comes to foundation, blush, bronzer, and tinted eye shadow. But the truth, my friends, is bigger than that. I think wearing less makeup makes me feel like more of a woman. Boom. Said it.
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Ana Dragovic, Vogue
According to Jennifer MacGregor, M.D., a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, it's that slick, greasy feel-the byproduct of a key ingredient called petrolatum-that's essential for treating overly dry skin. "But that's not practical during the day," she admits. MacGregor urges her patients to follow an intense nighttime ritual (like applying a layer of Vaseline and wearing cotton gloves) and to use something lighter for day, preferably with an SPF.
Thankfully, plenty of skin-care brands offer lightweight, nutrient-packed options: Feathery formulas from Chanel and Lancôme are rich but fast-absorbing; vitamin C-spiked potions from Clinique and Dermalogica tackle dark spots and brighten skin tone. And in terms of application, it doesn't get much easier than Rodan+Fields's Age Shield Hand Balm SPF 30, an anhydrous glide-on stick that delivers firming peptides, and UV protection in one smooth stroke.
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Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
You know that a sleek blowout makes your hair reflect light better. You may even own a really good shine spray. But chances are your hair never gets as amazingly, bafflingly shiny as, say, Lauren Conrad's. (And if it does, please don't brag about it.) You can bet she's not just misting on a shine spray and calling it a day. Quite the contrary: The top hairstylists behind each head of hair that you see on the red carpet or in a shampoo commercial have made a science out of creating youthful, natural-seeming, and oftentimes blinding shine. Here are a few of my favorite tricks top hairstylists really use that you can actually do at home.
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Start building shine in the shower. Nope, that doesn't just mean using a shine-enhancing shampoo. Hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins suggests rinsing apple cider vinegar through your hair at the very end of your shower. "It's acidic, so it seals the cuticle," he explains. PourRead More »from 4 Secrets of Supershiny Hair
Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine
Thanks to my time here at Allure, my shower looks like a clean version of a Hoarders house of horrors. It's jammed with products-especially facial exfoliators. I like nothing more than the feeling of complete clean that I get from Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment, Bliss Pore Perfecting Facial Polish, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (this amazing powder that I swear will change your face in one use), and my Clarisonic Mia. But I can-and probably do-have too much of a good thing, says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch.
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Convincing people that they're exfoliating too much "is one of my great challenges," laughs Hirsch, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine. "Over-exfoliating is probably the single most significant cause of breakouts. For some reason, people think exfoliating means 'torture my skin like it has secret government information.'" InRead More »from Exfoliating: You're Doing it Too Much
- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Nov 29, 2012 12:06 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Be extra careful that you're making good business deals and decisions these days. Did you get as much as you could from that consignment shop? Are you bargaining effectively at your local flea market?
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Whatever you do, have a party tonight! You might throw it at a bead store, a favorite nail salon or even the food court in the mall. Rest assured -- wherever you and your pals gather these days, the good times will quickly follow.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Limit your makeup to three steps. Sweep your hair into a sleek chignon -- nothing fussy. Pick a shirtdress you can throw on with ease. It's a fast-moving day and your style routine shouldn't slow you down.
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