For those of us without a medical degree, understanding the fine print on a sunscreen bottle can be confusing. Use our decoder when you're stocking up this summer. By Cara Litke Sullivan, REDBOOK
Active ingredients: This is the part of the label that lists the type of sunscreen used. If it's a chemical formula, the active ingredient is often avobenzone (considered the most effective); others are octocrylene, octisalate, and homosalte. If it's a mineral sunscreen, the active ingredient is titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or both.
The SPF number: Two things to know when you're eyeing this magic number: 1. It indicates only how well you're protected from UVB rays, the ones that cause a sunburn. It doesn't apply to your protection from UVA rays, which cause wrinkles and skin cancer. 2. Only an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen that's labeled "broad-spectrum" protects from UVA and UVB rays. So don't kid yourself with SPF 8-if you wear anything less than 30 when you're out in the sun, you basically
For those of us without a medical degree, understanding the fine print on a sunscreen bottle can be confusing. Use our decoder when you're stocking up this summer. By Cara Litke Sullivan, REDBOOKRead More »from How to Read a Sunscreen Label
That one about how we all need more vitamin D? Or that the damage was done by the time we turned 18? These tanning and skin cancer myths aren't just wrong - they can do serious harm. Wise up and head into a healthier future. P.S. You'll look a lot younger too. By Cara Litke Sullivan, REDBOOK.Read More »from 7 Sun Lies We Tell Ourselves
When George Harrison wrote "Here Comes the Sun" back in 1969, he probably wasn't thinking about forehead wrinkles or suspicious-looking moles. And for all the scary UV facts out there today, there's no denying that sunshine still equals happiness: family vacations, barefoot walks on the beach, warmth after the long, cold winter. While we know why we should avoid the sun-it's the number-one cause of signs of aging and directly linked to skin cancer, which is on the rise-most of us are guilty of convincing ourselves that catching a few rays can't do much harm. Major mistake, skin docs and scientists say, though they also realize that no one wants to park it indoors on a cloudless 80-degree day.
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Do you really want to know what makes a hairstylist cringe? Are you sure? Sometimes the truth stings a bit but people ask me all the time for my opinions, so here goes. I talked with a few other stylists and we are in agreement. These offenses wreck the most havoc in terms of hair health. They are the 7 deadly sins of haircare as we see it, from our side of the chair. - By Sonya Leebenham
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 3:12 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the brand announced the retirement of their famous bikini contests, first launched in 1983. That means no more oiled up fitness models in neon string bikinis competing for the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic on beaches across the world.
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The reason? Women. “The bikini contest wasn’t resonating with our target female consumers,” Danielle Duncan, Hawaiian Tropic Brand Manager, tells Yahoo Shine. With women making up 70 percent of the brand's users, that was a problem. The solution, according to Duncan, was to reinvent product offerings "to appeal to today’s Hawaiian Tropic women.”
That means saying goodbye to yesterday's Hawaiian Tropic women. Known as a slightly raunchier version of Miss Universe, the Tropic pageants rose to popularity in the '90s, but faded from a national spotlight in recent years. Since 2008, theRead More »from Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Pageants Are Officially Over, Thankfully
If you're anything like me, when you're looking for information on the best beauty products or hair and makeup inspiration, the first place you look is Pinterest. It's like a virtual magazine of tutorials, product reviews and more…right at your fingertips. I can't get enough. BUT, in order to make sure the best beauty inspiration is popping up in your feed, you must first make sure you're following inspiring beauty pinners, which is why I've rounded up some of my favorites. Here are 8 beauty pinners you should totally check out!
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- Harper s Bazaar | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
This season's prettiest shadows and liners are all about new beginnings: Grassy greens, robin's egg blue and the yummiest shade of peach you've ever seen.
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- Harper s Bazaar | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
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Aphrodita Kabashi has a surprisingly calm demeanor for someone who's just had her face injected 120 times in 25 minutes. Maybe it's because she's in the hands of Fredric Brandt, the sought-after New York-and Miami-based dermatologist known for keeping Hollywood's A-list faces looking ageless. Kabashi, a 38-year-old New Yorker and a manager of the chic Garren New York salon, is visiting Brandt for her first LaViv treatment-a breakthrough antiaging procedure that promises to eliminate wrinkles and smooth skin by injecting a patient's own amped-up collagen-producing cells into problem areas. A self-proclaimed sun worshipper, Kabashi says she wants to erase years of UV damage and have a glowing complexion without it looking unnatural. Brandt is the go-to doc for LaViv, having worked as a principal investigator on the clinical trials that led to FDA approval. "Aphrodita is the perfect LaViv candidate because she has sun damage, large pores, and fine lines around her mouth andRead More »from Can Injecting Your Face with Your Own Cells Make You Look Younger?
Make-up tipsIf every morning seems like a Manic Monday, then you'll love these clever, minute-shaving beauty tips. Learn the secrets to spending less time getting gorgeous straight from pros!Read More »from 9 Ways to Cut Your Morning Beauty Routine in Half
1. Multi-task with blush
After sweeping blush on your cheeks, brush a tad into the creases of your eyes, says makeup artist Maggie Kerr. "A small bit of color harmonizes your overall look and wakes up your eyes as well." She recommends pinks and peaches, which gives nearly everyone a healthy appearance. Try Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Glisten ($26, amazon.com).
2. Stock up on the proper tools
To add color around your eyes, consider using a fluffy ponytail brush like MAC #217 ($21, amazon.com). "Not only does it gently pop color into your crease, but it also blends your eye shadows to prevent raccoon eyes," says Kerr. She calls on this multi-tasking tool to buff out concealer under the eyes - that's three brushes for the price of one.
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3. Use concealer
- InStyle.com | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 4:19 PM EDT
Courtesy Photo (4)Did you know that product packaging makes up almost 45% of the trash found in landfills? Luckily, many brands like MAC, Lush, and Kiehl's have found creative ways to reduce that number-by rewarding you with a new product or a discount toward your next purchase when you recycle your empty products. Click through the slideshow to learn exactly how it works.Read More »from How to Recycle Your Empty Makeup Containers and Get Free Beauty Loot in Return!
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